Over the August Bank Holiday weekend whilst the beaches where heaving with visitors the paths through the woods at RSPB Ynys-hir provided welcome shade, as did the hides. Looking over the river from Domenlas and Saltings hides visitors were able to enjoy many wonderful wildlife views.
The flash of blue of the kingfisher is daily at the moment, perching on branches in front of Domenlas hide before flying off towards the Einion river, also outside Marian Mawr hide diving into the pools.
The river and the muddy edges are where a lot of the action is currently, 40 goosanders an excellant number for here, upto 26 black tailed godwits, 11 common sandpipers and three green sandpipers from the Domen las hide. Pushed up at high-tide (not a very high one ) were 420 ringed plovers, 620 dunlin, 70 knot and a few turnstone.
Ospreys alomost daily up and own the estuary catching fish, heading off.
Seasons are definitely on the turn as 32 Barnacle geese showed up on the saltmarsh over the weekend and hen harrier near to Ynys Feurig hide. With hightides at the end of the week the Wardens will be out doing a WEBS count, let's see what that brings.
Other highlights are lots of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies enjoying the sun and warmth an otter sightings providing much entertainment too.
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