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Naturelog: Monday 5th May

Never heard of this place and not too far away.

Pete's Favourite Things

In the afternoon went to Bough Beech reservoir near Sevenoaks.

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The water level remains very high which is not good for birds on passage as there are no exposed areas to feed on. Consequently the reservoir was quiet with only a few resident water birds and some Common Terns seen.

Coot Coot

Walking down to the reserve centre a male Cuckoo could be heard calling from the trees. My first Cuckoo of the year! On the flood by the centre a pair of Canada geese were marshaling their brood of 6 young.

Canada Goose and Young Canada Goose and Young

Canada Goose and Young Canada Goose and Young

The only Butterfly highlight was a female Orange tip which perched for photographs.

Orange Tip (Female) Orange Tip (Female)

A pleasant afternoon out with the added bonus of hearing Cuckoo, such a magical sound – unfortunately becoming less and less common in this area.

Common Pheasant [sp] (Phasianus colchicus)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)

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