HIGHLIGHTS: The coast between Llanddulas and Pensarn held four Surf Scoters, two Velvet Scoters (3rd) and 20,000 Common Scoters. Llanddulas had a Firecrest (20th). Colwyn Bay had a Yellow-browed Warbler (18th). Saltney had a Cattle Egret (17th). Fenn’s Moss logged a Hen Harrier (29th) and Great Grey Shrike (from 28th).
COASTAL SITES: The River Clwyd, Rhyl, had four Curlew Sandpipers (1st). Yellow-browed Warblers were at Rhyl Brickfields (4th) and Colwyn Bay (18th). Hen Harriers were at Point of Ayr (20th) and Flint Castle (23rd). Shotwick Boating Lake logged 24 Little Grebes (10th). Shotton Steelworks had three Ravens over (25th). Connah’s Quay held 16 Spotted Redshanks, nine Twite, 153 Linnets and a Grey Wagtail (29th), a Scaup (3rd) and a Whinchat (6th).bagillt had a Yellow-legged Gull (9th).
INLAND SITES: Minera Mountain had several Stonechats and Linnets, six Buzzards and a Jay. Gresford Flash produced 121 Canada Geese (8th), 500 Greylags (10th), three Wigeon (21st) and a Goosander (27th). Ploughing at Honkley attracted 200 Lapwings (2nd-3rd), with Stock Doves also present. Pulford Brook had a Kingfisher (3rd). Garden birds included large mixed autumnal flocks such as 30 Long-tailed Tits in a Wrexham garden (31st), and migrant Redwings, Goldcrests and Blackbirds including 12 at Burton (21st). There was a flyover Raven (2nd). Norman Hallas, Rev Hugh Linn, Kevin Smith & Richard Smith