This blog post I just stumbled upon really summarises the fantastic swan & bird experience you can have at WWT Welney Reserve this time of year.
On the way home from my weekend in Norfolk (Did I mention I’d been to Norfolk??), I decided to pop into the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Welney, situated on the Ouse Washes. The Washes are the largest area of frequently flooded grazing marsh in Britain and are internationally important for wildfowl.
The purpose of my visit was two-fold: to provide me with a mid-morning tea stop and toilet break and, hopefully, enable me to tick off two new bird species for my 2014 bird list –Whooper and Bewick’s Swans. Tea, toilet and swans… Is that three-fold? Never mind.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity, founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott – a celebrated ornithologist, artist, one-time Olympic medallist and only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Scott. He also designed the original panda logo for the World Wildlife Fund. Quite a talented…
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