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Monday, 26 January 2015

Slimbridge WWT - 25th January 2015

Bewicks Swan

An excellent day was spent at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in the company of members of the RSPB Coventry & Warwickshire group. It was my first "birding" visit to this excellent reserve, previous visits were more concentrated on the "captive" area, when Abigail was still in her pushchair! I was well impressed with the "wild" areas, amassing sixty four bird species with c twenty year ticks!

Bewicks Swan Portraits

Couldn't resist these Scaup, but unable to tick!

Todays Sightings:

Mute Swan; Bewicks Swan; White Fronted Goose; Grey Lag Goose; Canada Goose; Barnacle Goose; Shelduck; Mallard; Gadwall; Pintail; Shoveler; Wigeon; Teal; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Little Egret; Grey Heron; Marsh Harrier; Buzzard; Sparrowhawk; Peregrine; Water Rail; Moorhen; Coot; Crane; Oystercatcher; Golden Plover; Lapwing; Dunlin; Little Stint; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Ruff; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; LBB Gull; GBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Robin; Song Thrush; Fieldfare; Blackbird; Wren; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Jackdaw; Rook; Raven; Carrion Crow; Starling; House Sparrow; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Reed Bunting.

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