Here are a few pics I took at WWT Slimbridge this week. The first is of one of the real wild birds that visit here in large numbers - a black tailed godwit. This was taken, as were all the pictures here, using my D1H with a Nikon 80-400 VR NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/640s    Some of the truly wild birds are a bit more tame like this Blue Tit and you can get quite close. NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/60s    We also have a lot of feral geese like these Barnacle Geese arriving at opening time to panhandle for handouts off the visitors all day. NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/750s    There are of course Canada Geese. NIKON D1H    ---    310mm    f/8.0    1/350s    and greylag geese NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/500s    As well as 800acres of internationally protected wetland reserve WWT Slimbridge has an 80 acre collection area containing waterfowl (and flamingos) from all over the world. We have for instance Black Swans NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/500s    and Coscoroba Swans NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/750s    I'm just off to Slimbridge now to see a rarity (Baird's Sandpiper) which turned up a few hours ago before the place is overrun by twitchers.