I decided to make the most of some decent weather & use my days holiday for a trip to
Leighton Moss the RSPB Nature Reserve on the West coast which fringes on to Morecame Bay.
The temperature gradually rose through the day reaching 20°C in the fine & sunny conditions after
some early mist had cleared.I saw many birds walking around the reserves & from the hides,my
favorites of the day were the c50 Avocets with 12 chicks counted.I also saw 10 Sedge Warblers
in different areas which were very vocal as were Whitethroat & Willow Warbler although I only
saw one each of these.It is always good to see Little Egrets here, with other birds seen including
GSW,Nuthatch,Shoveler,Shelduck,Gadwall,Oystercatcher,Black-tailed Godwit c100 & Redshank.
Also whilst walking on the path a Dragonfly posed for a picture so I thought I better take one.N.P.
|Avocet with chicks|
|GSW after the Peanuts|
|A good number of Sedge Warblers were seen|
|Avocets guarding their chicks|
|Leighton Moss 16/5/2014|