A Very Birdy Weekend…

Duck_ChestThe sun came out for the first time in (what seemed like) months on Saturday so in true Lucky style we made the most of the opportunity and headed out on an adventure taking our prototype Puffin Pal puppet with us.

First stop on Saturday was the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust reserve at Slimbridge – Mandarin_Duck what an amazing place, with a brilliant balance of wild and captive birds.

The highlight had to be the massive flocks of lapwings which produced some stunning aerial displays that would challenge any starling murmuration as a spectacle.

We captured a little video of them to share with you here:

Puffin Pal also met flamingos, avocets, cranes and mandarin ducks…a wonderful day.

Sunday was also a treat for us as we were lucky enAvocetough to be invited to attend the annual reunion of the Friends of Skokholm and Skomer, a fabulous group of people dedicated to supporting and protecting the islands on which the Island Friends books are based.

Gull_In_A_RowThe Friends of Skokholm and Skomer had invited us to speak about our books and their development and it was lovely to receive so many kind words of support from them all.  You can find out more about the Friends here.

It was also great to catch up with old friends from the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales – we’re looking forward to working with them this year to develop educational materials and support the Islands…including the possibility of a book launch in the Spring…watch this space….