The spotted redshank
has been documented around the lake's area, and has been seen with yellow legs.
Further west at Titchwell RSPB there were several Spotted Redshank
- still sporting their jet-black summer plumage - and a number of Little Gulls, which are always a joy to see.
The lagoons fill with sea-water on particularly high tides and have been restored to help wetland wildlife such as black- tailed godwits, whimbrel, curlew, redshank, greenshank, spotted redshank
and little egret.
April saw many sightings of wildlife, including the kingfisher, green sandpiper, spotted redshank
, and the swallow, mallard and moorhen eggs also hatched last month.
Vignettes in this collection feature songbirds that hang out in parking lots, ravens that cavort on airport tarmacs, and a rare spotted redshank
Among the ever-increasing numbers observed were the velvet scoter, red kite, kingfishers, cuckoos, buzzards and the spotted redshank
Two spoonbills were at RSPB Point of Ayr at the weekend, while farther up the Dee, the spotted redshank
count hit 14 at Connah's Quay nature reserve.
Some of the migratory birds most vulnerable to pollution include the Siberian cranes, greater flamingo, ruff, blackwinged stilt, common greenshank, northern pintail, yellow & white wagtail, northern shoveler, gadwall, black- tailed godwit, spotted redshank
, starling and long- billed pipi.
A couple of golden plovers and a spotted redshank
were at RSPB Conwy.
The Spotted Redshank
count at Connah's Quay hit 11 on Sunday.
A grey phalarope at RSPB Conwy gave good views over the weekend, while ruff, little stint and spotted redshank
were the supporting cast.
A Spotted Redshank
is still at RSPB Conwy, with seven at Connah's Quay nature reserve.