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Sightings

Resident Species

There are a number of resident species that can be seen regularly at Maple Lodge.

The two lakes are home to a variety of birds - Mallard, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Coot and Moorhen.  The shorelines are favourite places for Grey Heron and the occasional Little Egret.

Anywhere on the reserve you may come across some of the resident mammals - Rabbit, Grey Squirrel, Red Fox and Muntjac. Nocturnal and more secretive animals - Mole, Weasel and small rodents - are more difficult to see.  Several species of bat have been recorded, including Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Daubenton's and Noctule.

Hundreds of invertebrates have been recorded - butterflies and moths, dragonflies and damselflies and a host of other insects. Regular surveys are carried out for butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and bees; moth trapping nights add to the list of moths found on the reserve; and the wildlife pond and stream are surveyed for aquatic species.

Species Records

Detailed records of all the species that are found on the reserve are kept in our Biodiversity Records & Image Library.

Bird sightings at the reserve are also recorded on ebird.

All members of the Society are encouraged to join ebird and add to the checklists.  The more people who contribute, the more in-depth knowledge we will gain about the reserve.

Recent Highlights

july 2019

Kingfisher

Little Egret

Pintail

Lapwing

Green Sandpiper

Little Ringed Plover

Weasel

june 2019

Kingfisher

Grey Wagtail

Nuthatch

Brown Argus

Bryony Mining Bee

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

may 2019

Shelduck

Great Crested Grebe

Little Egret

Hobby

Whitethroat

Roe Deer

Bishop’s Mitre Shieldbug

april 2019

Goldeneye

Snipe

Reed Bunting

Kingfisher

Egyptian Goose

Bank Vole

Pygmy Shrew

march 2019

Snipe

Water Rail

Kingfisher

Reed Bunting

Grey Wagtail

Goldeneye

Goosander (Lynsters Lake)

february 2019

Great White Egret

Snipe

Pheasant

Siskin

Teal

Wigeon

Funeral Bell

january 2019

White Stork

Wigeon

Pheasant

Siskin

Cobalt Crust

Scarlet / Ruby Elf Cup

Waxy Crust

december 2018

Goosander

Green Sandpiper

Water Rail

Pheasant

Siskin

Common Darter

December Moth

Bank Vole

November 2018

Kingfisher

Green Sandpiper

Teal

Merveille Du Jour

Shaggy Inkcap

Dead Man’s Fingers

October 2018

Great White Egret

Little Egret

Kingfisher

Green Sandpiper

Pheasant

Southern Green Shieldbug

september 2018

Bittern

Kingfisher

Hobby

Spotted Flycatcher

Raven

Green Sandpiper

Barnacle Goose

Pygmy Shrew

August 2018

Kingfisher

Red-Crested Pochard

Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Garganey

Giant Puffball