Monday, 28 September 2009

Mrs W and myself had a fairly early start this morning and headed off down the M6 to Leighton Moss . We parked in the lay- by near the causeway and made our way to the Lower hide. We had close views of a Little Grebe and also a juvenile Great Crested Grebe. there was masses of Greylags on the mere and a good collection of other wildfowl including Pintail, and Pochard.
Next we popped into the public hide where the was Greenshank resting on the island in front of the hide , and there was a brief glimpse of a Kingfisher as it darted into the reeds.
By 11-30 we were making our way to the main centre and a brief look in at Lillian's before popping into the cafe for some lunch. After munching we went over to the Morecambe hide, and had the place to our selves for a while , a sure sign there is not much about. There was 20 odd Egrets, and it was reported that 51 had left the roost this morning including the Great White , but there was no sighting of it while we were there. It was a good day out though, pity about the drizzle closing vis. down a bit. The pics above are, small flock of Redshanks sheltering from the wind on the Allan pool, 7 Blacktail Godwits, and 1 of 2 Spotted Redshanks we found.

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