Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss
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    Enter the egrets!

    Something’s been causing quite a stir at Leighton Moss this weekend... Three great white egrets have been seen across site since Saturday lunch time. On Monday 21 July, they could be seen well from Lilians hide, with one having a curious snap...
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    Down at the hide...

    It’s been the perfect weekend to enjoy a stroll in the sunshine. Leighton is certainly looking rather attractive, if I don’t say so myself. On Sunday night I took a wander down to Grisedale hide to make the most of the summer evening. Along...
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    Reed cutting on the reserve this week

    Down on the saltmarsh today, just as Kevin (our Membership Manager) predicted there would be this week, a wood sandpiper was spotted! The pools have dried out a little in all this hot weather so the wading birds are enjoying feeding in the mud. There...
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    Have we sprung a leak?

    Over the past 50 years, the management of the reserve by our wardens and volunteers has been the key to making it an ideal home for nature. My 50th anniversary blog this week is all about some very important work that is about to begin.... In the next...
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    Dragons galore

    With all the gorgeous weather we have been having this week, the dragonflies have been out in abundance. As I went round the reserve yesterday migrant hawkers , enormous brown hawkers and broad-bodied chasers were all darting around the reedbed like little...
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