Saturday, 19 April 2014

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

An early afternoon visit with intermittent sunshine provided a few opportunities to photograph the emerging butterflies dotted around the reserve. Not much new to report on the birding front other than a breeding pair of Little Grebe present at a nest with a single egg observed from the Long Hedge Hide. On the cricket field an adult Song Thrush was observed collecting food. At Lynsters Farm four Egyptian Goose were present on the cattle field while at Lynsters Gravel Pit 12 Sand Martin buzzed overhead.     

                                               Common Pochard from the Long Hedge Hide.

                                                                  Green-veined White.


                                                                          Small White.

                                                 Orange Tip (male) feeding on Ground Ivy.

                                               Orange Tip (male) feeding on Garlic Mustard.

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