Saturday, 3 May 2014

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

From the Rotunda Hide the resident pair of Water Rail were observed with three newly hatched young. This is the first breeding record for many years at the reserve.

At the plantation the Mistle Thrush nest contained two juveniles that will probably leave the nest in the next few days.

At the Long Hedge Hide a pair of Great Crested Grebe were observed at the nest which now contains two eggs. Nearby the Little Grebe nest contained the adult bird sitting tight incubating eggs. A total of 14 pairs of nesting Black-headed Gull have now taken up residence on the rafts and nearby island.


No comments:

Post a Comment