Monday, 28 November 2016

Cosmeston

Only highlights this morning were a pair of Wigeon on W lake and a single fem Teal. Plenty of Redwing around and 20 or so Fieldfare, 3 Jays seen carrying acorns and a Buzzard was over Cogan Wood. Large part of car park cordoned off as they're filming in Penarth yet again. and they use the Cossie car park as the 'base'.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Cosmeston

4 Teal was the highlight on W lake this morning, and there were many Redwing flying about along most hedgerows plus a few Fieldfare.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Cosmeston late p.m.

Probably the best night so far for starlings at Cosmeston - I would guess twice the number I saw the other evening. Therwere 2-3 Sparrowhawks in attendance! Pic is just off my phone and shows part of the flock. Show ended at around 4:25. Viewed from the bridge.

Cosmeston

A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen briefly at Cosmeston late morning this morning. It was not vocal but a Chiffchaff was calling at the same time. It was in ivy looking from the beginning of the boardwalk that leads off the car park, looking towards E lake. There were loads of Redwing and Fieldfare all over the park. A Bittern was seen over W lake reeds yesterday eve (per Graham Smith).

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Cosmeston

Nice murmuration of 3000+ Starling over W lake Cosmeston at 16:10 this aft, dropping into W lake reeds in the end. Also 2 Bittern seen by Jeff Curtis seen separately to land in different parts of W lake reeds. This would seem to tie in with my obs there which I posted yesterday. Also Kingfisher seen briefly at dusk. There were quite a few Redwing flying over when I arrived.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Cosmeston

A Bittern flew from by the Medieval Village access boardwalk at Cosmeston this morning and flew through the tree toward E lake. However later I saw a BIttern deep in the W lake reeds, looking down from the nearest end of W paddock. 2 Lapwing flew over and there was a scattering of Redwing all over. Also 4 Pochard [3f 1m] and the usual Tufties.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Cosmeston

The returning drake Lesser Scaup was reported at Cossie this morning [and also at The Knap, Barry.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Cosmeston

A Bittern was seen at Cosmeston this morning, in W lake reeds then across the 'bay' in the reeds to the L of the hide [per Graham Smith].

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Cosmeston

Lovely day so lots of people. Single Treecreeper and Goldcrest by the central path, 84 Tufties in total, 1 fem Shoveler E lake, 3 Pochard W lake, 1 Green Pecker and only 4 Redwing seen - there have been 40-50 in the last few days. A late Common Darter was by the new dipping pond and a Red Admiral was seen.