There were apparently over 100 Swans here paddling around at high tide, I only managed these for you.
This B/headed gull was half way out and seemed to be standing on the water until I realised it was on a rock having a preen.
Swans a dipping and dripping - it continued to pour down all morning, I had taken my grandson and daughter with me and thank heavens they both enjoyed the visit despite the rain.
Cormorant (not spreading wngs)!!
Across the Straits were a number of Egrets
Wigeon starting to come in as tide slowly backed off
Through the window at the other side of hide we have the lagoon, complete with Kingfisher (if you're lucky) ...we weren't!!!
A wigeon in eclipse (I was reliably informed)
Little Grebe that didn't come our way except for this one
Not a good photo I know but the raindrops are good:-)
Last one, and looks blue, don't know why, maybe the rain had eased just then. So Swan, Wigeon and could be Shellduck coming in, filled a couple of hours and two new recruits for the wildlife trust, can't be bad.
Lot to learn
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
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Nice photos, especially considering the weather.
I've just googled The Spinnies, often driven past there on the A55 and thought an ideal setting for a reserve.
Next time I'm in N Wales, I'll have to make a trip there, and (if I've time) possibly a return visit to Penrhyn Castle, not been there for along time.
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