A Curlew Sandpiper was with a Green Sandpiper and Whimbrels
at RSPB Conwy on Monday, while Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay nature reserve and two Curlew Sandpipers at Morfa Madryn on Saturday.
More usual summer migrants include the first reed warblers of the year at RSPB Conwy, and good numbers of whimbrels
around the coast.
The only sounds would have been the cries of the many birds - teal, greenshanks, whimbrels
and widgeon - that lived on the river.
have left their breeding grounds in the Shetland Isles, Outer Hebrides and Iceland.
Some 200 bird species, including oystercathers, plovers, sandpipers, whimbrels
and dowitchers, prefer beaches, mud flats, swamps, marshes or back bays along the North American coastline to inland areas.
Since the 1,252-acre reserve encompasses beach and woodland habitat, some 300 bird species can be spotted during the year, this month, look for kites, kestrels, and marsh hawks over the inland area, godwits and whimbrels
poking about the wave edges.
Wood Sandpiper, Knot and Whimbrels
are among the waders there over the weekend.
Staff on Bardsey managed to conjure up a couple of whimbrels
among the curlews - they should be in west Africa (and with more storms heading our way, the staff probably wish the same).
Passage shorebirds have started to move, with Whimbrels
on Anglesey and Common Sandpipers at RSPB Conwy.
Knots and whimbrels
join the growing throng on the Conwy estuary, where the count of little egrets is an impressive 61 birds and a spoonbill was seen again at the weekend.
Birding this week continues to focus on Autumn migration, with southbound Whimbrels
and Green Sandpiper at RSPB Conwy and a Garganey at Malltraeth Cob.
Onshore, there was plenty for wader watchers to enjoy: several knots and whimbrels
each for the Clwyd estuary and RSPB Conwy, with sanderling, green sandpiper, goosander and greenshanks at the latter, and a honeybuzzard reported there.