Had a lovely day out on sunday with the Halifax & Huddersfield
RSPB Group, lovely weather, and lovely company and lots of
action from the Leighton Moss birdlife, I observed over 60 species
of birds on the day and some of the group spotted more than that,
only downfall for me was that it was a poor day for photography
as most of the birds were a long way off or hiding behind thick
branches and hedges, oh well you can't have everything.
Highlight of the day for me was getting to see and photograph
a Grasshopper Warbler as it was a lifer for me, another lifer for
me was a Great White Egret though only in flight, Cetti's Warblers
were everywhere in fact I nearly stood on one, but getting a photo
of one turned out to be impossible.
Got my first Swallow, Marsh Harrier, Ring Ouzel and Blackcap
of the year but the Cattle Egret and Garganey proved elusive for
me though seen by others on the trip, also 2 Otters decided to make
an appearance which is always nice but no sign of the Barn Owl that
showed well last year or the Bearded Tit which I was hoping to see,
but overall an excellent day for true birders and an enjoyable day for
me and it wasn't overcrowded like it has been before, and I even
bought a bird table and a clock so I think I got a bit giddy.