Wednesday, 28 September 2011


v quiet in the hot sun this morning. Of interest, a Small Copper:
 a fairly confiding Dunnock:

and this weird stuff in the south meadow, which Jeff Curtis tells me is Slime Fungus

Cosmeston 22nd Sep

I am told there were 2 Black Terns over E lake last Thurs. Would be the day I decided to go to the barrage!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Lavernock Point

Very quiet this am. Chiffchaff (3) with a small flocks of Goldfinch, Greenfinch & Chaffinch. A few Swallows & House Martins moving through. Solitary Grey Wagtail & Sky Lark over. Sparrowhawk seen hunting the hedgerows. One Red Admiral and a few Speckled Wood on note.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


around 20+ Chiffchaff feeding in trees by the wooden bridge this morning, joined by a flock of 12 or so Long-t Tits. This one is ringed, probably by sadly departed Dave Bull.
Also 30+ Sand Martin over W lake. Double figures of Migrant HAwker along the main boardwalk and some Common Darter:

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Lavernock area

a.m. Lavernock Wt reserve - 15 Sky Lark flew over, Bullfinch 3 [m, f and imm], Blackcap 5 [4m 1f], Goldfinch 10, juv Blackbird and Song Thrush.
Also 40 Oyc seen on Sully Island from the lookout.
Lavernock Pt & coast - Blackcap 6 [4m 2f], Coll Dove 4, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 6, Rook 10.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Lavernock reserve 17th Sep

V. quiet bird-wise except for continuous passge of Swallow and House Martin. Around 9 Red Admirals tho':
and also quiet a few Common Darter, of which this is I think, a female.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Lavernock Pt 16th Sep

mid afternoon - 1 Wheatear in the horse paddock & continuous light passage S of Swallow and Sand Martin.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cosmeston 14th Sep

61 Canada Geese on E lake. Mixed flock of around 200 comprising all three hirundines feeding over W lake, 30 Tufted Duck.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Cosmeston 9th Sep

Around 20 Chiffchaff and a Willow Wblr feeding in sycamores by the small wooden bridge, tog with LTT and Blue & Gt Tits. Also Treecreeper near that bridge - not a sp seen very frequently at Cossie. c.30 Sand Martin feeding over W lake.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Lavernock Pt

Lavernock Pt coast path, a.m. 1f Whinchat on fence of the horse paddock [by the big house], Lesser Whitethroat 1, Common Whitethroat 6+, Chiffchaff 10+, Blackcap 1m, House Martin c.100 feeding over the N end of the coast path, Sky Lark 2 over. No sea birds, but 6 Oyc on the beach.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lavernock Pt 7th Sep

late morning: 7 ad Gannet d/c incl 2 sitting on the water close in, and 2 Sandwich Tern d/c. Juv Whitethroat on the reserve and a male Redstart in hedgerow at back of nearby stubble field.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Cosmeston 6th Sep

Been away for a bit hence no posts. V wet & windy this a.m. but plenty of Sand Martin and Swallow over W lake trying to feed up. Also nice mixed flock near the main bridge comprising Chiffies [10+], Long-t Tit, Blue Tit & Gt Tit.