Monday, 23 November 2015


100 Canadas on W lake, 6 Wigeon, 45 Tufted, 5 Pochard, 1 Heron on the posts, 1 Common Gull with 80 BH Gulls, 2 Goldcrest in trees by Med Village.

Saturday, 14 November 2015


An AdW Med Gull was in the middle of E lake this morning.
This video clip on YouTube was taken hand held at 50x optical mag, in the rain so quality not BBC Wildlife! :-)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Lavernock/St. Mary's Well Bay

Seawatch from lookout shelter: Common Scoter (3, all males), Gannet (1), Kittiwake (6), Common Gull (10+), c4500 Woodpigeons and good passage of Redwings & Fieldfares. [MCP & DRWG]

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


There was a Wood Lark at Lavernock this morning [per Lol Middleton & Andy Burns]. There have been several sightings over the last week or so.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Cosmeston 9th Nov

There was a fem Goldeneye in the W lake bay, and 2 Little Grebe,plus 20 Tufties on W lake but only 2 Pochard. Plenty of Redwing and Fieldfare flying around.
[Later addition] Lol Middleton and Andy Burns had a flock of c.20 Siskin [which I saw fly away] in Alders by the new dipping pond, and amongst them was a Lesser Redpoll [as revealed by Andy's photos afterwards].

Monday, 2 November 2015

Lavernock & Cosmeston

At Lavernock reserve there were many Fieldfare and Redwing going over and in the trees, and I met Graham Smith who had counted something like 1000 Chaffinch going over, together with Brambling. I heard a few Brambling calling and there were a number of Goldcrest about. In Rowlands Well fields there was a flock of 1500-2000 Linnet and the far hedgerow there had many Chaffinch dropping down to feed, and I did manage to see a few Brambling. Lol Middleton had a single Swallow at Lavernock Point, plus Peregrine, Kestrel, Sprawk and both winter thrushes, and a possible Wood Lark. As Lol & I left a Merlin shot through along the cliff line. There were up to 6 Goldcrest around the Church area. Graham Smith also had a pair of Goosander fly over the reserve, and a flock of Golden Plover.

At Cosmeston there were 4 Pochard on W lake and 2 Little Grebe were out in the open. Plenty of Redwing a Fieldfare there too, and I flushed a Jack Snipe as I walked past the ‘snipe paddock’.