Wet Sunday - Turned Out Nice Again

Sunday 26th July 2015
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
A wet afternoon at WWT Slimbridge ended in a spot of sunshine as I was leaving, when I spotted a juvenile Mediterranean Gull loafing on the roof of the centre café with Black-headed Gulls.
The sun's out!
The Wood Sandpiper was still on the Tack piece and a juvenile Garganey from Martin Smith hide.
Wood Sandpiper - not quite as elusive today
Lego Spoon-billed Sandpiprt, WWT - these Lego sculptures are brilliant
Yesterday afternoon, Linda and I went to Hampton Court Castle and Gardens in Herefordshire for the afternoon. These are fantastic gardens and they looked beautiful on a gloriously sunny day - a different day to Friday and today. I noted six juvenile Siskins around the car park and gardens. Four came down to drink from one of the water features. A Little Grebe was on the lake and a Swift was feeding in the air with several Swallows.
Juvenile Siskin, Hampton Court Gardens


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