Monday, 6 February 2012

Slimbridge Festival of Birds

THIS weekend we trooped off to Slimbridge WWT to enjoy their Festival of Birds.  There were a number of events and stalls (selling some very enticing books and art), but of course we were there to see the wild and captive birds.

There is quite a blurred line between the wild and captive birds, and it is often hard to know which is which. This is especially the case as the wheat that we fed them (stashed in our pockets in brown paper bags) enticed the ducks, geese, swans, gulls, wood pigeons etc. to approach us - many have become rather tame.

There are a large number of mute swans, as well as the winter migrating whooper and bewick swans, at this site.  The mutes come to hand quite readily.  It is only when you really look at them that you realise just quite amazing they are.

Here are few of my snatched images from the end of the day:

More images of other birds coming soon...

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