Monday March 21st the vernal equinox,day and night are of equal length,and spring is sprung,so it was off to the woods once more to find the elusive lesser spotted woodpecker before the leaves burst forth on the trees.About 100 yards from the car the echoes of a drumming male rang out loud and clear and eventually he showed behind me and I watched him drumming for some time before he departed the scene.
Also spotted in the area were great spotted and green woodpeckers,treecreeper 3,nuthatch 2,marsh tit 2,numerous blue and great tits several pairs of long tailed tits and two coal tits.At the far end of the wood another pair of lesser spots were found and several fieldfare and redwings were seen on the edge bordering the sheep field.A mistle thrush was singing his heart out in the tree top back at the car and a comma butterfly
was sunbathing by the verge amongst the celandines.
As a matter of interest disel in Dunkirk village was £151.9 p per litre the highest price ever?needless to say I went on to the shell garage in Faversham a measley £136.9 there.
Made a flying visit to Oare,nothing unusual birdwise but the highland cattle made a fine sight and I could not resist a few shots.