|Posted by meg33 on April 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM|
Started off early before work at soddy Gap where my earliest ever Grasshopper warbler was singing, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand martin and 2 Wheatear, Nice start to the day.
Well then work was cancelled at the last minute, and seeing as i was already now at Ambleside i decided id have the day at Leighton Moss. What a day it was... I found out that a Great White egret was around but from the Lower hide...yup furthest one away, so on a i trudged (in the rain), but it was to be worth it as the Great white egret was showing pretty well and i managed to watch the bird for a good while. It even caught a huge Pike and swallowed it whole... you tube Video Here
3 Marsh harrier showed well and attempted to mate, and 4 buzzards put on a good show, with the male Marsh attacking them.
Next was Lillians hide where a Cracking 2nd Summer Med gull was showing well and making a right racket. Vid Here
After my fill of this bird i nipped to Grisedale hide for drake and female Garganey, although the heat haze was bad and the sun was straight into the hide so viewing was difficult. 2 nice birds though. 2 Sedge Warbler were singing from here too.
Finally finished at Eric Morecombe hide where i finally found 2 Summer plumaged Spotted Redshank and 3 Ruff, along with 2000 at least Black-tailed Godwit,
oh nearly Forgot the 20 Avocets. Finishing off nicely with 5 White Wagtails. What a great Day