Sunday 29 January 2012

Slimbridge selection

I visited Slimbridge WWT yesterday and was lucky with the superb light.  Below are a few highlights of a stunning day.  The shots below are from both the wild side and the captive side, eg the Smew and the Flamingos rae obviously captive.  I deliberated for a while on whether to post the shots here, but I liked them.

Bewick's Swans coming into roost late in the afternoon.  Only 150 or so of the normal 300+ have reappeared this year.

Grey Heron feeding in one of the many pools.

Female Common Pochard

Drake Pochard

Drake Smew (captive)

Woodpigeons pairing up for the breeding season.

Flamingos going through their rituals. 

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