I was watching some of the Avocets that have successfully raised young at Slimbridge this year. I remarked to one of my friends John (Who is always there) that Avocets don't seem to like Shell ducks as they are always squabbling. He replied Avocets don't like anything even other Avocets! I could soon see what he meant!!
This is a great time of the year for migrant Sandpipers. Here are some shots of the ones most likely to be seen. There are some rarer species found occasionally in Gloucestershire but getting to know these is a great start with identification.