Slimbridge Wetland Centre, England

Yesterday,  my wife and myself visited Slimbridge, a wetlands wildlife reserve on the Severn estuary in SW England. This site has a history dating back to 1946 when naturalist, Sir Peter Scott had the idea to implement the concept of a wetlands reserve.The site now comprises 800 hectares (2000 acres) of pasture, reed bed, lagoon and salt marsh. Many water birds live there all year round whilst others are seasonal visitors.  

The site is now home to over 100 different sorts of wetland birds which include Flamingos, Cranes, Swans, Geese and Ducks.There are also Otters and Harvest Mice.

This extensive site is focused on conservation whilst allowing visitors to connect with the wildlife in context of the watery envoronment.

Our visit lasted about 2 hours and proved good value. Hopefully, readers will obtain an appreciation for the site through the images below. Regrettably, at time of writing I have not had opportunity to identify all the birds featured.


Harvest Mice


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Viewing platform

Pond scene

Connecting with friendly Gull

To be identified

Example of wetlands environment

Example of local environment.


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