Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss
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Latest blog posts
  • Tern Up for the Books & recent sightings

    A few more seasonal arrivals were noted this week with the pick of the bunch being a fine breeding plumage spotted redshank at the Eric Morecambe Complex. No doubt bound for northern Scandinavian nesting grounds these dapper waders are always a treat...
  • New arrivals and recent sightings

    We had a few more somewhat tardy migrants show up this week; garden warbler , redstart and common whitethroat plus the number of sedge and reed warblers increased notably. Similarly more sand martins , swallows and swifts were noted but still not really...
  • Scaup scoop & other recent sightings

    There can be few sights more uplifting than the first glimpse of the year of that distinctive scythe-like master of the air, the swift . We all rejoice when the swallows return of course, but there’s something really powerful about those dark, dashing...
  • Delicious flava & Welsh ospreys

    Now that the weather is a little more settled, for a few days at least, we’re hoping to see an influx of delayed migrants here at Leighton Moss. As I write this an increase in recent sightings of sedge and reed warblers is already evident and several...
  • Spoonbill tops list of recent sightings

    Another mixed week weather-wise has meant that we’re not really seeing the best that spring can bring. Given the imminent forecast, that looks to change in the next few days. We’re still seeing (and hearing) newly arrived migrants but in rather...
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