Sunday, 14 October 2012

Leighton Moss

Sunday October 14th
 Another frosty start to the day as we set off to Leighton Moss, the temperature getting
as low as -3°C as we passed through the Yorkshire Dales and several areas of fog.On
our arrival the temperature was rising and the sun was out which meant for an enjoyable
days birding. The new hides near Morecambe bay gave us some good views of the birds
although much of the time they were distant meaning fewer snaps.Always good to see the
birds though, we even got to see several deer pass in front of one of the hides which
briefly scattered all the many Ducks.
11 - Black-tailed Godwits
1 - Buzzard
12 - Chaffinch
2 - Coal Tit
2 - Cormorant
c150 - Coot
c50 - Gadwall
1 - Goosander
3 - Greenshank
1 - Gt Crested Grebe
5 - Grey Heron
4 - Jay
25 - Lapwing
6 - Little Egret
c50 - Mallard
1 - Marsh Harrier
3 - Moorhen
10 - Mute Swan
2 - Nuthatch
9 - Pheasant
3 - Redshank
4 - Robin
10 - Shelduck
c30 - Shoveller
6 - Snipe
250+ - Teal
c20 - Wigeon
plus other usual species
Snipe



hen Pheasant very comfortable on this wall

Stag Deer



Very difficult to see this Snipe even though it was in front of the hide


  

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos and a good days birding. Like the Stag

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