On the 4th October spent a lovely morning at Leighton Moss started off well with good views of Marsh Harriers hunting over the reed beds before spending quite a bit off time watching Bearded Tits feeding and fighting amost themselves first time i seen them here but had up to 6 together at once.
Further round visited a few of the main hides quite quiet though a bonus of a Common Gull plus Teal, Wigeon and the usual ducks. Then headed round to the Jackson Hide where there were a male and Female Red Deer showing though just feeding then further round at the Greisdale Hide had a male Red Deer quite close to the hide though at first sleeping then woke up and decided to complete with the roaring deers around so decided to start roaring for a few minutes before he started eating some of the grass, also out on the water was a pair of Pintails.
Then stopped at the center feeding tables where there was Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Long-tailed Tits, Great Tit, Blue Tit and the highlight of Nuthatche and Marsh Tit. Then went around to the hides on the seafront where there were hundreds of Redshanks with 3 Spotted Redshanks amost them and Curlew, Oystercatchers, Lapwings and a lovely Curlew Sandpiper feeding on the shore edge quite close before a Pegrerine Falcon sweep over moving the birds overs. Also on the far Lagoon was a Red-breasted Merganser hunting but distance.
|Male in the reeds|
|Beareded Tit Pair|
|Red Deer stag|
|Feeding Curlew Sandpiper|