Wild Daffodils and Birds

Sunday 9th March 2008

A very pleasant day, mostly sunshine with the odd shower, even a brief hail shower this morning. Linda and I did one of our favourite walks at this time of year around Kempley to take in the wild daffodils. The daffodils are abundant in this area, and an impressive sight. The photo above was taken at Gwen and Vera's Fields Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve near Oxenhall. Birds on the walk included five Buzzards making the most of the thermals and 25 Meadow Pipits and a singing Mistle Thrush at Murrell's End. See more photos from the walk here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Paulbirder/Daffodils

This afternoon, at Slimbidge WWT, the Brent Goose (above, up-ending in the Knott Pool) was still present, and on South Lake there were seven Ruffs, two Black-tailed Godwits, three Oystercatchers and three Redshanks. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was along the Holden walkway.

Below: A Coot landing on the sailing lake at Frampton.


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