A WELLY boot decoration at the entrance of a playground has been chosen as home for a family of birds at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Grounds manager Nathan Dixon spotted the pair of Blue Tits flying to and from a gate post leading to the playground Welly Boot Land.

To his surprise he noticed the pair were flying into one of the boots to feed chicks in the toe.

Nathan, said: “Welly Boot Land gets the vote with all our family visitors and now these feathered ones too.

“I watched them for a while on a busy day and they seemed oblivious to the noise from the play area.

“They are high up and their nest is obviously waterproof so on reflection it is a fairly good nesting spot.

“It is a nice reminder of how wildlife will adapt and use different environments.”