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8th September 2021 – New Passage, Severn Estuary

It was good to see waders again at New Passage. When we arrived we only saw gulls and 4 grey wagtails. However, after a walk to Severn Beach and a good cup of coffee, waders appeared. Although it was still very warm there was a lot of cloud cover and they were not easy to make out. A curlew and an oystercatcher were easy, redshank were not too difficult either (especially when their red legs stood out against the seaweed) but there were also dunlin and turnstone and maybe even more.

Confrontation between oystercatcher and curlew
The luminous legs of the redshank stood out against the seaweed but turnstone were almost impossible to pick out
Not really good enough light to photograph birds in flight
There was still sunshine when we saw the wagtails