Flooded fields in Penrhyn Bay attracted a Mediterranean Gull, Pink-footed Goose
and Dark-bellied Brent Goose, the latter locally rarer than the Palebellied Brents that winter on the Menai Strait.
With much open water, waterfowl were plentiful: greater white-fronted goose, 1; pink-footed goose
, 1 (new species for the count); snow goose, 1; Canada goose, 2,440; mute swan, 14; wood duck CW (seen during count week but not on count day); gadwall cw; American wigeon, 1; American black duck, 55; mallard, 786; northern pintail, 1; green-winged teal, 9; ring-necked duck, 28; greater scaup, 58; lesser scaup, 12 (new high); white-winged scoter, 1; bufflehead, 10; common goldeneye, 106; Barrow's goldeneye, 1; hooded merganser, 355 (new high); common merganser, 96; American coot, 2; wild turkey, 226 (new high); common loon, 9; horned grebe, 4.
A firecrest was an excellent find at Flintshire's Greenfield Centre, while a single hawfinch was at historic Caerhun church, where more than 25 mistle thrushes fed and a pink-footed goose
was on the shore.
Marshside is internationally important for the black-tailed godwit and pink-footed goose
, and nationally important for wigeon, teal, shoveller and golden plover.