8th July 2021 – WWT Slimbridge

We spent the morning visiting a few of the hides on the north of the reserve, walking as far as the Estuary hide. We didn’t, in fact, see many birds from any of the hides other than the first one. Here we had a very fruitful time with good views of avocets and chicks, tufted ducks and ducklings, green sandpipers, black-tailed godwit and (one of my all time favourites) little ringed plovers.

Avocet landing
Avocet seeing-off a black-headed gull
Avocet chick
Black-headed gull landing
Little egret
Common crane
Comma butterfly
Avocet chick
Green sandpiper
Green sandpiper
Tufted duck
Black-tailed godwit
Little ringed plover
View from the Estuary Tower hide of the estuary – with not many birds in sight

We then drove up to Rodborough Common but I put my camera away and we succumbed to lunch al fresco at The Bear Hotel. No complaints about that.

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