We don't usually travel this far to see a bird but as Slimbridge was not too far away and we have not been for quite a while we decided to head down South for the day.
The Blue Rock Thrush soon popped into sight after we arrived meaning we only had to wait around 5 minutes after grabbing a few shots and as it had flown off it was off to Slimbridge.
From the Kingfisher hide we saw White Fronted Geese which was a nice year tick but nothing else really that was new. From the Zeiss hide we saw a very showy Water Rail allowing me to grab a few shots.
Around the main body of the collection we saw a pair of Coots having areal scrap.
Soon after we bumped into some local birders (local to use that is) strange where you might bumped into some fellow Staffs birders.
After a nice lunch in the cafe we did a few more hides adding to our collection Bewick Swan, Little Stint and Crane.