Setting out on a walk just before hide tide, it was evident that as we are getting closer to Autumn, the wader numbers are building up quite nicely:
1 fresh Bar tailed Godwit was a nice find, with the River Clwyd being one of the best places to see these birds during this time of year.
A Black tailed Godwit was also present feeding away on the mud flats
Ringed Plover numbers have dramtically increased to well over 50 birds with approximately 56 seen
Dunlin numbers are hanging around the same numbers as last week with just over 30 recorded.
1 Common Sandpiper was still bobbing about near the railway bridge
3 Turnstone including one striking summer plumaged bird were present
Over 40 Redshank were also scattered about
There were also significant numbers of Curlew (55), Lapwing (140) and Oystercatchers (270)
Other birds included 3 Little Egrets, 6 Gooseander, a handful of Canada Geese and Greylags and nearer the path; 15+ Linnets, 6 Swallows and 2 Whitethroats
The only thing I could actually manage to take a picture of that would stay still for long enough was this lovely Common Blue Butterfly: