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).
Marsh harrier in the distance
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.
Pheasant – such wonderful colours
Redshank add a bit of colour on a muddy bank
Shelduck in flight
Little egret in the distance