Thursday, 10 October 2013

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve & Lynsters Farm

I visited the reserve early afternoon to find the work party busily working away while the contractors were finishing off installing the new tern rafts to both clubhouse and marsh lakes. Despite the disturbance 2 Common Snipe showed well from Rotunda Hide and from Shell Hide a lone Kingfisher was briefly noted. Overhead 2 Common Buzzard and a single Red Kite took advantage of the windy conditions to hunt while a single Rook struggled past. A full list of species encountered as follows:-
Little Grebe (6), Great-crested Grebe (Lynsters G.P), Grey Heron (1), Gadwall (Lynsters G.P), Common Teal (1), Mallard (7), Northern Shoveler (2), Common Pochard (3), Tufted Duck (Lynsters G.P), Common Buzzard (2), Red Kite (1), Common Moorhen (8), Eurasian Coot (16), Common Snipe (2), Black-headed Gull (2 over), Feral Rock Dove (2 over), Stock Dove (1), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (1), Common Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Redwing (3), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Jay (2), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw (5 over), Rook (1 over), Carrion crow, Common Starling (c100), Common Chaffinch.


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