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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Little Stint 3 Juvs Ruff 9 Greenshank 8 Blackcap 1 Several Red Admirals and Migrant Hawker 4. A Peregrine killed a pigeon over the lagoons. More work was done on the Marsh Hide today.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Gadwall
Quick scan from the roadside saw 157 Canada geese with 1 greylag mixed in, 5 gadwall, 1 little grebe and a cettis warbler.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Water rail
2 buzzards, 3 lt stints (feeding together), 8 ruff (1 more on the mudflats), 7 greenshanks (group of 5 together), 118 teal, 11 lapwing, 5 curlew (48 more on mudflats), 1 spotted redshank, 28 meadow pipits, female kestrel, 1 wheatear feeding in short grass from hide 1, cettis calling, skylarks, 1 yellow wagtail calling overhead, 5 chiffchaffs, 3 lt egrets, water rail from latest platform (nice to meet Wayne Hopkins), a pair of sparrowhawks chasing each other over the sea wall and at one point locking talons, a male peregrine came in but was chased off by the female hawk, lovely to watch. A pair of grey plovers (possibly juvs) were feeding on the mudflats too and 21 oystercatchers also noted there. Plenty of red admirals and small whites, speckled woods, 1 common darter, 1 southern hawker and 2 migrant hawkers.
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Dipper
Kingfisher, dipper, LT tits, goldcrest, blue tits.
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N J Davies

Monday, 18 September 2017

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Spotted flycatcher
Fairly quiet bird wise but interesting mix nevertheless with 1 common buzzard, 1 male sparrowhawk (trying to get close to the house martins aerial feeding to no avail0, at least 46 house martins counted, small but regular groups of swallows passing over. On the inlet was 1 little grebe, 1 little egret (2 more on the saltings), 1 greenshank, ls b b gull and moorhen. In the hedgerows - 11 chiffchaffs, cracking male common whitethroat, male and female blackcaps and a spotted flycatcher feeding. Skylarks overhead with 2 stock doves. Flock of 68 goldfinches with linnets mixed in. Estuaary - 1 gt b b gull (adult), 9 common redshanks, 2 turnstone, 46 oystercatchers, 36 curlew and an excellent count of 291 shelduck. Also recorded, numerous large and small whites, 7 red admirals, 3 speckled woods, southern hawker dragonfly, sea aster in flower on the foreshore and a group of shaggy inkcap fungus.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Osprey
Osprey flew quite low over the lagoons a 13:35 heading in a LR direction. Little Stint 2 Ruff 9 Spotted Redshank 1 Wheatear 2 Chiffchaff 4
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Garn Lakes

Main Sighting: Kingfisher
Kingfisher (a very occasional visitor) on the small fishing pond. Party of 5 Little Grebes on the top lake. Swallows trickling through - count of 30 in an hour.
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Garnlydan Reservoir

Main Sighting: Goosander
Group of seven female/immature Goosander on the reservoir. Three Whinchats nearby. Swallows moving through and many Meadow Pipits around.
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ton, Llangybi

Main Sighting: Linnet
The cover crop/garden flock has increased rapidly - 150+ this morning.
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David Adams

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Monmouth

Main Sighting: Chiffchaff
I heard a snatch of Chiffchaff song, repeated three times, from trees in gardens at the head of the Osbaston Road this morning. Couldn't see the bird
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