Saturday, 21 February 2009

A day with the Ducks

Saturday 21st February 2009
Jan suggested a day out at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge, and so it was. We hadn't been there for many years although I'd visited on several 'twitches'-Lapland Bunting, Little Crake and Glossy Ibis more recently.
It was busy, but on a gloriously sunny and warm Saturday in February it was always going to be busy.
The view from the Holden tower was impressive with good numbers of White fronted and Barnacle geese on the Dumbles. There were also 6 Bean geese and a single Brent goose which we did not see.
Tack piece was alive with activity Berwick's Swans, Shelduck, Pintail, Wigeon, Curlew, Dunlin, Curlew and Ruff seemed constantly on the move all watched by a Peregrine high up on a distant tree. It was a good day.

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