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31st July 2019 – WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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I was totally indulged on my birthday and had a lovely morning photographing birds at Slimbridge Wetlands Centre on Gloucestershire. We didn’t venture far as most of the centre was teeming with children and their parents/grandparents at the beginning of the school holidays. However, we found a few quiet hides where we could see some waders (mainly black-tailed godwits, common sandpipers, green sandpipers, greenshank, lapwings) as well as goldfinch and linnets bathing at close quarters. Just before leaving we also saw lots of Red Admiral butterflies and bees on the buddleja.

DSC04206Black-tailed godwit

DSC04739Black-tailed godwit

DSC04792Greenshank

DSC04298Common sandpiper

DSC04748Green sandpiper

DSC04689Lapwing

DSC04331Goldfinch

DSC04803Linnet

DSC04961Tufted duck

DSC04924Red Admiral

DSC04921Banded white-tailed bumblebee