Friday, 11 November 2011

Lavernock Point

The farmer was flaying the hedgerows this morning so not much about. However a flock of 17 Mistle Thrushes, 11 Stock Doves, along with 3 Brambling over the point, more than made up for '0' in the hedges.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Cosmeston

V mild this morning. Not much action except 50+ Redwing feeding in Hawthorns in region of SW corner of W lake and path that leads to dragonfly pond. 60 Wood Pigeon flew over. Ad Lesser Black-back present ringed dark blue darvic with orange letters HVP on R leg, metal ring L leg. Photo under 'Birds' [altho' you can't see the whole ring! = poss Evesham in origin].

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Lavernock Point

With a slight SE drift, thrushes were in evidence this morning, with many feeding on hawthorn berries: Fieldfare (300), Redwing (700), Blackbird (c40), Song Thrush (10) & Mistle Thrush (4). Seven Crossbills f/o and went out to sea, Stock Dove (3), Wood Pigeon (150), Chaffinch (50), Meadow Pipit (20) & Sky Lark (2). Singles of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk & Buzzard were noted.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lavernock Point

A Lapland Bunting was present in the first big ploughed field with a small flock of Sky Larks. It flew off calling south towards the point at 10.23am. Good numbers of finches in the top fields, either side of the lane: Brambling, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch & Bullfinch (3). Increase in the numbers of Jackdaws & crows feeding in ploughed fields.

Cosmeston 2nd Nov

A flock of about 20 Fieldfare flew over this morning, my first of the year, together with a handful of Redwing. They didn't stop. Windsurfers on E lake so nothing much there. Just 2 Tufties on W lake and 3 Mistle Thrush in W paddock.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Lavernock

pretty quiet in the settled weather.
Lavernock reserve - pr Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, small flocks of Chaffinch & Goldfinch, fem Blackcap.
Lavernock Pt & coast path - pr Bullfinch, 30 Goldfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Sky Lark, Mistle Thrush, m+f Blackcap.
Poss the most exciting thing was an old twin prop US Army marked aircraft which flew over from the W [presumably Rhoose or St Athan]. Wasn't quick enough to get camera out, lens cap off and unlock zoom :-( It was a handsome craft. About 1/2 way in size betw Hurricane & Lancaster. US Army written under the L wing, stars on the wing ends. Tail comprised a wing with two small vertical tail fins at the distal ends & no central tail fin.