Ventured over to the eastern border of North Wales today and eventually called in at Burton Mere Wetlands. Plenty of teal, shoveller and wigeon on the pools along with a flock of a couple of hundred lapwing which included 2 golden plover. Three Eurasian white-fronted geese dropped in along with 5 pink-footed geese. A dozen blackwits there and a few dunlin.
Work continues on the reserve, the sand martin bank is now finished to the left of the visitors centre and plans are afoot to build a 'birders' hide further along the bank without double-glazed windows to make better viewing and work proceeds with the path/boardwalk to IMF hide.
The Shotwick fields held 33 whooper swans, the great northern diver was still on Rhyl Marine Lake when called in on way back and 2 velvet scoters and a returning fulmar were off Llandulas.