24th November 2019 – Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

Martin Tayler's bird blog & nature photos

Yet another dull and dreary day so we settled on the safe bet of Slimbridge Wetlands Centre in Gloucestershire where there’s always a chance of seeing something and where we knew we could keep fairly dry by visiting the numerous hides. We also wanted to see what the newly opened Estuary Tower hide was like.

DSC02258Golden plovers and lapwings (I think) were the first flocks we saw

In the end it only rained on a journey there. However, the weather was so  miserably dull that we didn’t spend long at the centre and headed home pleased that we had had some fresh air and had stretched our legs a little. We did visit the Estuary Tower hide which was most impressive with excellent access and very good views across the estuary (that is if it’s clear enough to see anything).

DSC02454DSC02413Despite the excellence of the  Estuary Tower hide we weren’t…

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