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16th April 2018 – Northwick Warth, Severn Estuary

I must admit it was yesterday’s reports of a stone curlew and an ashy-head yellow wagtail that attracted me to Northwick Warth. When I arrived everyone I met had seen them yesterday and a ringed ouzel too only moments before; but not for me.

Nonetheless, I was quite happy to see a whimbrel, pied/white wagtails (I’m going to have to brush up on these), wheatears, distant views of a large flock of curlew and oystercatchers, plenty of shelduck and redshank and dunlin on the coastline.

Warm weather is promised but there wasn’t much sign of it on the Severn Estuary this morning, although I have known it a lot colder.

MT1D5257Shelduck

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MT1D5277White or pied wagtail?

MT1D5280Whimbrel

MT1D5293Curlew and oystercatchers

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MT1D5349Wheater

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MT1D5366White or pied wagtail?

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MT1D5421Redshank and dunlin

As I don’t get much opportunity to photograph garden birds I thought it was worth taking these of house sparrows.

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Click below for gallery of photos from this morning:

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