Trip reports

Visit to WWT Slimbridge

Visit to WWT Slimbridge
Water rail from Willow hide [Photo: Kevin Groocock]

Sunday, 25 January 2015

It was my first 'birding' visit to this excellent reserve, previous visits were more concentrated on the 'captive' area, when my daughter was still in her pushchair! I was well impressed with the 'wild' areas, amassing sixty-four bird species with circa twenty year ticks!

I last ticked common crane back in 2012, so I was keen to touch base with this fantastic bird. I was not to be disappointed, with seven magnificent cranes on the Tack piece! Their bugle-like calls are so atmospheric and raised the spirits on a darkening day.

Kevin Groocock