Enjoy the spectacle of wildlife at WWT Welney this half-term

A pochard landing at WWT Welney. Picture: DAVID FEATHERBE

A pochard landing at WWT Welney. Picture: DAVID FEATHERBE - Credit: Archant

This half term visit the WWT Welney Wetland Centre to enjoy watching thousands of migratory swans and ducks and to learn about the amazing journeys they make to winter in the UK.

Children at a floodlit swan feed at WWT Welney. Picture: SACHA DENCH

Children at a floodlit swan feed at WWT Welney. Picture: SACHA DENCH - Credit: Archant

Be captivated by the spectacular floodlit feed at 6.30pm, as hundreds of swans gather in front of the centrally heated observatory.

Learn about wetland habitats from the warden talk, why they are so important for our feathered visitors and for humans. Then watch as the warden feeds the swans that have come in to roost.

During a daytime visit, WWT Welney’s famous swan feeds take place at 12noon and 3.30pm daily. Look out for the charismatic ducks that join the swans at the feeds like the flashy, red and silver pochard and the smart, black and white tufted duck.

The visitor centre is fully equipped to make a fun day out in the Fens complete, admire the wetland landscape from the wigeon cafe as you enjoy warming winter treats and get some brilliant offers on bird care and eco-friendly products in the gift shop.

For further information, visit the website www.wwt.org.uk/welney or call the centre on 01353 860711.

For snippets of regular information follow WWT on twitter @WWTWelney, on Facebook or sign up to its monthly e-newsletter by visiting the website.

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