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24th November 2020 – Severn Estuary

We couldn’t face walking in the mud today and so went to Severn Beach to walk on the tarmac and concrete path along the Severn Estuary to New Passage. It was cloudy but with a gentle southerly wind it felt no colder than the actual temperature of 13 ° C.

There were scattered pockets of wigeon all along the shoreline and Canada geese in numbers at New Passage. We saw 2 pairs of pied wagtail close up but not much else until we returned to Severn Beach where there was a mixed flock of about 100 turnstone, dunlin and ringed plovers and a single red shank on the shore line. It was all a bit too dull for decent photos but we enjoyed the exercise and didn’t get wet or muddy.

There were pockets of wigeon all along the coast
Pied wagtail
Silhouette of a wren
Turnstone,dunlin and ringed plover
Ringed plover
A single redshank