Tuesday, 31 January 2012


drake Lesser Scaup still present, same place as yesterday. Also fem Shoveler. 50 each of Redwing & Fieldfare in dovecote field and 20 more Fieldfare in west paddock. Probable Jack Snipe flushed from behind dragonfly pond [flushed from close, didn't call, BUT flew off high, however bill looked right length]. Also big dog fox appeared on central path, eyeballed us then trotted off across W paddock - beautiful condition, big brush of a tail - fabulous.

Monday, 30 January 2012


The drake Lesser Scaup back at Cossie this morning, with Tufties between the centre viewing point along the central path, and the main bridge, keeping well in to the side. Also 10 Teal and 10 each of Redwing and Fieldfare of note.
Couple of record shots of the Lsr Scaup. Cropped a bit - any more not poss due to poor original shot at 1600 ISO  in no light! In thebottom pic it's the flapping bird.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Cosmeston a.m.

4 Wigeon [2 prs] and 1 pr Shoveler on W lake with c.20 Pochard. Also about 120 Tufted overall. GCGs in summer plumage and displaying. Whooper still present.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Lavernock Pt

v quiet along the coastal path this a.m. with only a Goldcrest of note. However there was a Red Admiral on the wing by the church.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Glossy Ibis at Cosmeston

per Steve Pickering - Glossy Ibis feeding in wetland next to the pond dipping area from 4 p.m. [reported earlier at Sully Moors].

Saturday, 14 January 2012


An encouraging 10 participants on the GBC monthly walk this morning. Highlights - Whooper Swan [now getting more aggressive towards the Mutes when food is available], Kingfisher perched in a tree by W lake for 15-20 mins, 20+ Fieldfare and Redwing, 3 Green 'Peckers, the usual Tufties and Pochard, 1 drake Shoveler, and plenty of common passerines. A pair of Gt Crested Grebes displayed briefly on E lake. Also 3 Buzzards circling low and very vocal.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


After a week away in Dorset, come back to no change! Whooper still present. 2 Gadwall and 1 fem Shoveler E lake. Also overall 38 Pochard, 123 Tufted, 18 Canadas and 50 Mutes. 2 Common Gull.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Lavernock/St Mary's Well Bay

Seawatch: Kittiwake (16: 14 1st W & 2 ads) & Fulmar (5).
LNR: Green Woodpecker & Bullfinch (10) only birds of note.
Whooper Swan still present on Cosmeston Lake (E).

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Cosmeston: Lesser Scaup & Whooper Swan still present. Also an adult winter Iceland Gull very briefly this am, not relocated. Greater Scaup (1), Gadwall (3) & Med Gull (1 ad W).

Sully Is. [high tide]: Oystercatcher (82), Dunlin (17), Ringed Plover (15), Knot (1) & Turnstone (6).