07/07/2012 Leighton Moss RSPB

 Red Deer: A visit to Leighton Moss with some friends and we saw a very rare sight, a huge orange thing in the sky, I think it was the sun, Hang on there are loads of flies, yes It must be the sun!

The sun did not just bring out the flies but four amazing Red Deer Stag! Theses laid back fellas where spotted walking across the lake at the Griesdale Hide, they seemed very relaxed as they made their way from one end to the other giving us stunning views.

 We then went across to Tim Jacksons Hide where again we were treated to more Red Deer, this time a group of females and one young buck. Here we also saw a female Marsh Harrier which we saw again sitting and preening on a perch far over the lake at the Lillian’s Hide.

Black Headed Gull: Great Crested Grebe and more good views of female Marsh Harrier were had at the Public hide along with some gorgeous Marsh Orchids along the foot path.