Slimbridge

Saturday 15th November 2008
On a mild and sunny morning (before a murky, increasingly damp afternoon), sightings from Slimbridge WWT with Andy included:

Roadside fields - four Ruffs with Curlews; it is always worth checking the south field on the way into the centre at this time of the year as there is usually something of interest here;

Holden Tower (over the high tide) - large numbers of Dunlin, Lapwings and Golden Plovers, a Peregrine, two Redwings, three Fieldfares, seven Bewick's Swans, 50+ White-fronted Geese, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Goldcrest; despite the 9.1m tide pushing most of the waders on to the Dumbles, they remained distant, favouring the flooded area adjacent to the south cross-fence -where the Peregrine was perched!;

Zeiss Hide - 63 Black-tailed Godwits, two Spotted Redshanks and a Sparrowhawk;

Canoe Safari - a Chiffchaff;

Car Park - three Lesser Redpolls over.

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