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23rd August 2016 – New Passage

I was really pleased to meet 3 birders at New Passage this morning whose websites and twitter feeds I have been following regularly and which have been quite inspirational to me:

Paul Bannerman @severnsidebirds http://www.severnsidebirds.co.uk/ 

Martyn Hayes @southglosbirds , http://www.thebirdsofsouthgloucestershire.co.uk/

Lisegirl @Lisegirl1

They were all so friendly, helpful and encouraging.

Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Yellow Wagtail (no good photo) the best for me.

Apologies for so many photos of the same Northern Wheatear – just enjoying playing with new lens.

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18th August 2016 Aust Wharf

Just a short walk out to the coast at Aust Wharf before it was too boggy.

Juvenile Curlew or Whimbrel flying over and then 2 Grey Heron which we disturbed. In the distance on the shoreline we could see Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Curlew and a Little Egret which flew off to the new Severn crossing. On the way back we got quite good views of a Meadow Pipit.

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