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Home Sightings

Sightings

Daniel Webb

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
4 sp sanderling, 28 turnstone, 56 Ringed Plover, c50 dunlin including several juvs, 3 greenshank, 3 blackwit, 8 lrp, c480 black headed gulls, 2 common gulls, 12 teal, 31 shelduck, 1 white wag, 12 pied, 10 yellow, 17 sand martin, 2 swallows and 3 swifts
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Osprey
Two Osprey . One definitely a big female at LR Photographed in detail this morning Fishing perching and ring detail. Also Common Tern floating around. All credit to GV for keeping us posted on birds prescence . Also travelling back through Croesyceiliog towards Cwmbran town centre Female Kestrel carrying a Rat that was way too big for it , low over road.
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Stephen John Doolan

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Llandegfedd Res

Main Sighting: Osprey
Osprey showing really well around cormorant roost on far side this morning at 08.00am.
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Merlin
For the last 2 days we have seen a female merlin flying up the river into a sand martins nesting area causing much noise from the martins. On both occasions the bird was below us as we sat on the river bank. Kingfisher, swan pair with 3 signets, 3 goosander ,cormorant,pair raven.
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Grange Rd Cwmbran

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Male Peregrine struggling with a magpie prey be Tower Block in mid air .Magpie escaped only to fall to ground .Driving with family so returning to crime scene shortly to try and find magpie ...
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Roo Perkins

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Osprey
Amazing close views of TWO fishing Osprey between 12 and 15:00 today. The original bird missing a secondary and tail feather failed to catch despite plunging into the water, but the new bird successfully caught a large fish. Both birds flying together, tolerating each other with no signs of aggression. Also a Red Kite, at one point a Buzzard mobbed one Osprey whilst the Red Kite flew through in the background all in the same scope view. When I left at 3pm, the Osprey that had caught a fish had vanished into woodland on the west side of the res, the bird missing the feathers flew over the woodland on the east side and drifted out of view.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Beufort

Main Sighting: Wheatear
2 male wheatears seen along the mountain stretch. Also watched back at Mynydd islwyn, a female sparrowhawk flying about 2 ft above the country lane in front of our car for about 100 yards. This is a growing practice whereby they rely on the engine noise to scare out birds from the hedgerows to make easy pickings for them. Have seen this on a number of occasions now in various areas.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 28 July 2017

Llandegfedd North Shore

Main Sighting: Hobby
Photographed a hobby at speed in tippingbfown rain heading south over Greenpool ..flying like it stole something .Ironically if I had turned around I would have seen the Osprey on the Pole that Craig C. Just saw ????will post bad hobby photo later
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Nick McNeil-Watson

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Llandegfedd reservoir

Main Sighting: Osprey
I watched it fly in at 1845 to the north end of the reservoir. it looks to have a blue ring on left leg, plus a split in the tail, and a notch in the left wing. Beautiful bird, fantastic watching it work hard at catching and landing its dinner, a whopping blue trout (Id by Owain) in strong winds.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Saltmarsh Lane

Main Sighting: Warblers
Nice mix including common whitethroat alarm calling 3 cettis 2 stock doves 6 chiffchaff 2 reed warblers one singing 1 yellow wagtail calling sand Martins 3 willow warblers one also singing 1 little egret goldcrest reed bunting young male fox and meadow browns and gatekeepers.
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