Visit to Leighton Moss RSPB – 9th May 2017

By | June 23, 2017


Another of our regular sites which we try to visit at different times of the year.  A lovely day, mostly sunny or light cloud and with little wind, made good conditions for bird watching.

The morning and early afternoon were spent at main site before visiting the hides located on the edge of Morecambe Bay for the final part of the visit.


Star of the show was the spoonbill seen at the Morecambe Bay hide:

For a complete list of sightings and more pictures from this visit, click ‘Continue Reading’:

A total of 58 species were recorded on this visit which was attended by five members of the group (LM = Leighton Moss, main site; MB = Morecambe Bay):

Species Number Seen Comment
Avocet Several MB: Nesting, eggs, chicks
Bearded Tit Heard only LM
Blackbird Several LM
Blackcap Several Both
Black-headed Gull Many Both
Black-tailed Godwit Many Both
Blue Tit Several LM
Bullfinch A few LM
Canada Goose A few LM
Carrion Crow Several Both
Cetti’s Warbler Heard only LM
Chaffinch A few LM
Chiffchaff Several Both
Coal Tit A few LM
Collared Dove A few LM
Coot Several LM
Dunnock A few LM
Gadwall Several Both
Garden Warbler A few LM (Bill H)
Goldfinch A few LM
Grasshopper Warbler Heard only MB
Great Crested Grebe 3 LM
Great Tit A few LM
Grey Heron A few LM
Greylag Goose Many Both
Jackdaw A few LM
Lapwing Several Both
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 LM
Little Egret A few Both
Magpie A few LM
Mallard Several Both
Marsh Harrier 3 Both
Moorhen A few LM
Mute Swan A few LM
Nuthatch 2 LM
Oystercatcher A few MB: One on nest
Pheasant A few LM
Pied Wagtail One LM
Pochard A few LM
Redpoll A few LM (Bill H)
Redshank A few Both
Reed Bunting A few LM
Reed Warbler Heard only Both
Robin A few LM
Ruff A few LM
Sedge Warbler Heard only MB
Shelduck Several LM
Shoveler A few Both
Song Thrush 2 LM
Spoonbill One MB
Swallow A few Both
Teal A few Both
Tufted Duck A few LM
Unidentified Pipit One MB
Whitethroat A few Both
Willow Warbler Several LM
Woodpigeon A few LM
Yellowhammer One MB





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