The Lodge

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  • Big Garden Birdwatch events

    The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch will soon be here again this weekend, and the team from The Lodge will be at Jordans Mill on Saturday 24 January for a day of family activities- with face painting, fat ball making, guided birdwatching walks, info on Giving Nature a Home and an actual Big Garden Birdwatch survey taking place during the day.   The event will start at 11 am and end at 3 pm. Entry is free, with small charges for face painting and activities.
     
    On Sunday the 25th, you can join us for a bird ringing event, guided bird walks, fat ball making and our very own Big Garden Birdwatch at The Lodge. Starting at 11 am on the lawns at the rear of the Headquarters, we'll be here until 3pm, so hope you can join us. Donations welcome for this free entry event.
     
     
  • Great birding at The Lodge this morning

    A great morning for birding at The Lodge; a couple of bullfinches, a woodcock, a grey wagtail at the hide, fifty + yellowhammers with a few linnets, fieldfare, song thrush, and over the road on Sandy Heath - mixed flocks of over 650 reed buntings, linnets, yellowhammers,with around a dozen skylarks, with some singing, and several meadow pipits!

  • Buntings in the wind

    After seeing my first yellowhammer on the reserve in December, there are now an impressive number of 50 in a flock in scrub and broom on the edge of Sandy Ridge today, viewable in the wind and rain from the extension car-park.

    There are very few redpolls or siskins around at the moment, the flock that was here before Christmas seems to have moved on. Likewise with bramblings, fieldfares and redwings, so it will probably take a spell of cold weather before we see these birds turn up again.

     

      Yellowhammer-Tom Marshall RSPB Images.