Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Leighton Moss Waders

Leighton Moss R.S.P.B. has recently been enjoying an influx of waders.The pools down at the marsh have been very attractive to migrating waders with the mud providing much needed food. Many of these waders will have traveled long distances to arrive at Leighton Moss.The curlew sandpipers for example will have journeyed south across Europe from their breeding grounds in remote areas of Siberia and spotted redshanks will also have traveled far to reach our shores.Leighton Moss has provided a welcome stop over before the birds move on to winter quarters much further to the south.
In a previous posting I showcased the curlew sandpipers that arrived in good numbers and delighted observers and photographers alike as they gave stunning views very close to the Allen and Morecambe hides.This time I am posting a few images of some of the other waders present and have shown above spotted redshanks ,greenshank,ruff,black tailed godwits and yet another image of a curlew sandpiper.This latter bird has been the star bird for me and I now have many images to remind me of their visit.Currently there are also little stints,a pectoral sandpiper and a wood sandpiper present.This is a wonderful selection of waders and the weather is very wet again which may force even more birds into Leighton Moss for us all to enjoy.  Thanks for looking in and hope you enjoy the images above.


  1. Wonderful selection of wader photographs Brian,you`ve certainly made the most of the influx of the birds with these close up images.

  2. Great set of images Brian, we are calling in at Leighton Moss tomorrow on our way to the Lakes, looking forward to it!

  3. Good account of the waders Brian,a great selection to admire!!!!