Saturday, 10 August 2013

Leighton Moss

Had a ride down to Leighton Moss, and headed straight for the marsh hides first. The water levels where quite low, but even so there was very little activity on the Allen pool, a few Redshank, ditto Lapwing, Greenshank, and this Little Egret put in an appearance.
I watched this Redshank for some time as it searched for a morsel.

Its head disappeared below the surface a few times without success.




Then at last success, just a tiny morsel for its efforts.
Along the path between the hides I came across this Speckled Wood, in fact there where two in mating display but only the one settled.

Speckled Wood.

On the Eric Morecombe pool there was more activity , with good numbers of Black-tailed Godwits, More Redshanks, and a Few Greenshanks.
In an area back at the main reserve, I came across a pair Moorhens building a nest, they where both sharing the job of gathering nest material. Then one disappeared into the reeds and reappeared with two chicks, so looks like they where getting ready for another brood.





A variety of Convolvulus
And to round the trip off, a Male Bullfinch on the feeders.
Linking to I'D-Rather-B-Birdin http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.co.uk/

19 comments:

  1. Great post!!n Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Gordon Great shots of the Redshank aadn faxtastic reflections on the water. It was wondrful for you that the Bullfinch was on the feeder. I have never had that(yet).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was just a matter of timing Margaret, I'm sure you'll get the chance sometime.
      Take care Gordon.

      Delete
  3. Great series, Gordon! The Redshank is a beauty; nice legs! I like the reflections in your shots. The Speckled Wood is lovely as well!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tammy, thanks for that, it was good to be amongst things, as there is nothing on our patch.
      Take care, Gordon,

      Delete
  4. Wonderful photography, Gordon. I specially like the reflections!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thankyou very much for your comment.
      Take care Gordon.

      Delete
  5. I love the Redshank and the Godwit reflections. The Bullfinch is a handsome bird. Great collection of photos, Gordon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thankyou Eileen, it was a bit on the quiet side, but good to see something.
      All the best Gordon.

      Delete
  6. i thought the redshank photos with the reflection were fabulous, but then the mix of the shorebirds with their reflections is fantastic! what a great image!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fabulous photos! The reflections are very beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lucky you Gordon to spot a moorhen on her nest!!!! I am not sure but I'm gonna say it again--------LOVE that osprey header on your blog. It's magnificent.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot!! Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice collection of beautiful photos, Gordon. Love those reflections.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi there - nice set of pictures to remind me of one of my favourite places.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice trip, and great shots of the redshanks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I agree with Tammy love the reflection shots. Glad to see the two of you are out and about. If it's not in the neighborhood, I don't see it . Just too hot for me down her now. Nice to see a feeder bird too, that I don't know.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Send some of that heat over here please, our heat wave didn't last long enough, ;-)
      Thankyou for the comment, Gordon.

      Delete