Monday, 23 July 2018


Kingfisher showed briefly this morning, perched in the overhanging tree on W lake opp the bridge for a short while. 2 Jays were foraging by the Mile Road, and 2 Water Voles showed well at the dipping pond. I was disappointed, but perhaps not entirely surprised, to be told that yesterday a couple of adults allowed their kids to climb on the new nature carving so they could take photos. Personally I think there shd at least be a keep off sign although I expect that would have no effect whatsoever. The best deterrent would be a circular metal fence with outwardly facing spikes at the top.

Friday, 20 July 2018


Saw 2 Kingfishers on W lake yesterday and 1 this morning flew under the bridge into W lake. Black-headed Gulls reached a count of 2 2 days ago with at least 2 first year immatures.
A couple of quick pix from this morning - a snatched one of a Water Vole at the dipping pond who appeared suddenly then disappeared again just as suddenly. Also a fully grown GC Grebe.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Cosmeston - last 2 days

The Water Vole was showing nicely yesterday and today mornings, and there was a sub ad Little Grebe in W lake bay this morning. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Today there were 9 Black-headed Gulls on W lake posts including 2 of this years juvs. The Canada Goose pair have lost 1 of their 3 goslings but the remaining 2 are quite large now. Silver ‘Y’ moths seen this a.m. plus Comma. 2 Days ago there were 20 or so each of House and Sand Martin feeding over the upper dovecote field, plus a few Swift. Here’s a few recent photos - the un-captioned dragons are all 4-Spot Chasers:

Emperor ovipositing

The adult seems to have caught a damselfly