Saturday, 7 September 2013

Saturday morning at Maple Lodge

Usual Saturday morning trip to ML for the work party. Went quite early as I hoped the recent rain might have dropped in a few migrants. Long Hedge did have a higher than usual number of warblers but not enormous numbers. There was probably in excess of 10 blackcaps (male and female) and around 4 or 5 chiffchaffs. I also got one very fresh willow warbler going through. Duck numbers were down as the wildfowlers were out in Lynsters field!! Going in I got 8 Egyptian geese overflying. Otherwise mainly more of the same around the reserve - GS and green wood, flock of ltt's, little grebe families....