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Even the BBC think we're amazing!
Today, we had a very special visitor to the reserve. Ellie Harrison (BBC's Countryfile fame) brought her production crew to show the nation how brilliant the wildlife of Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay really is! The plan was for a lovely crisp winter's day, for bitterns to be sunning themselves...
4 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
Griesdale Hide replacement and Wednesday sightings
In the next stage of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, we are very excited that we are going to replace Griesdale hide with a brand, spanking new one at last! Like the new Tim Jackson hide, this one has been constructed by Custom Made Wooden Buildings. The existing, old Griesdale hide has served...
21 Nov 2012
...and a waxwing in our car park!
We've been hearing all these reports of waxwings up and down the country and in the local area and I was starting to get a little jealous as I haven't seen one since the mass influx in 2010! However, today was worth getting out of bed for, as one solitary waxwing appeared in our main car park...
14 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
Mid week sightings
Well the past couple of days have certainly been better weather than we've had of late. Some showers, but nothing like the epic rain we've been having lately. The sun in the sky has brought with it visitors who have seen all manner of wonderful wildlife over the past few days. The spoonbill...
18 Jul 2012
Another impressive starling murmuration video
25 Nov 2011
Wildlife this week
Sorry for the lack of postings lately...Hannah did a wonderful job at keeping this blog up to date and as you may know has now moved on to Coombes Valley. We wish her luck in all she does! Beki is our new VPO Intern here and she will be introducing herself very soon and taking over writing the blog...
10 Nov 2011
Fireworks with feathers
Crowds of people are flocking to see a wilder alternative to watching fireworks this year at Leighton Moss. At this time of year the sky comes alive at dusk, as enormous flocks of starlings can be seen putting on a spectacular aeriel display above the reedbed. The birds fly in from all directions...
3 Nov 2011
Is it a bird? Is it a hedgehog?
Neil Bland spotted this hedgehog-like murmuration of starlings at Leighton Moss. During winter, around a hundred thousand starlings come in to roost overnight in the reeds, and visitors here have been treated to some jaw-dropping aerial displays as the birds fly around like shoals of fish, creating...
11 Mar 2011
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