Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Slimbridge wildfowl sanctuary

Clare, Beryl and your humble author visited Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust today to see the birds. There were plenty of them, many of whom had mastered the art of begging for food with appalling cuteness. I asked Clare which was her favourite bird: she replied, "The otter."

Beryl Seel shares her spare coronation chicken sandwich

It's almost certainly illegal to feed Slimbridge denizens bread sandwiches - even the soi-disant hi-quality ones served in the restaurant. But Coronation Chicken ... it's like eating your cousin, isn't it?

Flamingos: noisy, honking and pink

What's so cute, Beryl and Clare?

Yep, the famous otter 'birds'

The next fun day-trip for my mother and my wife will be to the Oldbury Nuclear Power Plant where we plan to enquire about contingency plans for a tsunami barrelling up the Severn.