Thursday, 26 September 2019

Cosmeston a.m.

A Sparrowhawk flew across Sully Brook near the Medieval Village/Mile Road junction. c.30 House Martin feeding high above there. Kingfisher flew under main bridge and along the shoreline of E lake - first I've seen for a while. 4 Linnet in W paddock and light Swallow passage over, plus a single Raven.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019


In a quick walk round this morning, in E. paddock there was 1 Clouded Yellow, nice to see, 1 fem Blackcap, 20-30 Goldfinch and a Jay. A few Swallows were passing over, and an adult Little Grebe was with 1 fully grown young, and the GC Grebes have a full grown youngster too.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Morning walk round. 3 Spotted Flycatchers [1 by Sully Brook nr adjacent entrance/exit to Cogan Wood], and 1 Stonechat and a fem Blackcap there, 2 Spot Flys W paddock [just before dip down to the snipe paddock], 1 fem Common Redstart W paddock hedgerow mid way along, 1 male Blackcap and 3 Reed Bunting and another Stonechat in snipe paddock bushes, 1 ad Green Woodpecker. Graham Smith had a couple of Yellow Wags in a ploughed field above Sully Brook.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Been away for a week! 2 drake Pochard on W lake this morning were new arrivals for me. A Raven flew over W paddock, and 1 poss 2 Redstart were seen by the W paddock hedge [Graham Smith] although I couldn't find them myself during a brief look. Jeff Curtis had a Spot Fly by the lower dovecote field. 2 poss 3 Stonechat were near the snipe paddock [50m beyond the dragonfly pond].