Thursday, 20 December 2018

Cosmeston

Of note this morning - fem Goldeneyeon W lake, 10+ Pochard, 6+ Gadwall, and Kingfisher that flew from W lake bay, under the bridge and along the shoreline of E lake.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Cosmeston

Wildfowl today: fem Goldeneye W lake bay, pr Shoveler & 1 drake Wigeon W lake, 6+ Gadwall. c10 Pochard, and the usual c100 Tufties.
Negatives were: the Scaup seems to have done a bunk; 2 people walking a dog right through the conservation area; and late p.m. a guy with a large blue plastic sack full of old bread and what looked like bits of pizza, feeding the whole lot to the gulls and worse still the Mute Swans.
There needs to be a much more prominent notice asking people not to do this. The current laminated A4 sheet [if it's still there] goes unnoticed.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Cosmeston

Had Christmas lunch at the cafe with my walk/coffee buddies and very nice it was, at just £11.99 for three courses.
The Scaup was still present on E lake and my friend Annie Irving saw the Hawfinch again, that she found yesterday in trees near the dragonfly pond.
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Cosmeston

From Cosmeston this morning. The drake Scaup found by Graham Smith yesterday was on E lake with all the Tufties. A fem Goldeneye was in the middle of W lake, too distant for a decent photo. A couple of fem Reed Buntings were feeding next to the main boardwalk, and a flock of Goldfinch were feeding in Alder by the car park. One managed to get a beak full of whole Alder cone!