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Home Sightings

Sightings

Roger Price

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Bar Tailed Godwit and Merlin
This mornings weather forecast highly inaccurate,heavy cloud limited vis mig interest to 45 Wood Pigeon W and small numbers of Skylark W, also south wind did not materialize.Single Bartailed and Blacktailed Godwits, 25 Dunlin, 30 Turnstone, 46 Lapwing, duck similar to yesterday, 3 Heron, 2 Lgrt, 1 Wheatear, Cettis, Sparrow Hawk, Kestrel, Peregrine inland. Merlin at SF on the 11th.(Nigel Garside).
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thomas chinnick

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Pwll- du

Main Sighting: Rock Thrush
1'w Rock Thrush in quarry SO247124.
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Tom Chinnick

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pwll-du Quarry

Main Sighting: Rock Thrush
Rock Thrush still present till dusk at Pwll-du Quarry this evening, earlier found by John Marsh (Exceptional find John!). For those travelling tomorrow please park carefully, bird is located at approx SO247124 . Approaching on the 4246 from Blaenavon turn left just beyond the peak of the road signed Pwll-du, take this road beyond the Lamb and fox pub located on your right. Just after a section where the road is bordered by a wooden fence park sensibly with the transmitter tower to the north of you. Take the right hand track NE for 1/2 mile to old quarry located on your left.
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Roger Price

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Duck
Blowing half a SW gale on the morning tide brought duck into the pill: 148 Wigeon, 98 Shoveler, c160 Pintail, 110 Shelduck, 6 Teal, c180 Redshank, 6 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, Kestrel.
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Catherine Constantsia Mendez

Saturday, 07 October 2017

Out of county - Dungeness RSPB

Main Sighting: Great White Egret
Great White Egret with red ring AAH
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Throstles
40 mistle thrush passing through,kingfisher,dipper,mallard,jay,magpie,jackdaws,rooks and crows.
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Simon James bedford

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

GWENT various

Main Sighting: Green jobs
Dawn at our house Mr & Mrs Sprawk soaring as they do every morning before hunting.Tawny owl shrieking at daybreak.. USK town waters 17 Mute Swan 1 Hobby 1 Swallow 4 Goosander . Treworgan Common 14 Green Warblers ( look a bit Chiffy ) moving together across common ( never seen warblers flock before)Penyclawdd 5 Buzzard 1 Sprwk and 6 RLPartridge. The Bryn/Gobion . 2 Juv red kite Common Sand on river usk. Beacon Common 1 Goshawk 2 Juv STonechat 3 Goldcrest flock of 30+ mixed Tits Kestrel fem. Local saw a Hobby too.( Not me ) ..2 Red deer does and a dog fox and a partridge in a pear tree.
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Marcus Doolan

Saturday, 07 October 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
14:45 - 16:45 Species: Marsh Harrier [M], Buzzard [Common & White], Sparrowhawk [F], Kestrel [M], Starling, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, House Martin, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Woodpigeon, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Moorhen, Coot, Black-Tailed Godwit, Lapwing, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Greenshank, Grey Heron.
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Roger Price

Monday, 09 October 2017

Sluice Farm and Peterstone Saltmarsh

Main Sighting: Curlew
On the morning tide:Cettis at the road,6 Greenfinch with Goldfinch,up to 10 Reed Buntings in the marsh,c.50 Meadow pipits in the Spartina,c.40 Linnet, Sparrow Hawk,Buzzard. Shelduck 117 with 380 off RGW and Rumney estuary. 50 Lapwing RGW. 1 Jogger. Peterstone Saltmarsh: 160 Curlew,3 Lgrt,Oyster Catcher 20 max,2 Cormarant,17 Swallows,Buzzard. Pintail, Wigeon,Shelduck and Mallard in good numbers. Cyclist and walker.
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N J Davies

Monday, 09 October 2017

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Brief views of a glossy at approx 10.45am straight across from the hide towards the tall reeds where it dropped behind, not re-located by 1250pm. Boat Lane and Saltmarsh Lane checked with a negative but could well still be about? Other species of note included 2 chiffchaffs, juv male peregrine, 13 mute swans, 4 grey herons, 5 little grebes (my highest count here), 4 snipe, 21 shelduck, shoveler 21, 1 cettis calling, 81 wigeon (numbers have jumped up now), 1o teal, 3 egrets, 1 lapwing, 172 Canada geese, fem sparrowhawk and both male and female marsh harriers quartering together. Migrant hawker 1.
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