I am currently wrapped up in layers and blankets, along with a hot water bottle and an extra heater, in a bid to thaw out from Sundays very chilly trip to the WWT Festival of Birds in Slimbridge. Ok so that might be an slight over exaggeration, but believe me when I say it was very cold. Despite the temperature being in minus figures it didn’t stop the hundreds of people that turned up for the festival that day and I certainly wasn’t going to let it stop me either.
I was totally impressed by the fantastic array of speakers that Slimbridge played host to. My particular favourite had to be Mike Dilger (best known as the Wildlife Presenter on The One Show). His talk was brilliantly animated, he told us of his journey into wildlife, conservation and finally presenting in such an educational way, I really could have listened to his tales all day.
Of course the main reason I was there was to see encounter the wetlands and the wildlife that need them. I was so overwhelmed by the beautiful landscapes and birds there were so many different species to read, identify and watch. We had a brilliant day and I would urge you all to go next year, for now here are some of my images from the day.