Barnes Wetland Centre Reviews
Feb 09, 2008
The entry fee is about £10 per adult and although there is only one main thing to do (bird spotting) you can easily spend a whole afternoon there or even longer.
One side houses the centre's captive birds, the other is completely wild. I have only seen the captive side so far but it was definitely worth the visit just for that - although I am sure that the wild half is just as interesting. Apart from various birds that you would commonly expect to see in Britain (e.g. ducks, swans, etc) there are also a few that originally come from various different regions.
If you come to see the Wetland Centre at Barnes be sure to bring a good camera - I started having 'lens envy' pretty soon because there were so many photographers with very good, powerful telephoto lenses. And you'll need them, too, especially in the wild part.
Apart from the obvious bird spotting, the centre also has a cafe and a shop (very important if, like me, you take so many photos even your spare batteries get used up).
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