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.
2 greenshank behind the black-headed gulls
Curlew, black-tailed godwits, redshank and dunlin
Black-tailed godwit and oystercatcher
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.
Oystercatchers fly over a curlew
Gallery of photos from today: