Nature Quest: Wildlife spectacles – Watching winter wildfowl

Thousands upon thousands of ducks, waders, geese and swans festoon the pools and flooded fields in front of me as they peacefully feed, bathe, preen and rest. The air is filled with sound: the high-pitched ‘peeps’ of teal, the funny ‘whee-ow’ of the wigeon , the harsh calls of geese, and the gentle bugling calls … More Nature Quest: Wildlife spectacles – Watching winter wildfowl

Slimbridge in June

Last weekend I managed to make a trip to one of my favourite birding places – WWT Slimbridge. This is one of the first reserves I started visiting when I moved to Bristol and it’s still somewhere I regularly go back to. Slimbridge is run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), and is a … More Slimbridge in June