Sunday, 27 January 2013


My first outing since The Leg incident! What's all this fresh air stuff? Kayaks on E lake so all ducks on W. Around 50 Teal, and guestimate of 3-400 Tufties, 50 odd Pochard, the drake Scaup hybrid, 2 fem type Greater Scaup that I could see. Didn't spend too long trying to count - it was blowing a gale!  Black Swan still on E lake. Around 100 Redwing and 50 Fieldfare in W paddock.

Thursday, 10 January 2013


from Jeff Curtis - a fem Goldeneye on W lake this morning, and the Black Swan on E lake has made a re-appearance after a short absence.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cosmeston 2nd Jan - Lesser Scaup!

V happy to chance upon an imm drake Lesser Scaup this morning at 11:50. Was still present and being watched at 2 p.m. when I left.
Couple of record shots below.

Light was appalling, with fine drizzle falling.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Heaving with people. Around 20 Pochard and the usual 2-300 Tufties. Only different wildfowl were 2 Gadwall. Also around 50 Canadas present. Walking round with friends post new years eve 'do' so not seriously birding.