During the second week of our holiday we spent a few days in the Yorkshire Dales at Grassington and the latter part in Silverdale not very far from the RSPB Leighton Moss reserve (conveniently!).
Our 17th century accommodation nestled on the banks of the Wharf and besides a farmyard goose
At nearby Linton, GreyWagtails and Spotted flycatchers were breeding but although Dippers had bred, I failed to find them.
|Grey Wagtails gathering food.|
|Spotted Flycatcher gathering food for youngsters.|
...and plenty of the 'usual'!
|Wren...singing his head off!|
|Long Tailed Tit on lichen.|
|Lots of young Mallards....Cute!|
Next stop Silverdale..........and a visit to Leighton Moss
The feeders are always popular mainly because Bullfinches are very fond of them and on each of my 2 or 3 previous visits they have never failed to show up.
|Male Bullfinch on feeder|
|Lesser Black Backed Gull with Black Headed Gull chick...||about to have lunch|
|A pair of peregrines were present at nearby Warton Crag Nature Reserve but had not bred this year. So all in all an interesting holiday with a few opportunities for birding!|
....and lastly a final visit to Leighton Moss this Avocet proved an easy target just in front of the Morecambe hide