Tuesday, 23 August 2011

More Greenshanks at the Lodge

On Sunday the 21st of August there were 2 Greenshanks and2 Green Sandpipers viewable from the Rotunda hide at Maple Lodge,warblers present was reed and chiffchaff,that evening around 22.30 hrs I heard Tawny Owls calling in the recreation gound at Denham Way.
Also I have Goldfinch breeding in the Yew tree in my garden and a frog in the rockery.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

More Waders at Maple Lodge

It seemed a good idea to check out Maple Lodge and see the 5 reported Green Sandpipers,so with out further ado  I made the Teal hide and was soon viewing 2 then 3 then 4 then 5,and to top it all a superb

Greenshank,a couple of hours well spent including Kingfisher and Little Egret.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


On the 8th of Auugust Paul Lewis and I headed for Wilstone Res on route we walked to the hide ,but first noted the two Whooper Swans at close quarters ,water levels were low making most of the waders distant, alright for scoping but difficult for photography.
At the hide we met Steve Rodwell and Lee Evans turned up ,we grilled the variety of waders,overhead buzzard obliged as did  red kite and a few hobbys on leaving.
 BIRDS OF NOTE = 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Common Sandpiper2 Green Sandpiper,6 Greenshank,6 Black tailed Godwit,11 Little Egret.
On the9th ambled down to Maple Lodge to check out Green Sands where up to 5 are present but are mobile between mud patches,a single Little Egret still present while Little Grebes still feeding young.