Leighton Moss…Waders

06/10/2019 0 By wildfeed

Around this time of the year I like to visit Leighton Moss RSPB reserve.I have found that it can be good to observe passage waders which are on their way south and call in to refuel for the long journeys ahead.One wader I particularly like to see is the greenshank.This beautifully elegant wader is usually present and so it proved on my recent visit.It was a lovely sunny and warm day and there was plenty of mud at the Morecambe and Allen hides to attract the waders.

It was indeed a super afternoon and the camera was kept busy photographing the birds present.I have shown below a selection from the day and as well as greenshank which heads the post are images of curlew sandpiper,redshank and lapwing.Also shown are little egret with a small fish and a number of images of snipe which were having a wonderful time as they probed the rich mud for food.Since this visit the weather has been very disturbed with plenty of rain.I have however managed an outing to Southport and I managed some nice images of the wader roost on another rare sunny day.This will probably be my next posting. So thanks for looking in and stay tuned for more later this month.

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