I set off extra early for my rehearsal in Gloucester today and took a detour on my way there to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge [wwt.org.uk]. For a while I wondered why I was bothering as it got colder, murkier and wetter the further west I drove. However, by the time I reached Slimbridge the sky had cleared and the sun was shining. The birds were certainly enjoying the warm weather and I found a lot of them sunning themselves. As I walked around I encountered lots of birds who were very pleased to relieve me of the bird seed I??d bought in the visitors?? centre. The Cackling Canada Geese were particularly sweet and were very happy to eat gently from my hands, although several times I had to fend off a bullying gang of Greylag Geese who seemed to think they should have first call on any food that was on offer!
May 25, 2017