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.
Banded white-tailed bumblebee