Monday, 24 September 2012
Maple Lodge NR and Woodoaks Farm
A mid morning visit to Maple Lodge. An hour or so in the Teal hide with Tony, Martin and Geoff. Pouring rain so more banter than birding. 2 Green Sandpipers, Red Kite and a Grey Wagtail were the best we could manage. Then a cup of coffee in the clubhouse hide. Nothing much here except for a couple of Little Grebe's. Tony headed for home whilst Geoff, Martin and myself headed over to Woodoaks. By now it had stopped raining which was a relief. At Woodoaks we encountered the following; Red Kite (6), Buzzard (2), Kestrel (2), Yellow Wagtail (2), Egyptian Goose (18), Little Owl, Swallow and House Martin (mixed flock c100).