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18th September 2020 – Severn Estuary

The sun was shining and we thought it would be a good opportunity to visit Severnside again to see some more waders. On arrival at New Passage we met Paul Bowerman who publishes Severnside Birds just as he was leaving and he gave us a run down on what we might see but he warned us that there was a fresh north-easterly wind. He wasn’t joking. We didn’t stay long on Northwick Warth as we couldn’t see much looking in to the sun on Pilning Wetlands and it was a bit too fresh for us to hang about. We did stay a while on the shore line at New Passage as the tide had fallen sufficiently to attract the waders but even then we had limited resolve and dashed to Severn Beach to get a coffee.

Curlew on Northwick Warth
Flock of linnets on Northwick Warth
Redshank in flight
Lapwing on Pilning Wetlands
Turnstone in flight
Curlew and redshank
Oystercatcher and redshank

Dunlin everywhere

Shelduck
Turnstone
Redshank and turnstone

I’m going to need some help identifying the little ones!

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