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1st September 2017 – Severn Estuary

It was a beautiful morning and I was hoping to catch the tide before it was too low but I had misjudged it and arrived too late to see the waders on the estuary. I walked towards the wetlands hoping to see the waders there and perhaps some yellow wagtails, wheatears or whinchats but all I saw was a swallow and some distant (very brownish) starlings.

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However, I did meet a chap walking along the coastal path (with his dog Koda), and had a very interesting conversation with him. His name was Wayne Dixon and he had walked over 7,000 miles in aid of the charity “Mind” and was litter picking along his route. He has collected over 42 tonnes of rubbish in 6,000 bags as he walks across the UK. His motto : “Clean Minds, Clean Streets, Clean Life” really appealed to me. You can read about him on his Facebook page

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I carried on for a while but had lost interest in the birds and returned to the car. On my way home I did stop at Aust Warth for a while and had good views of a pair of kestrels.

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