|Crane with greylag geese in the foreground|
|blacktailed godwit (summer)|
|blacktailed godwit (winter)|
Woodpigeons are everywhere and very tame
There's a rookery there as well a member of the crow family a rook is not a bird you see every day. It's bare patch at the base of the bill its best ID feature
There's a lot of captive birds also at the reserve although they're nice to see they're not truly wild. The Bewick swan vists Slimbridge from Northern Europe they arrive usually around October and stay for the winter before they return up north to breed. They have some captive residents around the lagoons as well here's one of three individuals that I saw.
An enjoyable day at the reserve but I still need to get better at my Wader ID, back to the class room me thinks.