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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
Avocets galore and more!
We are very excited that the avocet count on the saltmarsh pools has risen to 54! Given the success we had last season with 48 young ones fledged from 19 pairs of adults, we look set for similar this year. Pop down to the Eric Morecambe and Allen hides to get close up views of this iconic emblem of the...
12 Apr 2013
As sweet as honey that little calf
How many of us check down in front of a hide when you enter to see whats lurking below? Well we all should, down in the reeds right under the window of Tim Jackson was a beautiful red deer calf! This little spotty beauty entertained visitors throughout the day, but had evaded many too, nestled down...
25 Jul 2012
July is a quiet month apparently
Hello! Well the weekend has flown by so I thought I would update the sightings from the last three days. Our red deer are still out in force and there have been up to four calves around now, which is great to see. Stags have put in an appearance too, one in particular with a very impressive head of...
15 Jul 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
Roll on July!!
It is hard to believe that June is nearly over, and with July fast approaching our red deer on the reserve should be producing more and more offspring. The one calf that has been seen is performing well, leaping and bounding around full of the joys of err summer I suppose you could call it. The...
28 Jun 2012
Ospreys, otters and even a bittern
Can't I write this blog outside? It's a beautiful day here at Leighton Moss! The sun's out and the air feels warm. Walking along the Griesdale trail I hear warblers on fine form and see the insect life is coming out in force. Willow trees are releasing their tiny seeds on fluffy parachutes...
20 May 2012
This weekend's highlights
With the weather continuing to shine down on us this weekend, we've been treated to sightings of some returning spring visitors. Up to 5 swallows have been seen around the reedbed - does that make a summer? These fantastic summer visitors spend the winter in Africa before flying all the way to the...
1 Apr 2012
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