Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Cosmeston

The only things of interest in a shortish walk this morning were two very smart Greylags on E lake. Also there was the unusual sight of the drake Pintail wandering around on the footpath near the bird table by E lake. W lake had the usual Tufties and Pochard and some Teal hiding in the reed edges, and there were 2 Little Grebe and a total of 5 GC Grebe.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Cosmeston

Mute Swan 20; Canada Goose 12; Teal 10+; Gadwall 4; Pochard 26: Tufted 176; Cormorant 2: GCG 2; Buzzard 3 incl some apparent display over Cogan Wood; Water Rail 1 heard; Coot 50+; Bh Gull 231; LBB Gull 70; Herring Gull 30; Mipit 3 in W paddock; Bullfinch 4 grp of 2 pairs feeding together.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Cosmeston

There was a drake Pintail on W lake near the bridge this morning, and a Little Egret was in Sully Brook by the dovecote field [per Lol Middleton]. Up to 25 Teal present at the moment too [again per Lol]. The Little Egret was only the fifth record for the site. I had 1 in Nov last year, then prior to that 1 in Aug 2004, then 1 in Oct 2003 [Jake Gilmore] and 1 inMay 1995 [myself & Lol Middleton].