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16th November 2021 – Near Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

I had a very uneventful day birding near Weston-super-Mare. I started at the disused airfield in Weston which I had never visited before. There were lots of gulls (to be expected by the seaside), lots of starlings, a little egret, goldfinches, a meadow pipit and a pair of stonechats.

Little egret
Meadow pipit
Herring gull
Stonechat

I moved on to Uphill where I saw even less. Just another meadow pipit, a little egret and some teal.

Meadow pipit

In the afternoon I had a pleasant walk on Sand Point – I only saw a few stonechats but the light was so poor that I didn’t take any photos.

There will be better birding days!

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5th November 2021 – New Passage, Severn Estuary

There were lots of waders on the foreshore (and on the warth) at New Passage this morning but generally they were too far away for my lens. However, a few redshank and turnstone came closer and allowed me to get some close-ups. The meadow pipit on the rocks on our walk to Severn Beach was probably the highlight for me. although I did confuse it for a rock pipit at first.

More for those with telescopes
Redshank
Redshank
Redshank in flight
Turnstone
Wigeon
Meadow pipit