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Brian Thomas

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Spoonbill
9.45: 2 spoonbill. New platform
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Llantillio Crosseny

Main Sighting: Goshawk
Adult female along with an adult female Buzzard being mobbed buy over 40 Jackdaws and 2 raven Families. Goshawk not know n as regular at this location but Buzzard reared single chick this year to my knowledge. Buzzard shares woodland and escarpment with Jackdaws Rooks and Ravens and seems always to bait the corvids taking pleasure in a good scrap .
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Simon Jmaes Bedford

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Southern Wye valley

Main Sighting: Goshawk
Goshawk Juv , Female Sparrowhawk , Buzzard male & female and two Juvs at location as working there today. All soaring ( Not at same time) other plus points from a well known site are Male Redstart Raven with 2 Juvs and large flock of mixed Hirundines. Returning tomorrow as good signs of Roe Deer rut underway.
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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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