Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve and Lynsters Farm

A late afternoon visit to the reserve with mild but overcast conditions produced the following species of note:-
Little Grebe (8), Cormorant (2), Grey Heron (1), Mute Swan (2), Greylag Goose (24 Lynsters Farm), Canada Goose (18 Lynsters Farm), Egyptian Goose (4 Lynsters Farm), Common Teal (17), Northern Shoveler (2), Moorhen (copulating pair at sluice), Green Sandpiper (1 from Teal Hide), Ring-necked Parakeet (4), Kingfisher (1 male), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2), Grey Wagtail (1), Long-tailed Tit (pair nest building at reed bed viewed from Teal Hide).

                                          Snowdrops in bloom near feeding site hide.

                                          Scarlet Elf Cup Fungi at Alder Plantation.

                                                        Alder Catkins.

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