Nice and bright, but Storm Imogen (or whatever she’s called) was already starting to flex her muscles when I got out this morning and after a quick call in to Marshside I buzzed over to Mere Sands to stake out the feeding stations to try to get to the bottom of this photography mullarkey, with varying degrees of success.
I doubt I’ll ever sort out my ISOs from me f-stops…but it’s fun trying.
Bullfinch on a plate as usual, with singing Goldcrest and dozing Goosanders out on the water.



From there, and with the wind strengthening, Martin Mere was inevitable – as were Whoopers, the hunting Barn Owls, and the “now you see me, now you don’t” Tawny Owl, Tree Sparrows, Ruff etc.
Groundhog Days on the mosses ain’t so bad.



3 thoughts on “Cheating.

  1. The school holidays will soon be here and at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, there are plenty of wild and wonderful activities to keep the little ones entertained this February half-term.
    Budding young wildlife explorers can hire an Explorer Backpack and discover the fantastic wildlife which makes its home at Leighton Moss. Packed with lots of fun games and activities to enjoy whilst out on the Silverdale reserve, as well as binoculars, magnifying glasses and other tools to allow families to get up close with nature, the backpacks will prove popular with all ages. The Explorer Backpacks can be hired from the visitor centre at a cost of £2.50.
    For those who have a head for heights, families are invited to scale the 9 metre high Skytower, which offers a bird’s eye view of the nature reserve. Enjoy the views out across the reedbed and look out for exciting creatures, including marsh harriers and red deer.
    There’s also plenty of fun to be had in the wildlife garden and not forgetting The Holt, the indoor activity centre at RSPB Leighton Moss, which is open daily and offers interactive boards and self-led activities for families.
    For more information on these and other events taking place at Leighton Moss, please call the Leighton Moss visitor centre on 01524 701601 or visit for details.


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