Your recent sightings at The Lodge
Your recent sightings
Winter is coming?
Welcome back to the new Community Page! After an incredibly mild period, it finally looks as though winter may be approaching at last, with cold easterlies on the way next week. The mild weather has meant a quiet time for birds on the reserve, the...Posted 15 Nov 2018 by Mark Brandon
Community page upgrade is coming....
Our RSPB community pages are having an upgrade, so we'll be a bit quiet for a while as the upgrade work takes place! The best birds this week have come from across the road on Sandy Heath and the quarry, with stonechat, meadow pipits and little ow...Posted 07 Nov 2018 by Mark Brandon
Waxwing and crossbills today
A quick update on the last post, the flock of around 16 waxwings has been seen again flying towards Sandy within the last hour, and I've just heard two or three crossbills from the visitor centre, but frustratingly I didn't see them!Posted 03 Nov 2018 by Mark Brandon
Another waxwing year?
With all of the news on half-term events and updates on the boundary work I've not updated on the birds and wildlife recently...apologies! With good numbers of waxwings in Scotland and the north east of England, and even down to Norfolk, it seems...Posted 03 Nov 2018 by Mark Brandon
A perfect October day.
Another glorious weekend and a very busy one at The Lodge. A pair of noisy ravens circled the meadow outside The Lodge house this morning, several flocks of siskins were around, redwings and mistle thrushes fed in the yew's and there's plenty of...Posted 22 Oct 2018 by Mark Brandon
Slopes, sun and a stonchat
On a perfect day- more like mid-summer than autumn, I took a walk across the new heath yesterday to take a look at how the re-profiling work on the slopes is going on. The banks have certainly changed appearance over the last few weeks and are...Posted 10 Oct 2018 by Mark Brandon