Saturday morning took me down to Maple Lodge for the work party. The reserve is looking very overgrown at the moment - it's hard to keep on top of everything growing so fast and some bits like the roadbeds we can't get onto properly because of the breeding birds. Still, it doesn't mean the wildlife has disappeared and one of the areas popular with both birds and people is the Long Hedge hide. This looks out on a large area of water, which always stays deep and has good number of fish in it. With fish, come those who want the fish, in our case herons, terns and cormorants. I too all of these over about 10 or 15 minutes as the birds worked their way around variously looking for a good fishing spot and trying to keep everyone else away!!!