Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Leighton Moss

A few nights at Arnside, Cumbria  gave us the opportunity to visit a few wildlife locations and first up was Leighton Moss on Sunday.
I had hoped to target Dragonflies but whilst it was warm,  there was no sun, we did however watch a few Four-spotted Chasers over the water, but we had to make do with Marsh Harriers. In less than a couple of hours we had at least eight sightings. Up to five had fledged so far this season.
At the Morecambe hide there were still at least 30 Avocets including young. There has been in  excess of 70 on the saltmarshes. A single summer plumage  Spotted Redshank showed briefly along with a Little Egret. There were reports of a  Spoonbill in the area which I think I saw flying over whilst driving but couldn't stop to confirm it.

It seems a strange place to find Red Deer but they are there, with young,  right in the middle of the reed beds.

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

Love the pic of the red deer, great shot, Linda