Among the popular varieties of migratory birds visiting the Assan Barrage Bird Sanctuary are the Ruddy shellduck
, Great crested grebe, Gadwal, Coot, Tufted pochard, Pintail, Common pochard, Red crested pochard, Gargeny, Bar headed gees and Mallard.
Studies have shown the waters are home to vast numbers of plover, redshank, shellduck
, teal,pintail,dunlin,knot and wintering turnstone.
Featuring avocets, Canada goslings and shellducks
the pictures were mainly taken at the RSPB reserve in Conwy, a popular birdwatchers" paradise.
Many ducklings can also be seen - there are shellducks
, coots and common ducks in the Bay.
Just two weeks ago, a pair of shellducks
marched their offspring the entire length of the Kinloss runway to reach the nearby Findhorn Bay nature reserve.