Your recent sightings at Leighton Moss
Your recent sightings
Wandering waders & other visitors...
Late summer is always a brilliant time for wader watching. Whether you're on the coast or an inland reservoir there's always something going on, as post-breeding birds funnel down through the UK in search of suitable feeding and roosting sites as...Posted 27 Jul 2021 by Jon C
Lower Hide Re-opened & Recent sightings
We are delighted to announce that after carrying out some essential work, we have re-opened Lower Hide! As many of you know, Lower Hide is the oldest standing viewing structure on the reserve and following some severe flooding incidents in recent...Posted 19 Jul 2021 by Jon C
Latest Sightings & New Arrivals
The weather may been a little mixed in recent days but it hasn't stopped our visitors from enjoying some fabulous moments here at Leighton Moss! The continued emergence of young marsh harriers has been a real treat and at the time of writing at...Posted 05 Jul 2021 by Jon C
We Have Harrier Lift-Off!
The big news this week involves the appearance of our first fledging marsh harrier ! This is always a rather tense time for us here on the reserve; how many youngsters will have survived to leave the nests? Each year we watch with anticipation,...Posted 25 Jun 2021 by Jon C
Sunny Days & Purple Haze
As the breeding season continues apace, we are seeing ever-increasing numbers of youngsters around the reserve. The pools are now home to pochard ducklings, crimson-headed coot -lets, mute swan cygnets and greylag goslings and an array of other...Posted 12 Jun 2021 by Jon C
Spoonbills Steal the Show
After what can only be described as a rather grim spring, we are finally seeing some major improvements in the weather. And that has to be good news for nature! We all know that cold, wet spells during the breeding season can be catastrophic for...Posted 29 May 2021 by Jon C