Saturday, 2 January 2016


We visited Slimbridge which is s a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust near Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. We stayed most of the day, including eating a lovely lunch in their cafe!  We didn't see everything and will definitely return for a second visit!  

 You can buy bird food, which we did and enjoyed feeding the swans. G and P even hand feed them (I am terrified of swans)
 We enjoyed a chance to meet some non-native amphibians. There were numerous talks  through out the day - we enjoyed this one and the otter talk very much! 
 Slimbridge has numerous nene (also known as Hawaiian geese), the rarest goose in the world.
 There are many (who knew there could be so quite so many varied) types of aquatic fowl!  I thought this black and white one was really pretty!  
We also saw enjoyed the  wild bird feed from the  comfort of the heated observatory, although sadly because it has been so mild we only saw a few Bewick’s swans!

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