Monday, 10 March 2014

First Trip to Slimbridge of 2014!



 Date spotted: 10th March - All Day

Location: Marshfield (Shire Valley) + Slimbridge (Gloucester)

Observation: We planned a day at Slimbridge today, but decided to stop in and get some better picture and another view of the Red-Flanked Bluetail at Shire Valley, we were there from 11-11.50am, and it wasn't seen, upon talking to other birders who had been there all morning, they had all been and seen it before but it hadn't been seen at all today, so hopefully its finding its way home! Sow e moved onto Slimbridge, this must be the emptiest we've seen it of birds, in-between seasons I suppose, highlight today was the Kingfisher, but typical was hiding right behind a bramble, so no decent pictures! Quite a few more birds on the feeders around the reserve which is a bonus! Only a small amount of Bewick Swan's left on the reserve!
Weather: Broken Cloud, Sunny + Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Goldfinch, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Black-Headed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Kestrel, Long-Tailed Tit, Mute Swan, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Bewick Swan, Teal, Shelduck, Shoveler, Black-Tailed Godwit