Sunday, 6 October 2019

Leighton Moss...Waders

Around this time of the year I like to visit Leighton Moss RSPB reserve.I have found that it can be good to observe passage waders which are on their way south and call in to refuel for the long journeys ahead.One wader I particularly like to see is the greenshank.This beautifully elegant wader is usually present and so it proved on my recent visit.It was a lovely sunny and warm day and there was plenty of mud at the Morecambe and Allen hides to attract the waders.

It was indeed a super afternoon and the camera was kept busy photographing the birds present.I have shown below a selection from the day and as well as greenshank which heads the post are images of curlew sandpiper,redshank and lapwing.Also shown are little egret with a small fish and a number of images of snipe which were having a wonderful time as they probed the rich mud for food.Since this visit the weather has been very disturbed with plenty of rain.I have however managed an outing to Southport and I managed some nice images of the wader roost on another rare sunny day.This will probably be my next posting. So thanks for looking in and stay tuned for more later this month.


  1. Hello Brian, fantastic photos of these waders. I love the colours of the Lapwing. I do nog know the English names of all these birds. It would perhaps be handy if you put the Latin name of the birds in a label than one can translate it to their own language. My language is Dutch. Great to see also a Snipe and a Tringa totanus.

  2. Seems like you had a good afternoon out Brian,good that you capitalise on the weather too.Looking forward to your next instalment....Keep well!!

  3. Great pics Brian - love the colouring of the Lapwing!

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