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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Monday, 24 July 2017

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Yellow wagtail
Nice little mix of birds including 1 yellow wagtail overhead, steady movement of swallows with good numbers of sand martins feeding as they were moving through, fem marsh harrier hunting, willow warbler feeding in the hedgerow, 1 stock dove, 1 heron, 1 lt egret, 4 swifts and 2 chiffchaffs (contact calls).
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N J Davies

Monday, 24 July 2017

Boat Lane, Goldcliff.

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
3 chiffchaffs and a family group of goldcrests on path to sea wall. From the sea wall - pair of gadwall, 2 whimbrel in with 56 curlew, 8 common redshanks, fem kestrel hovering, 12 teal, cettis calling, gt black-backed gull and an excellent count of 194 shelduck - my highest number here. A pair of common whitethroats both in excellent condition were making their way steadily and feeding in the vegetation alongside the sea wall.
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Andy Phillips

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Common Cranes
Pair of Common Cranes on 3rd lagoon 06:10 before they eventually flew off East. Also seen were Wood & Common Sand, Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, LRP, Curlew, Whimbrel, Yellow Wag, Med Gull & Kestrel
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Philip smith

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Llantarnam

Main Sighting: Two red kites
Hi all two red kites just seen soaring in llantarnam great sight never seen them before so two in one day great
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Steve Williams

Sunday, 23 July 2017

River Usk, Newport

Main Sighting: Yellow Legged Gull
A single Yellow-legged Gull has been present for at least a week on the banks of the River Usk near to the Riverfront Theatre, Newport. Best viewed on a falling tide from east bank. Bird loafing with mainly Lesser Black-backed Gull.
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Nicholas Beswick

Monday, 24 July 2017

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Osprey
Mid-morning: Osprey perched on its pole at the north end of the reservoir, receiving some desultory hassle from a Crow. Also Oystercatcher and Little Ringed Plover.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 24 July 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper in reeds opp S/W Hide . Thanks to Own for the heads up 97 Canada ( lots of emotion and commotion) 3 Greenshank 3 Little Egret 6 Common Sandpiper 4 Juv Ringed Plover8 lapwing 1 Ruff drab plumage ( Lagoon 1 )14 BH Gull Inc . 2 1st Cycle 2 Herring Gull 2 Grey heron ( Both adult ) 2 Kestrel ( Male and Female) 1 Buzzard 3 LBBGULL 8 Meadow Pipit 4 Linnet 18 Pied Wagtail 1 Yellow Wagtail S?W HIde on grass to left amongst grazing Canadas.
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Simon James bedford

Monday, 24 July 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Correction to post below . Thank you OWEN Erasmus for the info on the woodie. I wouldn't have had a clue what it was. Also Credit to the lovely person who located my car keys . If you are not on facebook I am truly grateful you left me a note as to their location.
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N J Davies

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bettws Newport

Main Sighting: Mediterranean gull
Adult bird sighted 0900 showing well just moved off towards the coast direc9tion.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
The Wood Sandpiper was seen on Prior's lagoon Common Sandpiper 3 (4 reported by Gareth Jenkins) Dunlin 40 Greenshank 3 Spotted Redshank 1 (yes, we did see it eventually Graham) LRP 9 Ringed Plover 3 Avocet 4 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Redshank 80 Kestrel 1 Linnet 6 Painted Lady 1
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