Slimbridge is owned and managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the creation of Sir Peter Scott. Sir Peter, the son of 'Scott of the Antarctic', was a visionary naturalist and conservationist who devoted his whole life to the cause. Slimbridge in winter stand testimony to that cause.
It is a wonderful place, full of waders, raptors, wild geese and swans, raptors and wildfowl - such as this Pintail, captured in all its glory with a Pochard (itself quite beautiful) in the foreground. I commend Slimbridge to anyone with an interest in nature - armed with a pair of binoculars I defy anyone not to love it.