We are only about five miles from the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, once chosen as the setting for Autumnwatch.

Today we went for our first visit and enjoyed every minute.

Leighton Moss is situated at Silverdale near Carnforth of the edge of Morecambe Bayand in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It contains the largest area of reed beds in northwest England and provides habitats for many species, including bitterns, otters, avocets and red deer.
The beautiful plumage of Black- tailed godwit..

The area contains salt marsh which provides habitat for the avocets.

We were lucky to catch a glimpse of a Water rail hiding amongst the iris.

With so much to see we’ll never be away from the place!