Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Short visit to Leighton

Out and about with the Westies first thing, with a walk round the Northern part of the patch. I have been in the area most mornings but I have had little or nothing to report. In the last week the only thing of note has been  Common Sandpiper, apart from a couple of clutches of Mallard, all of which have been predated mainly by Lesser Black-backed Gull. Roy has seen Redstart, and I have had Blackcap and Willow Warbler up at Cowraik NR.
     By 10am I was on my way to Kendal to purchase a new lens for the Nikon, (not a Nikon lens I quickly add) the coffers wouldn't stretch that far, then having done so I continued on to Leighton Moss.
        Calling in at Lillian's first I was greeted by the screaming hoard of Black-headed Gulls and little else.

Part of the screaming hoard.

The weather wasn't good, showery and a strong wind blowing, I quickly moved on to the Eric Morecambe Where the was a large number of these showing

Black-tailed Godwits, 500-600 at least

These 2 Little Egrets where at a good distance but looked good as they waded and fed.

There has been a lot more about but not today
Strangely marked Black-headed Gull. seems to have black under chin

Quite a few Avocet about, I think they would have been happier with a bit less water.

One lone Oystercatcher.
 And a few Shelduck about

And finally this Blackbird singing its heart out in spite of the miserable weather


  1. Wow, that large group of Godwits must have been really cool to see! The Avocets are beautiful too!!

  2. Thanks again Tammy, I replied to the mail without moderating the message, silly me.
    All the best Gordon.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.