Friday, 27 January 2012

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve and Lynsters Farm

An afternoon visit in sunny but cold conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (2 at clubhouse lake), Great-crested Grebe (Lynsters G.P), Grey Heron (1), Mute Swan (Lynsters G.P), Greylag Goose (3 Lynsters G.P), Canada Goose (3 Lynsters Farm), Egyptian Goose (3 Lynsters Farm), Wigeon (3 Lynsters G.P), Teal (8), Mallard (11), Tufted Duck (Lynsters G.P), Red Kite (1), Sparrowhawk (flushed Redwing from Long Hedge), Kestrel (female above paddock), Moorhen (11), Coot (6 at clubhouse lake), Black-headed Gull (30 from Long Hedge Hide), Common Gull (1 over), Feral Rock Dove (2 over), Stock Dove (1), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2), Pied Wagtail (5 Lynsters Farm), Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare (3), Redwing (c20), Goldcrest (2), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay (2), Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (2), Siskin (c40 in Alder Plantation).
From the Teal hide I observed a doe Muntjack feeding on a highly vegetated island.

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