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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Slimbridge 2nd Dec

I've been meaning to get to Slimbridge for many years, today I finally managed it after a last minute decision - which never gave me a chance to come up with a reason not to go!
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.

Australian Shelduck
Barnacle Goose
Demoiselle Crane
Grey Heron
Hardhead Duck
Hooded Merganser
Java Sparrow
New Zealand Shoveller
Nene pair
Plumed Whistling Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Radjah Shelduck
Red Breasted Goose
Red Crested Cardinal & Green Winged Pigeon
Red Crested Cardinal
Red Legged Stilt
Speckled Mousebird

American widgeon


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