Sadly I am leaving Leighton Moss today and moving to Fairburn Ings until the end of March. I have had a fantastic time living on the reserve for over six months now and have got some great experience and memories to take a way with me.
I took one last opportunity to get out onto the reserve before I left and wasn't disappointed. It was a perfect bright, crisp morning and my first port of call was the feeding station which was alive with birds. I had great views of coal tits, marsh tits, blue tits, great tits, a female bullfinch and even a great spotted woodpecker. I then walked towards the causeway pausing to take in the views across the reserve which looked extremely tranquil with the early morning mist hanging over the reed beds. The bearded tits were hopping over the grit trays when I arrived and I will miss these fantastic little birds. At the Public hide I watched pintails and goldeneyes for a while before walking along the path to the lower hide, it was alive with bird song and I stood for several minutes watching a flock of siskin’s in the tree tops. As I moved further on I heard the yaffling of a green woodpecker before getting a glimpse of it as it flew across the field at the edge of the reserve. Shortly afterwards a Jay flew along the tree tops and a tree creeper appeared from around the back of a tree trunk.
I would just like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Leighton Moss who have helped to make my time here so memorable.