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3rd November 2019 – WWT Slimbridge

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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.

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DSC07606Shelduck

DSC07795Lapwing

DSC07856Greylag goose

DSC07863Mallard

DSC07970Pochard

DSC08012Golden eye (captive)

DSC08085Moorhen

DSC08216Wigeon

DSC08309Crane

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DSC08410Avocet (captive)

DSC08449Black-winged stilt (captive)

DSC08482Redshank (captive)

DSC08513Bewick swan – I presume resident as there were only three present

 

 

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1st November 2019 – Eastville Park, Bristol

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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.

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DSC01097Grey heron

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DSC01234Female kingfisher

DSC01260Cormorant

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DSC01322Mute swan

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DSC01292Tawny owl