Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A short post on the 'Shortest Day' 22/12/2015

Great.....the days will start to get longer after today! With such mild temperatures we are experiencing it makes one wonder what is around the corner for 2016! At least if we have frosts and some snow, only some mind, it will be seasonal!

My post today is a 'catch up' post again, regarding a visit to RSPB Leighton Moss on the  26th to the 29th November 2015.

The weather was at times wet and windy but thankfully not half as bad as the heavy rains and floods that Cumbria and the North West in general suffered the following weekend..

Wellingtons were a must to be able to enter all of the hides.

The highlights at Leighton Moss were great sightings of 2 Otters, one sighting was of a dog Otter and the other separate sighting was of a pup!

 A few thousand Starlings were viewed from the Skytower as they came in to roost at dusk and caught the attention of a couple of Marsh Harriers! A fantastic end to a wet day! The Skytower is a great addition to a what is a splendid reserve.
Cartmel Village. A quaint village which is close to the River Eea , it has some delightful specialist shops.

Cartmel Priory was visited, awesome is the only word to describe it once you are inside the Priory.


The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness-on -Windermere was a welcome change from birdwatching, not that I ever tire of it I have to say.

 Some lovely Ducks and birds were on and around the duck pond at Grange-over-Sands. They were nice to see whilst waiting for the train to Silverdale and then just a short walk to Leighton Moss

A great weekend and one I hope to repeat sometime in 2016 though with drier and brighter weather would be nice.
All for now.
Seasons Greetings to all.


  1. What a wonderful thing the skytower is! I'd probably find a way to fall off it though. Love the otters too, the only ones I've ever seen are bronze ones in a mini park next to the river

  2. Short comment then: Wonderful.
    Happy Christmas!