Saturday, 13 May 2017

Cosmeston

The Yellow Flag Irises [Iris pseudacorus] are out now and looking good. Only bird highlights were 3 Grey Heron and a pair of displaying GC Grebes on W lake and a Jay by the E lake boardwalk.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Lavernock WT reserve & Cosmeston

Lavernock reserve - 3 Comm Whitethroat singing by the 1st field, 10+ Blackcap, Chiffchaff nice spike of Early Purple Orchid, 2 Oycs, 3 Whimbrel and 4 fly-by Shelduck at St Mary's Well Bay. Several Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood.

Cosmeston - Green Woodpecker calling, pair of Mistle Thrush, Brimstone [3], Comma [2], Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lavernock Reserve

A Common Whitethroat was singing in a tree by the main entrance gate this morning. Also at least 6 Blackcaps singing. In St Mary's Well Bay there were just 3 Oycs and 2 Shelduck. There was a nice show of Cowslips dotted around and a few Holly Blues on the wing.
Cowslip

Holly Blue

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Cosmeston

Some recent photos:
Jackdaw with nest material

Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly

Long-tailed Tit

V tame Squirrel

Friday, 21 April 2017

Cosmeston a.m.

A Common Sandpiper flew from the far shore of E lake and appeared to head into W lake but I couldn't relocate it there. There were several Reed Warbler singing in the E lake reed bed by the boardwalk although not visible. Also 4-5 male Reed Buntings flitting and chasing around there. Also had a damselfly of some sort - took a pic but am now away for w/e without camera.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cosmeston a.m.

2 Reed Warblers were visible in the flattened centre of W lake reeds, my first of the year. Had brief views of a male Wheatear on the twmp beyond the dragonfly pond before it flew off high to the west. Apparently there was a fem too [per Graham Smith]. Thx to Jeff Curtis for the heads up re the Wheatear.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cosmeston

Highlights this morning: 1 male Pere flew over > N; 1 Lesser Whitethroat about 50m beyond the dragonfly pond but quite flighty - didn't sing; 6 Swallow; shed loads of Blackcaps singing. In Cogan Wood, 1 Brimstone, several Orangetip, 2 Comma and a Holly Blue, and what I think was a Buff-tailed Bumblebee..
Buff-tailed Bumblebee?

Orangetip

Holly Blue

Holly Blue

Comma

Comma

Brimstone