Today’s birdwatching trip (the last of the series) was to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust place at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. At last a place where there is at least as much to feast the eyes as the ears. All kudos to Slimbridge as a leading light in conservation but if I had to choose, I think I would opt for the experiences of the past couple of days over this one. Slimbridge is really a zoo, albeit a very well managed, smartly presented and caring one, with most of the birds (humanely) pinioned so that they have no choice but to put in an appearance. It was a good part of the overall experience though.
Incidentally, thumbs up too for Fromebridge Mill where we had dinner tonight. A pleasant setting, a good standard of pub grub topped off with a brilliant value pudding platter – almost three complete puddings for less than the price of two. Good job we walked a long way back and forwards round Slimbridge earlier!