Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss
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Latest blog posts
  • Wild weather and recent sightings

    Rain and wind have continued to assist the recovery of water onto areas of Leighton Moss and the wider reserve this past week. Myers’ Dyke is running once again, and the Eric Morecambe Pool, which had endured a considerable dearth of water up to...
  • Marsh harrier moments and recent sightings

    The wild variation in weather has written itself onto the landscape here at Leighton Moss: from the abundant heat which has scorched the leaves of the sallows and coloured the wooded slopes of the valley with russet-red hues, to recent rainfall which...
  • Ringing, moths and recent sightings

    We were grateful at Leighton Moss to have been visited by several spates of rainfall over the past week, on the back of the driest June the reserve has ever seen. Whilst areas of the reserve have had to cope with mass evaporation - a huge reduction of...
  • Dynamic water levels & recent sightings

    While we’ve been enjoying this rather lovely weather, the lack of precipitation has certainly had an effect on the reserve. In fact, the total rainfall figure of just 18mm set a new record low for the reserve in June. And after three consecutive...
  • Recent summer sightings

    As the unprecedented heatwave continues, the wildlife at Leighton Moss finds itself having to adjust to the changing conditions. Water levels are dropping rapidly, both on the saltmarsh pools and on the main reserve. This of course, presents nature with...
Latest photos
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Young fox

Taken at Leighton Moss on the Family trail between the Skytower and Tim Jackson Hide. I've never...
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Osprey today

osprey with rings on both legs 06/05/2018
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Long tailed tit Leighton Moss 20.3.18

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Starling murmuration, Feb 27

Starling murmuration gets underway, evening Feb 27th.
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Starling blizzard!

Starling murmuration as the snow storm started, evening Feb 27th.
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Coalescence

Starling murmuration seen above Leighton Moss on 26th February 2018
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Dog Otter

A dog otter near the bridge on the causeway just past the hide
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Otter

A dog otter approaching the causeway
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Heron again at Lilians Hide

Heron again at Lilians Hide
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Heron at Lilians Hide

Heron at Lilians Hide
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Bearded Tits on grit tray at Leighton Moss

Bearded Tits on grit tray at Leighton Moss
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Bearded Tits at Leighton Moss

Beared Tits at Leighton Moss on the grit tray
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