Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge – May 2014

Even though Slimbridge Wetland Trust is only an hour away from me, I hadn’t visited it since a school trip when I was about 7! Luckily, it was a lovely sunny day when I visited again in May.

After a walk around World Wetlands, lunch was in Hawaiian Goose or Neneorder so I headed over to Riverlife and the picnic benches. A pair of Nene Geese came over to say hello, so I opened the bird food that I had bought on the way in, which they happily ate from my hand. They left for a while and then came back with their young to get their lunch. The young were so gentle when pecking the food from my hand, not like their parents who were a little harsh in comparison!

A walk up to the Kingfisher hide was next on the agenda. The hide was full of people, there were Kingfishers flying up stream and coming back to their nest with food. Again my lack of a long enough lens was a bit of a problem, they were just a little too far away!

I didn’t quite make it all the way around the site – there is just so much to see so I am looking forward to another visit later in the year! 🙂