Saturday, 12 October 2013

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

An early afternoon visit in sunny, mild conditions provided the following species of note:-
Little Grebe (5), Common Buzzard (3), Red Kite (1), Eurasian Sparrowhawk (1), Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Green Woodpecker (1), Common Kingfisher (1), Cetti's Warbler (singing male from phragmites), Chiffchaff (1 in Long Hedge), Eurasian Jay (2).
Other fauna noted included a single Migrant Hawker dragonfly observed at the Long Hedge and a Muntjac flushed from the plantation.

                                                            Migrant Hawker (male) 

                                                       Kingfisher (female) from Teal Hide.

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