Monday, 7 November 2016
Slimbridge 2/11/16 - Pintails, Geese and Cattle Egrets
Once again an early start for Slimbridge and entry through the 'secret gate' at 08:15. Lovely sunny and bright but as always the wind blowing through the hides!
Still not too many ducks have arrived and no sign of the Bewick's. However from the Holden Tower we saw Barnacle and White fronted Geese, Little Stint, Black tailed Godwits and good numbers of Wigeon. In total we saw 59 birds for the day not forgetting the 6 Cattle Egrets in a field in the village of Slimbridge. All in all a good day, other highlights being Pintail, Redshank, Golden Plover, Lapwings, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Shoveler, Little Egret, Cranes, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Fieldfare.
Looking forward to a return visit in a few weeks time.
Canada Geese looking down on Barnacle
Taking a bath
Great to see the Egrets with the cows
Awesome to see 6 in one field here in the UK