The Lodge RSPB, Sandy. March 2011.

With a couple of hours to spare I went to the hide at the Lodge to see what would come down to drink. Despite being very busy,people wise, the birds were not put off at all. A nice little selection of Siskin,Mealy and Lesser Redpoll and a couple of unexpected Stock Doves. The resident male Sparrowhawk put on 2 spectacular quick entrances, twisting and turning on a 'ten pence' right in front of the hide. Way too quick for a shot, then again if I'd tried I would haved missed this 'Top Gun' spectacle. And down below in the water the newts were active alongside a mating pair of Toads coming up for air !!!.