Saturday, 26 April 2014


a.m. in the rain shower. Sand and House Martin and Swallow over E lake. Cetti's, Reed Warbler and Sedgie singing by the main boardwalk.

Friday, 25 April 2014


v quiet this a.m. fem Wheatear on the hills behind dragonfly pond. Green 'Pecker calling. Lol Middleton & Andy Burns had a Garden Warbler tho' not sure exactly where.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


2 Common Sandpiper on far shore of W lake this morning. Common Whitethroat back of W lake. Mute Swan with nest in E lake reeds.

Monday, 21 April 2014


in the reserve: fem Redstart in trees by the large gate at the far end of the first field from the road. Several Common Whitethroat singing and 1 Lesser Whitethroat. On St. Mary’s Well Bay rocks, 1 Whimbrel.

Lavernock Pt coast path, 1 Wheatear in ploughed field just beyond the big house. Whitethroats in bushes in the field by the access road to the point, and Blackcap. Light passage of Swallows.

Saturday, 19 April 2014


a.m. 5 Tufties on W lake. 1 House Martin briefly. Reed Warbler and Cettis singing in E lake reeds. o/w too many people and rubbish left everywhere, including plastic bottles thrown into the new pools.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


A fem Wheatear was at the N end of W paddock this morning. Around 10 Blackcap singing, and Comma and Peacock seen. Also a Bee Fly in Cogan Wood.
Bee Fly in Cogan Wood

Smart male Chaffinch

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cosmeston a.m.

V quiet bird-wise. 4 GCG, no hirundines and only Blackcap singing. Leps comprised Orange-tip, Comma, Brimstone, Peackcock and Small White. Also 1 Bee-fly noted.

Car park was more or less completely full when I left at 1 a.m.!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Ad Yellow-legged Gull on E lake this morning. 2 Cetti's singing near the cafe.