Friday, 31 August 2012


Common Whitethroat in W paddock hedge and 1 Spot Fly in the conservation area behind W lake. 3 Jay, 1 juv Green'Pecker

Thursday, 30 August 2012


2 Wheatear on hill behind dragonfly pond, and 1 juv Green 'Pecker. c.30 House Martin high over, c.20 Sand Martin over W lake.
Nice to see they have cleared all the scrub around the Medieval dovecote:

Also a few butterflies around in the sun:
And Rudd in the lake:

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Lavernock Point

Quiet midday walk produced more butterflies than birds. Birdwise: Common Whitethroat (2), Blackcap (1), Sparrowhawk (1) & Kestrel (1)
Butterflies: Comma (2), Speckled Wood (c30), Common Blue (1), Gatekeeper (3) & Small White (2)
Moths: Little Emerald, Garden Carpet, Rhomboid Tortrix & Argyresthia spinosella (a micro-moth)
Dark Bush Cricket (1)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Lavernock Pt & coast path

Pretty hard work to find anything but did manage 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 imm Pheasant, & light passage of Swallows.

Sunday, 5 August 2012


4 Tufties W lake. Looks like the pair of Gt Crested Grebes are already down to just 1 chick [from 3]. Apart form the pair of Mute Swan with 4 young, only 11 others, poss the lowest number I have seen here. There were  a few imm House Martins the other day and a couple of Swift.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Lavernock Point

Very quiet this morning around the point, singles of Whitethroat & Blackcap and 12 Greenfinches flying over. Cosmeston was just the same, just 6 Tufted Duck on west lake being the highlight. Few Swift over the Bay.