Marwell Zoo 2022 (Aug)
My nearest view and since all the cats were asleep I thought I'd seek out some animals I've not focused that much on before. Pleased with the results of this one.
Paignton Zoo 2022
First visit since 2015 and still a great place. Always forget how hilly it is and on a humid day it was a real slog doing a few laps. More reptiles than usual here as most of the larger animals were asleep in the warm conditions.
First time in many years no thanks to COVID 19. Managed to visit Friday for work and then Sunday for the main event.
Mach Loop 2022
Second visit to the 'loop, this time for two days. I got incredibly lucky as the area was booked by the USAF for some low level flying. The images speak for themselves.
Paradise Wildlife Park 2022
First visit here in many years thanks to COVID19 and I can't believe how much it has changed. The new Lion enclosure is much improved and the tigers now have a huge fish filled pool to swim in. Sadly the hot weather didn't contribute to much action but the bird show was decent
Must be several decades since I saw a wild red squirrel so this was a rare pleasure. It took a couple of attempts, the latter without any dogs in tow before we caught a glimpse of these guys, but once settled they were really tame and not afraid to come up close in the hunt for food
Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Unexpected visit here due to diving off the M6 to avoid some traffic, but what a treat! A great few hours killed enjoying all the weird and wonderful wildlife