Last weekend was my first time at Leighton Moss. It was wonderful! I definitely plan on returning in spring.
I have some photos to share!
I had never seen Green winged-Teal before. They were very fun to watch!
Shovelers were amusing as always.
A hybrid! As I understand it, its a Shoveler x Cinnamon Teal. How did a Cinnamon Teal get here?
Marsh tit! I met a super nice lady that told me to keep an eye out for coal tit-looking birds, because some may be marsh tits. I did not know this, and had she not told me I would not have noticed. I am very grateful!
I saw many glimpses of three or four marsh harriers, but they did not last long enough for me to take a decent picture. This one was the best I could manage.
Also, in one of the hides a marsh harrier was spotted in the faraway distance feasting on what looked like a duck. Image quality is terrible, it was way too far away!
Lapwings really are a sight to see. And the calls were very amusing to listen to! Sadly I could not get any close-ups. Their plumage is truly beautiful, I hope that next time I return I get a picture that does justice to this gorgeous bird.
And thats about it! It was a really enjoyable trip. I've only been birdwatching for around 8 months, and this was by far the largest amount of lifers that I have seen in a single trip.
Thank you so much to the staff at Leighton Moss for keeping the reserve as amazing as it is!
Best regards to all of you,
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
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