Sunday, 28 July 2013

Marsh Harrier at Maple Lodge

Thought a walk to the reserve yesterday would be good met Kay Marriot and made our way to the
Shell hide where we had a reasonable view of the female Marsh Harrier.
Although briefly a great record we then noted some breeding Little Grebe amongst a host
of wildfowl.
Only an hour at the reserve the butterfies were showing well near the paddock along
with Grey Wagtails.
I then made my way to Stockers GP where a Black Swan was on Bury GP.
Finally from the Kingfisher hide I saw a Little Egret along with Grey Heron,
and along the River Colne a fleeting glimpse of Kingfisher and juvenile Reed

Friday, 26 July 2013

July Maple Lodge

Not been out for a month fairly quiet at the Lodge,most of the regulars out chasing
butterflies,one lucky observer saw a Purple Emperor near the Paddock.
Geoff and Tony chasing stuff near Aston Rowant.
Was in Wales last week saw some welsh Red Kites ,lovely scenery in
the Brecon Beacons.

A  phone call from Tony Hulls sent me charging down to Maple Lodge where
I managed to see a female Marsh Harrier.