|One of many Bewick Swans wintering at Slimbridge|
|A closer view of the large flock of White-fronted Geese|
|Smart looking drake Pintail|
|Crane at Slimbridge|
The bitter sweet moment of the day occurred while visiting the In-Focus Optics shop, late in the afternoon! One of those occasions were you walk in, only to be told "You should have been here a few seconds earlier". This time a Glossy Ibis (reported Friday) had just flown over the reserve! However, we were duly rewarded by the sight of two Little Stint feeding with Dunlin out on the 'Rushy', right in front of the window, birds we'd been scanning for most of our stay! No further sign of the Glossy Ibis, despite a good search of the surrounding fields on the roads out of the reserve but despite dipping on this, another enjoyable visit.