Image

3rd June 2019 – WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We had an enjoyable morning at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge visiting the hides which look north out on to the Severn Estuary and taking the “summer walk” down to the edges of the estuary. However, other than shelduck and 3 curlew there wasn’t much to see on the estuary except for the lovely views.

IMG_5562The beautiful meadows and reed beds on the edges of the Severn Estuary

A26I1944A distant curlew

On the pools we had close up views of mainly shelduck, greylag geese, avocet, gadwall and black-headed gulls but there was a common crane, a pied wagtail with two juveniles, a couple of bathing linnets, an oystercatcher and, in the far distance, a little ringed plover.

A26I1837Adult pied wagtail

A26I1881.jpgJuvenile pied wagtail

A26I1962

A26I1963Linnet

A26I1846Oystercatcher

A26I1839

A26I1969Avocet

A26I1899Shelduck with  ducklings

A26I1989Shelduck

A26I1912Common crane

A26I1915Barnacle geese

A26I1833Greylag goose

A26I1865Mute swan

A26I1959_2Gadwall

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s