Wednesday, 28 January 2015


In the west paddocks a mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfare totalling around 100, Redwing outnumbering the FF, plus about 6 Mistle Thrush with them. A single Snipe visible in the Snipe 'paddock' behind the dragonfly pond. No sign of Marsh Tit by the dragon tree in Cogan Wood, but Nuthatch there. On W lake 3 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall and in total on both lakes around 150-200 Tufted, ~30 Pochard, and 4 G C Grebe. Ad Yellow-legged Gull and the usual v pale imm Herring Gull middle of E lake.

Monday, 26 January 2015


There were 2 ad Med Gulls present this morning and also the regular ad Yellow-legged Gull [per Andy Burns].
Yesterday I had around 50 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare and 2 Mistle Thrush on a quick walk round with the dog.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Glaucous Gull at Cosmeston

This imm Glaucous Gull was a surprise find at Cosmeston this morning, just before I was about to leave. Must have got blown in by the storm - it was very very tired.

Saturday, 10 January 2015


Just a few common bird pix from this morning. Was hoping the Water Rail would show but it didn't.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Cosmeston, a.m.

70+ Tufties and 27 Pochard W lake. Also 8 Gadwall and 4 Teal. No sign of Pintail. 1 Green'Pecker. 6 Bullfinch [4m 2f] 3 nr dragonfly pond and 3 in conservation scrub area, 40+ Redwing and 10+ Fieldfare [again nr dragonfly pond], 2 Common Gulls W lake, 4 Cormorant, 1 GC Grebe and 1 Little Grebe, 1 very showy Water Rail by the cafe end of the boardwalk [prob the one that Andy Burns got some shots of t'other day].