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Sometimes, just sometimes, wildlife it seems can be predicted! At the end of the last blog post I included some wildlife highlights to look out for in the coming week. And for once the wildlife obliged! Firstly a stoat was spotted bounding down the path to lower hide, scurrying around with their...
3 May 2013
Well with April fast approaching it's end our wildlife is just getting started! This has to be my favourite time of year, with the sound of bird song, the croak of frogs and the rustling in the reeds all adding to the wonder of spring. One of the undoubted highlights of this season is the emergence...
24 Apr 2013
A very special morning...
The changing of the clocks last week made a 4.30am start all the more difficult this morning as I set off for the weekly bittern watch with the stars still out! But my efforts were certainly rewarded with some fantastic bittern behaviour at Barrow Scout fields! On my arrival at the usual listening...
3 Apr 2013
Recent Sightings - Spring is springing
The fantastic weather of the past couple of weeks has meant the whole reserve is looking brilliant! Spring is starting to gain momentum now, most of our resident birds are singing and we're awaiting the arrival of our migrants with baited breath (apparently ospreys have already been reported in the...
8 Mar 2013
Well I have found my gloves so I am now back to my full complement of outdoor wear (and due to current conditions I have certainly needed them!) I apologise for the lack of sightings updates but I have been down at The Lodge in Sandy, enjoying a look around the RSPB headquarters and getting a closer...
23 Jan 2013
My New Year's resolution is to make sure that I get out on to the reserve every day - I've been missing out on so much in the last couple of weeks. But in the meantime I still get vicarious pleasure from reading the sightings book which visitors and staff have been adding to daily. One particular...
18 Dec 2012
Fairly recent sightings...
I haven’t been out much lately, what with preparing for and travelling to interviews so I am even more reliant than usual on other people’s sightings as I write the next couple of blogs. First I am going to start with some fairly recent sightings. Stand by for the up to the minute sightings...
18 Dec 2012
Keep your eyes peeled
Hello as it's raining again I thought I would cheer you all up with some recent sightings from around the reserve! I headed out this morning for a look around in the rain and found most of my time was taken up by patiently scanning for particular species. There are two species this time of year...
26 Nov 2012
En suite marsh tits
There are certainly compensations for being a residential volunteer on an RSPB reserve – non-financial but high value nonetheless. Top of the list has to be the location - surrounded by stunning land- or seascapes and wildlife to match. Here at Leighton Moss, there’s often something to entertain...
8 Nov 2012
A touch of colour!
Well after some more unpredictable weather a brief break in the weather yesterday resulted in our wildlife becoming even more active. Star of the show was the appearance of a rather dapper kingfisher to the right of Tim Jackson hide, this beautiful bird showed well on and off for a good few hours...
30 Jun 2012
Hello! Well that first week flew by. It was a week full of goings on with plenty around to be enjoyed on the reserve. In terms of sightings Monday started well when I spotted a spoonbill from the train at about 7:45 am, thankfully this unique migrant has seemingly taken up temporary residence down...
8 Jun 2012
Red Deer not "Rain" Deer!
Well firstly hello!! My name is Kevin Kelly and i am the new Date With Nature (DWN) information assistant for the Red deer project here at Leighton moss! I come from a sales background and have been birding for years, so i'm hoping my enthusiasm for wildlife will be contagious. Well less about...
31 May 2012
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