Thursday, 7 November 2019

Cosmeston - in the rain

There were 20 Teal on W lake plus a pair of Gadwall and the usual Tufties. In the recently mowed far end of W paddock there were at least 30 Pied Wagtails and a Meadow Pipit feeding amongst the grass and vegetation on the ground. A Jay by the golf course.
Yesterday in the same mowed area there were 2 Buzzards feeding on the ground, 50 Fieldfare flew over W paddock with a few Redwing, a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over the lower Dovecote field and there were 4 Pochard on W lake.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Lavernock WT Reserve

A Peregrine cruised over the reserve this morning. A Heron in St. Mary's Well Bay plus a few Oycs, and a Buzzard over Rowland's Well field. Otherwise pretty wet & muddy!

Thursday, 24 October 2019


A few of my recent sightings:
15th Oct 5 Redwing flew over quite high - ID'd solely on flight gizz, a Kingfisher flew over W lake and 1 Stonechat in W lake reeds;
Today, 24th Oct: c.10 Redwing seen on trees bordering W paddock and the Mile Road.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


A little activity this morning. The W paddock hedge produced 4 fem and 1 male Blackcap, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting, and a Goldcrest and a Coal Tit, both unusual species for that stretch of hedge. There was a light passage of Swallows overhead and over W lake I had a House Martin in with some Swallows. The usual suspects on the water. The recent pair of Pochard seem to have departed.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Cosmeston a.m.

A Sparrowhawk flew across Sully Brook near the Medieval Village/Mile Road junction. c.30 House Martin feeding high above there. Kingfisher flew under main bridge and along the shoreline of E lake - first I've seen for a while. 4 Linnet in W paddock and light Swallow passage over, plus a single Raven.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019


In a quick walk round this morning, in E. paddock there was 1 Clouded Yellow, nice to see, 1 fem Blackcap, 20-30 Goldfinch and a Jay. A few Swallows were passing over, and an adult Little Grebe was with 1 fully grown young, and the GC Grebes have a full grown youngster too.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Morning walk round. 3 Spotted Flycatchers [1 by Sully Brook nr adjacent entrance/exit to Cogan Wood], and 1 Stonechat and a fem Blackcap there, 2 Spot Flys W paddock [just before dip down to the snipe paddock], 1 fem Common Redstart W paddock hedgerow mid way along, 1 male Blackcap and 3 Reed Bunting and another Stonechat in snipe paddock bushes, 1 ad Green Woodpecker. Graham Smith had a couple of Yellow Wags in a ploughed field above Sully Brook.