A Visit to Washington Wetlands Centre

On a recent dry day, I thought I would pop along to Washington Wetlands Centre to have a peek at the Avocets that currently nest there.

When the Avocets first started nesting in       Washington back in 2006 it was the most northerly UK hatching ever recorded.

At the time of writing there are 8 Avocets at Washington.

Having had a good walk around, I got to Wader Lake and got the attached image of one of the Avocets.

This was the first time I had ever seen one (despite living in Washington for 6.1/2 years lol)

There are many other waders that seem to enjoy the surroundings of the wader lake (such as Oystercatchers, redshank, lapwings) and a very substantial colony of Grey Herons that the centre is understandibly proud of.

The centre is just in the process of developing a Saline Lagoon which should be interesting in the coming months.

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