ST3869 : Saltmarsh and the Severn Estuary

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Kingston Seymour, North Somerset, Great Britain

Saltmarsh and the Severn Estuary
Saltmarsh and the Severn Estuary
Grass covered mini mounds of mud have trapped all manner of items; plastic bottles, bricks, lumps of concrete to name but a few. Beyond the grassy area is the muddy saltmarsh and the Severn Estuary.

The Severn Estuary is a Special Protection Area - European Marine Site. It has the second highest tidal range in the world at 12 metres. This tidal regime results in plant and animal communities typical of the extreme physical conditions of strong flows, mobile sediments, changing salinity, high turbidity and heavy scouring.

The site is important in the spring and autumn migration periods for waders moving along the west coast of Europe, as well as in winter for large numbers of waterbirds including swans, geese, ducks and waders. These bird populations are regarded as internationally important.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 January, 2008
Category
Salt-marsh   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 385 692 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.1401N 2:53.1485W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 385 692
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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