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Goosanders, Severn, Shrewsbury, Boxing Day

Goosanders, Severn, Shrewsbury, Boxing Day

A small group of goosanders swimming on the swollen River Severn near St Julian Friars, Shrewsbury, on Boxing Day.

Upstream, the river had flooded the path through the Quarry directly beside the bank, but other paths were still open. The goosanders were swimming a few yards downstream from the point where pedestrians were forced to divert out of sight of the water, with riverside footpaths submerged for hundreds of yards downstream to the railway bridge and likely beyond.