RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire, 27th August 2017


After a somewhat disappointing and unorganised day, we decided to change the pace and go to a nearby RSPB. We headed to Leighton Moss, in order to see if we could see any wild life as the evening drew in.

We weren’t expecting to see much, but I took my cameras out anyway, and off we wandered. Despite the noise of some rowdy children, we were able to see quite a few examples of the local bird life.

The site seemed to be well maintained, and the bird feeding areas actually stocked with bird feed to keep the birds in the area, as a result, my 70-300 was able to get me some satisfying results. Here they are.

A panorama I took using my wide angle lens.

Our first interaction was with a pheasant, who appeared to have no fear of us at all.

There were quite a lot of Robins around the feeders.

Robins everywhere.

Multiple different Robins, all happy to strike a pose for us.

And another.

Another.

Despite being out of the range of my lens, I was quite happy to catch this shot of the Great White Egret.

There were a couple of Blue Tits around too.

We saw 2 or 3 Nuthatches in the area, and they were a real struggle to capture as they moved so far, luckily I got two semi decent photos.

Nuthatch with seed in its beak.

Another Blue Tit.

Chaffinch.

This isn’t really a shot of anything, but I really like it for some reason.

After a disappointing day, this was a real saviour. It was nice to have a walk around, and even better that I was able to get some good images.

We didn’t get chance to go to all the hides, so maybe if we go back to the area I shall get my camera out again.

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