Locally we have had very mixed weather with frequent heavy rain and winds but at times there have been some sunny periods. On Thursday there was a window of opportunity for a walk around our local park. We didn’t see many birds but the trees still retained some of their leaves and I managed a few photos with my phone to show the glory of the park.
After a day of heavy rain and strong winds yesterday, today it was dry and often sunny. We visited the Wildlife and Wetland Trust centre at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire; we spent most of the time in the hides but enjoyed walking through the wetlands centre and seeing some of the more exotic wildfowl in the pens, especially as there was lots of sun to enjoy. My photographs are a mixture of captive and free birds.
Golden eye (captive)
Black-winged stilt (captive)
Bewick swan – I presume resident as there were only three present
Another dull day but as it’s half term it was good to avoid the crowds and have a walk around Eastville Park. I haven’t seen a kingfisher in the park for a while but with the benefit of half term we had some young eyes with us and one was spotted as soon as we reached the lake (O seems to manage to spot one every time we go here).
The trees were looking pretty good too; shame there was no sun to make it really special.
A dismal day today but we made the most of it with a walk around Dyrham Park where I took a few more photos of the deer. Again, there wasn’t much action and certainly no rutting.