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

2 comments:

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

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

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