Well I can’t believe our luck – we had another glorious trip to New Passage on the Severn Estuary today and the sun shone and there was no breeze at all (very rare here) . We only spent a couple of hours there but we saw a wheatear and plenty of waders.
We arrived just after high tide and so had a walk along Northwick Warth where we saw the wheatear. We couldn’t see much on Pilning Wetlands as we were looking in to the sun. After our walk we stopped and watched the waders as they made their way to the shore line. Most were further up the estuary but there were plenty to see close by including turnstones, dunlin, curlew sandpiper, common redshank, common ringed plover, oystercatchers, shelduck and a grey heron.