One of the (many) things I love about working at Swarovski Optik is that we have the opportunity to support various conservation initiatives around the world. And as a perk of the job, I sometimes to get visit some of these great projects.
Last year offered the opportunity to visit the Kazakhstani Birdlife Partner ACBK's Sociable Lapwing project. Here are some of my posts about our birding trip to Kazakhstan, and one from Corey of 10000birds who was also there.
Last week I spent some time visiting some of our dealers in the London area, and got to stop off at the WWT's London Wetland Centre for a guided tour of the grounds. It was absolutely wonderful to find such a gem of a reserve in a city. Snipes feeding, Widgeon, Teal, kazillions of Moorhens... and a good few bitterns (who did not want to show).
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Swarovski Optik has recently become a partner/supporter/sponsor of the site and it was really cool to see the work they are doing there for myself.