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25th September 2022 – Severn Estuary

Our trip for a stroll along the coast of the Severn Estuary, near the two Severn Bridges, started well with a view of a merlin and a sparrow hawk perched on the same dead tree on Northwick Warth.

Prince of Wales Bridge, Severn Estuary

As well as big flocks of linnets and starlings there were lots of waders, mainly godwits and redshank, but really too far out to get decent photos. However, we could also make out oystercatchers, curlews, grey herons and a little egret.

Curlew

We always seem to see pied wagtails in this same spot at New Passage

Grey heron and little egret

The red legs of the redshank stand out on the mud flats

Starlings on the Prince of Wales Bridge (will it now be The King Charles III Bridge?)

The oystercatchers stand out amongst the godwits

Wigeon making their way up the Bristol Channel

Redshank

Slideshow of this morning’s photos:

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