Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve & Lynsters Farm

An afternoon visit in mild, breezy conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (2 including adult collecting food), Great Crested Grebe (3), Great Cormorant (5), Grey Heron (1), Mute Swan (pair), Greylag Goose (5 pairs with goslings at Lynsters Farm), Canada Goose (occupied nest from Teal Hide plus 34 Lynsters Farm), Egyptian Goose (10 Lynsters Farm), Gadwall (6), Mallard (13 plus duck with ducklings), Common Pochard (7), Tufted Duck (20), Red Kite (1), Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Moorhen (4), Eurasian Coot (13), Eurasian Oystercatcher (1 feeding on cricket pitch), Black-headed Gull (many occupied nests), Lesser Black-backed Gull (1), Common Tern (2), Feral Rock Dove (1 over), Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet, Common Swift (6), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2), House Martin (22), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Reed Warbler (4 singing male at reed bed), Blackcap (5 singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (1), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch.

                                                    Black-headed Gull catching insects.

                                                                Great Cormorant.

                                                          Tufted Duck (male).

                                                            Tufted Duck (female).


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