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.




FP5A3900Black-tailed godwits

FP5A3823Black-tailed godwits

FP5A3924Little grebe

FP5A4034Little egret

FP5A38462 greenshank behind the black-headed gulls


FP5A4009Curlew, black-tailed godwits, redshank and dunlin

FP5A4026Black-tailed godwit and oystercatcher





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.


FP5A4101Oystercatchers fly over a curlew


FP5A4127Little egret


Gallery of photos from today:

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