As it was a lovely sunny day oop north, we decided to check out Leighton Moss, a reserve I have shamefully not managed to find the time to visit despite not living a million miles away...until Sunday. Cracking reserve belonging to the RSPB, brimming with wildlife. We'd not got there as early as I'd hoped in favour of a lie-in but getting there for 10ish we certainly weren't disappointed!
About 10 mins into the reserve walk and out pops this little fella, very curious and very happy to pose for photos! Even started chirruping away at us, I do love a Robin serenade :)
|A bit of a preen...|
|Very tame indeed.|
|Common Darter (male)|
|Common Darter (male) with head cocked to the side|
|Not sure on this one but I think it's a Brown Hawker, |
possibly newly emerged?
|This was just before he landed in the reeds, |
unbeknown to a group of ducks who sailed right past his hiding place!
|Cracking idea, the name suits it very well|
|A plucky pheasant|
|Great Egret in flight|
|Little Egret, spot the yellow feet!|
|A bathing Water Rail, in the middle of the day,|
such a treat!
|A hide of Twitchers! Must be the collective noun...|
|The Eric Morecambe Hide. And a silly Me. Eric was a keen birdwatcher |
and spent most of his childhood watching wildlife in the Morecambe area.
I shall leave you with this cute picture of a certain spiky critter we found on the way home one night, moved him off the road and watched him shuffle on up someone's garden :)
|Not my hands by the way!|
Hoping you've all had a great weekend :)