Laurie Allnatt finishes his time at Llanelli WWT this month and ends on 173 points and whilst still leading Mathew Meehan is hot on his heels so it seems unlikely he will manage to hold on for the final four months but a super effort including one of this years best finds with a smart Bonaparte's Gull. Down at Newport Wetlands Mathew leapfrogs Barry Stewart and lands in second after adding Wood Sandpiper. Barry failed to make any additions in August while David Carrington closes the gap on the podium.
|Black Tern at Fendrod Lake - with thanks to Alun John|
There were no bonus point scorers this month in the principality but plenty of decent patch birds widely spread. Paul Roberts added Marsh Harrier at Ogmore and further raptor additions included a Goshawk for Emma Cram at Broughton and Llangennith. Mike Cram managed to find a Wood Sandpiper at Ogmore while Peter Howlett added Whimbrel. Spot Flys were recorded by Peter and Ceri Jones. A Black Tern was a patch tick for Alastair Flannagan on his Swansea Vale to Fendrod Lake patch. Finally a piece of patchgold for Julian Hughes with a Nuthatch at Conwy RSPB.