The Lodge

The Lodge

The Lodge
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Latest blog posts
  • Lesser spott update

    A visiting birder has been trying for three days to see the lesser-spotted woodpecker, and he finally did see it today! So, it is still around, but I went out this afternoon and still didn't see it- although a treecreeper, a pair of ravens. fieldfares...
  • Siskins arriving

    The weather forecast didn't look promising today, but, although it is cold, in fact it's been a dry and mainly sunny day. The siskin numbers are really building up now, with a group of around seven birds on the ground seed under the entrance...
  • Important message for visitors to The Lodge week commencing 8 Feb

    Just a quick post from The Lodge to say that we advise putting off a walk around the reserve today ( Feb 8), due to the very strong winds that are due to gust stronger over the next couple of hours. It's looking calmer tomorrow and hopefully for the...
  • Brambling flock increasing

    A quick update on the last email from earlier today - there's now over 100 bramblings around Sandy heath, Sandy Ridge and the Gatehouse generally. These birds are with flocks of yellowhammers, redpolls, siskin and reed buntings, along with the more...
  • Brambling and siskin numbers building up

    A couple of regular birders had a large flock of approx 60 bramblings on the Sandy Heath seed crop this morning, and I've seen several under the feeders around the shop and entrance. Siskin numbers also seem to be building up, with several around...
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