Thursday, 22 August 2013

Lavernock Point

Small passage of hirundines with swallows to the fore. A solitary Blackcap and a Willow Warbler were in the hedgerows with at least 4 Common Whitethroat. Highlight was a late Swift over the church.

Leps: Whites everywhere, a few Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Small Tortoiseshell and singles of Painted Lady, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue & Magpie Moth. A Migrant Hawker of note.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Cosmeston

1 Common Whitethroat, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, Green ‘Pecker, Gt Spotted ‘Pecker f/o E lake. Also a Clouded Yellow in the E paddock per Jeff Curtis.

Lavernock Point

A few migrants in the hedgerows: Common Whitethroat [9], Blackcap [1], Garden Warbler [1] & a few Swallows moving south. A whimbrel flew over and a GS Woodpecker was in the trees by the church.
Leps: Good numbers of both Large & Small White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper & Comma.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Cosmeston

V v quiet - small birds almost non-existent. Black Swan was on E lake and a couple of Sand Martins flew through. Shots below were still images taken with Panasonic camcorder.

m Common Darter
 f. Common Darter

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Cosmeston

GBC monthly walk -pretty quiet - 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunt, small nos. of Swallow, House Martin & Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 2 imm Green 'Peckers, 1 Heron, now 10 Tufted Duck, 2 fully grown imm GC Grebes, and a couple of Cormorants whiffling in like geese. Leps included lots of Common Blue, Small Blue, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Comma, and several Silver Y moths. Also 1 Emperor dragonfly and Common Darters ovipositing.
PS also forgot to mention a Treecreeper in Cogan Wood - a species not often seen at Cossie.