Friday, 16 December 2011

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

An afternoon visit produced the following species;
Great-crested Grebe (Lynsters G.P), Grey Heron (1), Mute Swan (Lynsters G.P), Gadwall (Lynsters G.P), Teal (42), Mallard (10), Northern Shoveler (2), Tufted Duck (Lynsters G.P), Water Rail (1 from Shell Hide), Moorhen (6), Coot (1), Black-headed Gull (5), Herring Gull (1 over), Feral Rock Dove (over), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (3), Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (male at feeders), Pied Wagtail (9 Lynsters Farm), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Jay (2), Magpie, Jackdaw (c50 Lynsters Farm), Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (2), Siskin (c10).   

At the Long Hedge I discovered a Weasel trying to store prey in the trunk of an Elderberry bush.

                                         Weasel at the Long Hedge.

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