Sunday, 21 February 2016

Northants Bird Club car trip


Six members of the Northants Bird Club ventured south to Gloucestershire today, our first venue being a roadside flood pond on the outskirts of Gloucester. Here we eventually enjoyed prolonged views of two Penduline Tits which appear to be wintering at this site. Tiny birds, they were often difficult to see as they fed amongst the reed mace.

Low cloud and very grey conditions over the Forest of Dean called for Plan B, so we spent the remainder of the day at the splendid Wildfowl and Wetlands reserve at Slimbridge. Here there is an opportunity of watching wild birds in suitable habitat, plenty of captive wildfowl and similar and a number of Common Cranes feeding in the fields as part of the reintroduction scheme. With a mix of small birds, some raptors and a good number of waders too, we always had something to admire...

A few images from the day today, hopefully some more to follow during the next few days...


Neil M

Leucistic Woodpigeon


Bewick's Swan
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