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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 Biological Records & Image Library.

Bird sightings at the reserve are also recorded on ebird.

Recent Highlights

november 2017

Great White Egret

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Snipe

Cetti's Warbler

Kingfisher

Sparrowhawk

Bullfinch

october 2017

Kingfisher

Green Sandpiper

Snipe

Cetti's Warbler

Siskin

Large Wainscot

september 2017

Kingfisher

Peregrine Falcon

Red-Crested Pochard

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Brown Argus

Red-Tipped Clearwing Moth

August 2017

Kingfisher

Green Sandpiper

Lapwing

Purple Hairstreak

Brown Argus

Hummingbird Hawkmoth