Friday, 17 January 2014

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve & Lynsters Farm

An afternoon visit in mild sunny conditions with a light wind provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (2), Great Cormorant (1), Greylag Goose (53 Lynsters Farm), Canada Goose (95 Lynsters Farm), Egyptian Goose (8 Lynsters Farm), Common Teal (1), Mallard (7), Common Pochard (4), Tufted Duck (10), Common Buzzard (1), Common Moorhen (2), Eurasian Coot (24), Black-headed Gull (35), Stock Dove (4 Lynsters Farm), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (1), Common Kingfisher (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Grey Wagtail (1), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (1), Eurasian Jay (2), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw (2 over), Carrion Crow, Common Starling, Common Chaffinch, European Goldfinch (4), Eurasian Siskin (c30), Lesser Redpoll (1), Common Reed Bunting (1).  

A Red Fox was observed from Lynsters Hide as it crossed the farm on its way to the paddock where it was later seen unsuccessfully hunting a Grey Squirrel. 

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