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The beauty of Slimbridge

We’d been to Slimbridge about four years ago and I was struck by the beauty and sheer wilderness of this place. Then I had difficulty telling one kind of bird species from another; this time around I managed just a bit better. Although truth be told we felt a little out of it with our really useless binoculars compared to other people who’d come armed with enough tripods, cameras and state-of-the art binoculars to launch several space-ships.

Anyway I digress. It is the peacefulness of the place (if you shut everyone else out), the dramatic winter colours and textures, the variety of birds that, despite the cold, keep us coming back.

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More and more birds…

Spent the OH’s birthday at the beautiful Wetland and Wildfowl place in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. There were birds in their thousands and I have hopefully added to my identification list: lapwings, pintail ducks, shelducks and a harrier (very late and we were trying to pack as much in as we could for the final five minutes before we got chucked out at closing time.) A place to take your breath away. Colours outstanding against the cold winter sky. It was very cold. I keep saying I’ll upload photos and I will, it’s just one of those things…

The birds certainly like our seed feeder – hardly any seeds left and it has only been up less than a week.

13 February 2012 – These photos are about two weeks old but I’ve now got time to upload a few of the best taken from this wonderful place…

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