Marsh Harrier numbers have been steadily increasing at Leighton Moss, with several successful nests this year.
A few choose to overwinter here instead of migrating to Africa.
There was a bit of a spat between a Marsh Harrier and the Buzzard. No harm done to either one though.
Otter spotting is always top of my list and I usually see at least one whenever I visit. This fella was enjoying his breakfast of eels, as you can see.
Down on the saltmarshes are wading birds such as Greenshanks, Ruffs, Avocets and Black-tailed Godwits..
|Black Tailed Godwits|
To my surprise a Moorhen was still busy collecting nest material. I've since learned that they can have multiple broods and that adolescent members of earlier broods help to feed and guard the younger chicks. There were indeed a couple of juveniles close by.
A juvenile Robin was sun-baking on the path, totally unfazed by my close proximity as I passed by.
Also completely unpeturbed by my presence was a European Water Shrew. This is only the second time I've ever seen one; both times at Leighton Moss.
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