Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – Barnes
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After a particularly encouraging service at All Saints we decided to take advantage of the fine weather and visit Barnes.
We’ve been members of Wildlife and Wetland Trust for years, but seldom visit. Today we flashed our tickets at the desk and saved £25.
Once inside we looked at various impressive Lego exhibits, and caught up with the Asian Short Toed Otters at feeding time.
I really enjoyed watching the Hawkers that clattered in and out of the tall grass with a remarkable disregard for iPads and photographers at close range.
The Reservoir Lagoon looked splendid with numerous properties creating an incongruous backdrop as I scanned the reeds for birds.
There’s plenty to engage kids, and fascinate adults with an afternoon to spare.
I was thrilled to see this Sparrowhawk at relatively close range, and then surprised to see it mobbed by angry Black Headed Gulls.
There’s plenty of boisterous Ring Neck Parakeets in central London, and I took the chance to photograph them.
I’ll try not to leave it too long before I go back.