This image of my wellies sets the scene of the weather conditions!
The first area visited was the viewpoint at New Fancy, amazing views though unfortunately no Goshawks today but two Ravens were still a pleasing sight and sound.
It was evident were the Wild Boar had been foraging! What a mess they make of grassy areas. The grassed verges alongside roads, parkland and reserves in fact almost anywhere there was grass had been foraged by Wild Boars, to say it looked an eyesore is an understatement. A pity this has happened in such a beautiful area!
A short visit to WWT Slimbridge was made on the return journey home. The Bewick's Swans were a delight to see even though there was just a handful in the Rushy Pen at the time of our visit. The view from the Holden Tower is what I had been waiting to see and I was not disappointed! The sightings list for the morning had Lapwing 3200, Golden Plover 2060, Dunlin 100 and Curlew 97 from the Holden Tower and what a sight the Waders were when they took flight especially so the Golden Plovers! A pity the sun did not shine! Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Whitefronted Geese and Black-tailed Godwit were also seen in impressive numbers! It was a short visit to Slimbridge and a great one!