Friday, 21 October 2016

Cosmeston

8 Reed Buntings in reeds by the new dipping pool boardwalk, 6 juv Wood Pigeon in a tree there and 2 Jay over, 70 Canadas on W lake, 6 Pochard [5m 1f], 1 Wigeon and 30 Tufties on W lake, and 2 Herons, 1 on E lake near the bridge and 1 by W lake posts. Flock of LT Tits near the bird table.



Cosmeston

Last week a Kingfisher was by the dragonfly pond - rubbish photo below [big crop].

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Cosmeston

Not much to report. A Pochard on W lake was the first of the autumn for me, with around 35 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe in W lake 'bay', 50 Canada Geese. 1 Chiffchaff and a Goldrest in sycamores by Med Village path, and 2 Jays. 2 Swallow flew over w lake.
A Kingfisher was by the dragonfly pond a couple of days ago.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Cosmeston

Back after 3 weeks birding in California and briefly Nevada & Arizona. This fem Stonechat was by the Medieval Village boardwalk this morning. Also the strange plane pictured, flew over at low level. Internet reveals this is a privately owned Piaggio P-180 Avanti II registered in Malta. Looks really odd with the rearward mounted wings and push-mode props.