Posts Tagged ‘RSPB Leighton Moss’

About a mile from the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss is the RSPB reserve at Morecombe Bay. This is a series of pools and mudflats and is at its best when the wading birds are driven off the mudflats in the bay and the estuary of the river Kent by the rising tide and need somewhere to roost and feed above the tide line.

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Redshank

Redshank

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

In addition birds such as Avocet and Black-headed Gull breed around the pools.

Avocet on nest

Avocet on nest

Avocet

Avocet

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull

The RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss near Carnforth in Lancashire consists of a number of Reed-beds and lakes. It is famous as the breeding site for Bitterns and Marsh Harriers.

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We came across this pheasant dozing by the path side and it refused to move even when we walked past it

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We also saw red deer but regrettably not close enough to photograph them and so this is the only one which would pose for us.

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