Common Crane & Ruddy Shelduck at WWT

Saturday 14th September 2013
Common Crane
The wild 2nd-year Common Crane was showing really well this morning at the back of the Asia pen at WWT Slimbridge; much closer than my views on Thursday.
In front of it on the water was the unringed and fully-winged Ruddy Shelduck showing down to a few feet.
Female Ruddy Shelduck
A walk along the Holden/summer walkway earlier produced a Redstart, a Whinchat, a Wheatear, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers, at least 15 Chiffchaffs, c20 Meadow Pipits, a Sparrowhawk, and a Brent Goose out on the estuary.

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