Early morning start for the 192 mile journey to Gloucestshire on a very cold day, the thermometer stayed around -3 for the whole trip, and only managed to get to -2 on arrival at 10.15.
The trip there even showed some good sights including 8 buzzards and the obligatory M4 red kite.
On arrival we didn't have to wait long to join the guided tour of the centre, thank you Dave for sharing your knowledge of the site and birds seen - even if you still didn't get to see the vole!
I was most impressed with the collection of ducks and geese and I managed to get some reasonable photos as it was quite a bright day some of which are posted below.
|New Zealand Shoveller|
|Plumed Whistling Duck|
|Pacific Black Duck|
|Red Breasted Goose|
|Red Crested Cardinal & Green Winged Pigeon|
|Red Crested Cardinal|
|Red Legged Stilt|