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28th April 2017 -Severn Estuary and then Eastville Park

Reports of a Short-eared Owl took me to Aust on the Severn Estuary. No luck with the SEO but sight of a female Marsh Harrier as I arrived and then close-ups of a pair of Kestrels. A Reed Bunting then took the same perch once the Kestrels vacated it.

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I then went back to New Passage. 8 Shelduck on the estuary and on the Warth, 2 Canada Geese and a Pied or possibly White Wagtail. No Little Ringed Plovers on the flash but then I spotted 2 at the back of the wetlands. There were also broods of ducklings and 2 Coots with chicks.

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2 Little Egret flew in and 4 Lapwing displayed around them.

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On returning home I then had a quick walk around Eastville Park. It’s so sad to see the resident Grey Heron struggling with some sort of netting around its bill. Hopefully help will come tomorrow. Good to see a Grey Wagtail too but no sign of Kingfishers for ages.

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