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31st August 2021 – Severn Beach, Gloucestershire

It’s that time of the year again when we see birds migrating south. The weather at Severn Beach suggested it was a very sensible thing to be doing. We saw a couple of wheatears. The name wheatear is derived from the Old English for ‘white’ (wheat) and ‘arse’ (ear) referring to their white rump which was very visible.

Wheatear

The starlings and house sparrows all had a fright when a kestrel appeared but unfortunately I did not manage a photo.

Starling and house sparrow
Pied wagtail
A second wheatear