An excellent day was had in WWT Slimbridge.
A couple of lifers too.
The Reed and Sedge Warblers were very accommodating and gave us some great views.
The ladybird was taking a risk!
At the South Lake the Spoonbill was very obliging but didn’t move much, it just slept and had the odd stretch. I haven’t mastered taking white birds yet though.
The Reserve was full of juveniles, Tufties, Shelducks, Swans, Goslings, Little Ringed Plovers and Bunnies!
I missed the Ducklings diving every single time!
Little Ringed Plover
The Rushy brought us our first lifer of the day, the Common Tern. It is so elegant.
Further up at the Robbie Garnett Hide the Green Sandpipers were showing well (also the Little Ringed Plover)
I had never noticed that waders shut their eyes when the feed (although I suppose it makes sense)
Walking to the Middle Point was full great for butterflies:- Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Brown Argus and Ringlet.
After bemoaning the lack of Raptors all day, we were about to leave the Holden Tower, when lo and behold – A Peregrine, no wait… A hobby! Lifer! No decent photos though. Then a Buzzard!
A great day all in all.
Final Shot – Black Tailed Godwits in flight