Severn Wader Festival

Golden Plovers, October Richard Tyler

Golden Plovers, Richard Tyler

Some of us up in the Cotswold hills can barely remember what a wader (shorebird) looks like. We get breeding Lapwing, and in winter there are flocks of Golden Plover and some Snipe.

If you need reminding, there is a Severn Wader Festival at Slimbridge over the weekend of 9th September. There are talks, tours and events run by the WWT and Wader Quest. They warn that the traffic may be heavier on the Sunday as the Frampton Country Fair is taking place nearby.