Trip reports

RSPB outing to Leighton Moss on 19th of November 2017

RSPB outing to Leighton Moss on 19th of November 2017
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Sunday, 19 November 2017

We left springwood at 8.30 on a dry but very cold autumn morning arriving at Leighton Moss at 10.30. Most of the group were dropped off from the coach at the Eric Morecambe Hide were a good selection of Water fowl could be seen. The highlight was a Great White Egret. We walked up to the main reserve and at the feeding area there was a mixed group of finches, including Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Bullfinch. A good number of Marsh Tit was seen on the reserve. Some of the group were lucky enough to see Otter at the public hide where it was seen very close to the hide breaking through the ice, an otter was also spotted at Grisdale hide. There were good views of Bearded Tits collecting grit and fliting around in the reeds. Some of the Group spotted Water Rail, Cattle Egret, Green and Greater Spotted woodpeckers and Red deer. Waterfowl seen, included Pink footed goose, pintail and Goldeneye. Most of the group gathered at the sky tower in the evening to view the starling Murmouration which was seen and enjoyed even if it was a little distant. Everyone had a good day at the beautiful reserve. 26 adults and one child attended the trip. 70 species of bird were seen by the group. We left for home at 4.30 pm after a great days birding arriving back at Springwood after a slow journey home at 7.45pm.