And it was back in 1972 that the Chronicle first reported: "The new Washington wildfowl
park will be in a place already well-known to birdwatchers.
For more details of what's going on at a Wildfowl
and Wetlands Trust centre near you, visit wwt.org.uk
| For more details of what's going on at a Wildfowl
and Wetlands Trust centre near you, such as WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, near Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 0TA, visit wwt.org.uk
The lake is known locally for its wildfowl
, and wintering populations can reach impressive numbers.
Situated on the Solway Firth, Caerlaverock is the overwintering home for a huge range of wildfowl
and wetland birds, including the entire population of Svalbard barnacle geese and hundreds of whooper swans, who will have made the journey all the way from Iceland.
And with a weight just under seven pounds, you'll be glad the Wildfowl
has a squishy 3 / 4-inch recoil pad.
PwC's senior office partner in Newcastle, Bill MacLeod, who volunteered at the Washington Wildfowl
and Wetlands Trust said: "As a firm we talk about how important it is to do the right thing in the community and One Firm One Day allows us to do this.
Winter also marks the time when the males of these and other wildfowl
moult to reveal the bright colourful plumage they will use to attract mates in the breeding season.
Elaine and Chris Fairfax, who run a pet insurance firm, donated PS12,000 to the Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital so it could build a wildfowl
Seabirds are present at this time of year in large numbers at RSPB South Stack, while waders and wildfowl
are common in estuaries, such as RSPB Malltraeth.
Staff and volunteers at the nature reserve will be welcoming people to join them for a guided walk to see the reserve's winter wildfowl
come in to roost.
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