There's a distinct chill in the air in the early mornings now, not that they are very early anymore!
I know us birders talk about autumn from about mid June when we see the first returning Common Sandpipers, but it is now starting to feel like autumn 'proper' in all aspects of the natural world. Even the trees are starting to turn.
I spent this autumnal morning on Black Hole Marsh, and the place was once again jam packed with wading birds and Teal. 76 of the latter to be precise.
The bulk of the wading birds as usual were Black-tailed Godwits (70+), Dunlin (60), Redshank and Common Sandpipers (9). With quality provided by two Knot (lower pic), two Curlew Sandpipers (top two pics) and two Little Stints (middle two pics). All six of these being juveniles.