A trip out to Leighton Moss this morning with cloudy conditions to start with follwed by sunshine with a start temperature of 12°C.I started off at Eric Morecambe hide where there were c150 Redshanks, seven Greenshanks,Black-tailed Godwit,Little Egret,Cormorant,Teal and Lapwing.
I then moved on to the main reserve where Lilian hide was full of birds with c250 Black-tailed Godwits,c100 Teal,Ruff,Redshank,Greenshank,Water Rail Juv and others.The relative calm was upset when a Peregrine Juvenile made a couple of attempts for something, also a Marsh Harrier was seen in the distance.
A walk through the woods produced Nuthatch and Coal Tit among others.
|Redshank & Greenshank|
|Ruff & Black-tailed Godwit|
|Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank & Ruff|
|Water Rail Juv|
|Redshanks on the move at Leighton Moss 7/9/2018|