|Golden plover David Hall|
Monday, 11 February 2019
Bath nats Birdwatching at Slimbridge WWT.6th February 2019
The Ziess Hide overlooks a small reed-bed, a large lake, and the seawall beyond. Using a telescope from here we could see, a pair of Peregrine Falcons perching well out towards the
estuary and several Common Snipe on an island near by. A Water Rail walked out from the
reed-bed close to the hide. From the Kingfisher Hide, and new for the day, there were several Ruff along with Dunlin and Redshank. Over the course of the day we had made several attempts to see an elusive Jack Snipe from the Martin Smith Hide without success. So after a short look from the South Lake Hide, most of us headed back to the Martin Smith Hide for one last look; and there it was, hunkered down in short reeds, the elusive Jack Snipe! One of our 65 wild bird species seen on the day.
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