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Barnacle Geese at the Lauwersmeer

It was cold, bitterly cold.  The Dutch birdwatchers apologised for the cold – it wasn’t usually like this in November.  The gas stove in the camper froze overnight and I had to wait for the sun to warm things up, just to get a cup of coffee.

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Day Trip | Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is part of The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) of which there are nine centres across the UK. We visited the Slimbridge centre at the weekend as Grandma wanted to see how it had changed; she’d been there 30 years before. 468 more words


Bird's Eye View of a Wildfowl State - The missing part of the story

For as we wandered round the lake, even though it was a bitterly cold fall afternoon and the sun had barely half an hour left in the sky, the Oakwood park lakes were busy with fowl activity.  483 more words

Bird's Eye View of a Wildfowl State - In the lakes

We entered the gate to one of those amazing American parks, where the amenities are all pristine, the car parks and roads perfectly tarmacced and the verges cut to a standard short clip length.  353 more words


Picture this: The Tarka Trail...

Named after the otter in Henry Williamson’s book, and originally conceived as the Taw and Torridge Country Park, the stretch of disused railway tracks and surrounding land between Barnstaple and Bideford was bought from British Rail in 1987, and the 180 mile footpath and cycle network that exists today was finally extended – to Braunton in one direction, and Meeth in the other – in 1992, when it was officially opened by HRH Prince of Wales. 283 more words


Clifford Hill Bufflehead goes west

Turning up and performing well in front of the hide at the southern end of Daventry Country Park yesterday, ‘Buffy’ was finally stripped of her celebrity status as she revealed more of that tell-tale ring detail. 288 more words