Thank you WWT

Thank you to the staff, visitors, volunteers and wildlife of the WWT London Wetland Centre for giving me a good day yesterday.

An audience of 45-50 folk heard me talk about nature conservation issues from reintroductions to raptor persecution, and from protected areas to farmland birds.  The talk seemed to go well and there was some Twitter chatter about it from the likes of @ianpeirce777, @petemrcooper, @Klavins_photo and @Ldnperegrines.

The Wetland Centre sold out of Fighting for Birds yesterday but they have more  copies on order.

The captive short-clawed otters were putting on a show to delight visitors but the star wildlife sighting for me was a water vole – a species I haven’t seen for years.   And the sun was shining.