Sunday, 31 August 2014


5 Spotted Flycatchers this morning, in trees on left past the dragonfly pond [i.e. the outer fringe of Cogan Wood]. Thx to Wayne Strong for heads up re 1 in dead tree by dragonfly pond. Also 1 Clouded Yellow in the meadow beyond W paddock. Also 26 Canada Geese and a Kingfisher flew past the main bridge.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


There's about 7 Tufted Ducks present now. Here's a very confiding juv Grey Heron that was near the duck feeding area on E lake recently.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Lavernock Point

Mid morning walk from point to top fields: Small movement of hirundines, Swallow [40] & Sand Martin [20]. Sparrowhawk [1], Willow Wbr. [2], Chiffchaff [1], Common Whitethroat [9], Tree Pipit [1 f/o], Linnet [7] & Greenfinch [12]. Oystercatcher & Curlew in Ranny Bay.
Leps: Magpie Moth, Yellow Shell, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood [30+], Small White [25+] & Holly Blue. At least 4 Migrant Hawkers present.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Lavernock WT Reserve

Two Clouded Yellow butterflies this morning and quite a lot of Common Blues. Also these:

Red-tailed Bumblebee male

[Hover] Fly sp to be determined