Wednesday, 28 August 2013

27-08-13 Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

A sunny late afternoon visit provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (7 inc 2 pairs with young), Grey Heron (1), Mute Swan (Lynsters G.P), Greylag Goose (1 Lynsters Farm), Canada Goose (16 Lynsters Farm), Gadwall (3), Common Teal (2), Mallard (10), Northern Shoveler (10), Common Pochard (7), Tufted Duck (17), Common Moorhen (5), Eurasian Coot (38), Black-headed Gull (3), Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (1), Common Kingfisher (2), Green Woodpecker (adult and immature), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird (adult and juvenile), Common Chiffchaff (10), Long-tailed Tit (19), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (1), Eurasian Jay (1), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch.
While in the Teal Hide a movement of Chiffchaff was noted followed by a large gathering of Long-tailed Tit.
In the clear shallows below a large shoal of some 50+ Common Roach were observed feeding.


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