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23rd August 2017 – Severn Estuary

I saw a rich variety of waders at New Passage this morning aided by Mr “Severnside” Paul Bowerman.

There were flocks of dunlin, redshanks, black-tailed godwits, turnstones and a 3 greenshank. Paul also pointed out yellow wagtails (but I was not up to getting a photo). I also saw a curlew, 3 little egrets and 6 oystercatchers. On the Pilning Wetlands I also saw a flock of 12 goldfinch, lots of swallows, 2 little grebes, big flocks of starlings, a grey heron and at least a dozen lapwing.

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FP5A3756Dunlin

FP5A3811Turnstone

FP5A3900Black-tailed godwits

FP5A3823Black-tailed godwits

FP5A3924Little grebe

FP5A4034Little egret

FP5A38462 greenshank behind the black-headed gulls

FP5A4010Curlew

FP5A4009Curlew, black-tailed godwits, redshank and dunlin

FP5A4026Black-tailed godwit and oystercatcher

FP5A3881Goldfinches

FP5A3958Lapwings

FP5A3867Swallow

FP5A3861Starlings

FP5A3967Grey heron

In the evening we walked from Shepperdine to Oldbury and then had supper in the Anchor. On the estuary we saw 4 curlew, 2 flyover oystercatchers and a little egret.

FP5A4094Curlew

FP5A4101Oystercatchers fly over a curlew

FP5A4106Oystercatchers

FP5A4127Little egret

 

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