Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss
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  • Our most regal of residents

    With the exciting news that BBC Autumnwatch has chosen to return to Leighton Moss for a second series (Tuesday 28-Friday 31 October, BBC 2, 8 pm), I thought it was only right that this week's 50th anniversary blog was about some of our autumnal stars...
  • Colourful catch of the day

    If you've not been down for the wader watching recently, then come and see us soon, because it is still spectacular. Up to seven little stints are on Lilian's pool along with a pectoral sandpiper and around 600 black-tailed godwits . There is...
  • Leighton Moss - Ice Age to Present Day

    Those of you who read my blogs each week will have an insight into what the reserve was like 50 years ago, and even 100 years ago, but have you ever considered what Leighton Moss looked like 6000 years ago? Well wonder no further, as this week's 50th...
  • Weekend Waders and more!

    Large numbers of black-tailed godwits are currently gracing the pool in front of Lilian’s hide, with dumpier snipe pottering between their ranks, and ruffs taking advantage of the exposed mud. For those who like fun-sized waders, little stints have...
  • Water rail-tastic!

    Apologies that last week's 50th anniversary blog is a few days late - I was out of the office a lot last week running events and doing radio interviews, but it means you will get two this week :) If you read my ' Have we sprung a leak? '...
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