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3rd January 2020 – WWT Slimbridge

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For our first bird watching sortie of the new year we had another visit to Slimbridge. However, with two young ones in tow we only had limited time for bird watching before their attention waned.

The highlight again was the water rails as normally they are quite elusive but today in one spot we saw three. There was a marsh harrier in the distance towards the estuary and pink footed geese (no photo).

DSC08947Marsh harrier in the distance

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DSC08974Water rails

I’m not too sure about my identification of Bewick’s/whooper swans but I think the first below is whooper and the second Bewick’s.

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DSC08890Wigeon

DSC08894Teal

DSC08847Robin

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DSC08892Chaffinch

DSC08900Blue tit

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DSC09047Pheasant – such wonderful colours

DSC08940Redshank add a bit of colour on a muddy bank

DSC08957Shelduck in flight

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DSC08840Little egret in the distance