A few grateful recipients of the bird seed purchased from the Visitor centre.
Little and Large. :-)
Moorhens aplenty around the reserve.
The Bewick's Swan is one of I believe 6 Bewick's that are now resident and as such part of the Collection now, due I believe to their inability to return to their breeding grounds.
I was just a little surprised when our Grandson asked what the different Swan was called, though I shouldn't have been too surprised as he has for a long time now had a great interest in nature and is always asking questions. As he had been seeing Mute Swans regularly at a local pool we frequent he knew the Bewick's were different. His observation skills are good.
Nene Geese, Greylag Geese and Jackdaws were seen numerous times throughout the day. I felt that there didn't seem as many 'Captive' species seen as we walked around, though maybe they were in hiding with so much vegetation to secret themselves away in.
An interesting talk about salamanders, exotic frogs and newts was given in Toad Hall and afterwards children and adults were invited to hold a Salamander and Natterjack Toad. It would have been rude to refuse the invitation! Great fun!
We found Damselfly Larvae, Water snails, Sticklebacks and Water Boatmen!
A good variety of homes for insects.
Views from the Sloane Severn View Observation tower.
A great couple of days was enjoyed at WWT Slimbridge seeing captive and wild birds, having fun in Welly boot land and the play area, seeing the Otters and learning about them. So many highlights, roll on the next visit!