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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 21 July 2013

London Wetland Centre

The artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott always wanted to set up a wildfowl centre in London. Although he didn't live to see this one open in 2000 he had founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in 1946 which was responsible for the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.



The area covers 105 acres and includes a lake, pools, lagoons, reed beds and meadows providing a haven for migrating birds and home to ducks, wading birds, geese and swans.





This was a new one for me - a white headed duck with a blue bill.

















 The Wetland Centre is just a short walk from the Thames Path. To read more of my walk along the path click here



















10 comments:

  1. I like the sculpture on the tiny island.

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  2. A little bit of peace and tranquility in the middle of one of the busiest citys in the world

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  3. Oh, nice walk! Very nice pictures, it looks tranquil. :-)

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  4. That duck's head is surreal.

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  5. Looks like a great place to birdwatch.

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  6. The black swans are a rather a long way away from home!

    The yellow chain was part of a fence that was being buried by wind blown red dust.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Lovely - a wetland garden is such a treat for wildlife and for us. I too. like the "stranded" sculpture!

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  8. Oh, how lovely. I like wetlands and fowl centres.

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  9. This is fantastic. It is great to see new places to visit around London. Cheers!

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  10. It looks like a haven in a city.

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