Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

A late afternoon visit in calm, mild conditions provided the following species of note:-
Little Grebe (adult with juvenile), Great Crested Grebe (pair with single young and 3 remaining eggs at nest), Mute Swan (pair with 3 cygnets near Long Hedge Hide), Gadwall (12), Common Moorhen (adult collecting food near Shell Hide),  Black-headed Gull (several pairs with young), Common Tern (2 briefly investigating rafts), Eurasian Oystercatcher (1 feeding on cricket pitch), Great-spotted Woodpecker (adult male with juvenile at clubhouse feeders), Reed Bunting (singing male), Reed Warbler (singing male), Common Blackbird (pair with young on cricket pitch), Mistle Thrush (pair at nest, 2nd brood).

                                                Great Crested Grebe (male) from Shell Hide.

                                                Mute Swan cygnet fron Long Hedge Hide.

                                                             Rabbit at the Long Hedge.

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