Archive for the tag 'Slimbridge'

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Carl Sagan

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2024

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2023

On our recent visit to Slimbridge we failed to find the advertised Pelicans but were happy to see all six species of Flamingo (not all captured on camera) residing in their separate watery locations.

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2023

The Nene goose, native of Hawaii was on the brink of extinction with only 30 birds left when their plight came to the attention of Peter Scott.

Our story starts back in the 1950s on Hawaii, with a little goose that was on the verge of extinction. Many years ago, living on a Hawaiian island didn’t [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 7th 2023

Sir Peter Scott was the son of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott who, in his dying letter, urged Peter’s mother to “make the boy interested in natural history”.
Peter particularly loved the wild open marshes of Britain and the mysterious geese that visited from unknown shores. He learned to protect first the birds, and then their wetland [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 6th 2023

After a good night’s sleep, it was time to find out what was on offer for breakfast. Cold buffet options were on display but hot food was cooked to order. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my favourite breakfast options; tomatoes on toast, mushrooms on toast, egg on toast were listed as options on [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Aug 25th 2023

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 21st 2023