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Saturday, 6 March 2010

6/3/10: Erith School to Erith Quarry

22 Starlings over Northumberland Way.

1 Goldfinch in a tall tree in the grounds of my old school - Erith School - on the Ramsden Rd. boundary.

15 House Sparrows seen (and others heard) in the hedge around the school on the Ramsden Rd. corner, and part way along Avenue Rd.

Erith Quarry:

1 Robin
27 Wood Pigeon
1 Jay
Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit

2 Great Tit

Great views of a Kestrel hovering over the site.

2 Foxes.

3 patches of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) on 'dry ground', as above.

Large patch of Fennel plants found.

Some Japanese Knotweed.

Looked at north-west corner this time. Delighted to find another bit of 'heathland' (hurrah).

Several large Gorse - but some have suffered relatively recent and heavy vehicle damage, as in the lower picture.

A number of native Broom plants (above) in several locations nearby.

Also this substantial young Pine that looked self-seeded. Some Poplars. Plus 2 Cotoneaster.

Several clumps of Sedum (probably reflexum) found (pictured above) in the foreground of the following view.

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