Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Visit the Slimbridge WWT on Friday 4th. March

Finally managed a day in Slimbridge - been looking at the weather forcast for weeks. On the centre's website I saw that there was a bird I had never seen before - the lesser scaup - so this was my first target. On the website the location was supposed to be the Rushy but we found this bird in front of the Martin Smith Hide:

Both taken with 500mm lens and 1.4 converter, ISO1000 f8 @ 1/2500sec.

The other information I read on the website was that on the South Lake there was a pair of Great Crested Grebe nestbuilding. We watched them for most of the day and managed this shot of them head bobbing (but not 'dancing'):

and then a closer shot of the male (I think):

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