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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 13 November 2017

NWR reserve from Eat UsK Lighthouse

Main Sighting: Merlin
started as a 30min speed count at High Tide mark. 2000+ Dunlin 140+ Curlew 75 Oystercatcher 151 BHGull 1 Merlin along seawall fast and low Same with Sprawk a bit later 14 Reed bunting 2 Bearded Tits 18 LTTits 8 Greenshank 18 Shoveler 119 Shelduck 8 Cormorant 1 Fem Peregrine hunting tide line marshes 2 Blackwits 6 Ruff 3 Little Stints 6 Little Egret 42 Redshank Female Marsh Harrier using the seawall to ambush( a technique ive noticed at GL too. Large gathering of pre roost Gulls over car park 4 spp. and an approximate 10,000 starlings headed in for a murmuration at around 4pm.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 13 November 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons Seawall Hide only

Main Sighting: Wigeon
1100 Wigeon 64 Dunlin Kestrel Male & Female hunting one caught a mippit. 3 Carrion Crow 13 Mippit minus 1. 18 Snipe 86 Mallard Juv & Female Marsh Harrier coordinated hunting together at annoyance of wigeon. 1 Peregrine Adult male 26 Shelduck 85 Teal 13 Redshank 4 Greenshank 800+ Lapwing 31 Shoveler 4 Grey Heron 112 Canada Geese 81 Starlings 4 Knot 2 Pied Wagtail 32 Curlew 1 Kingfisher Fieldfare Redwing & Mistle Thrush LTTIt 2 Reed Bunting 1 Cormorant 6 Little Egret.( 4 Hr Count from seawall Hide only Marsh Harrier female visted 3 times in that period.
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Thomas Dalrymple

Monday, 13 November 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Restricted parking
The Inland Drainage District are working on a sluice just over the humpback bridge. They will probably be there until Thursday so it's best to park on the road and walk in
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Further to posting by SJB. Little Stint 1 from first hide with Dunlin and Lapwing flock.Spotted Redshank 1 Merlin i male And despite the freezing cold wind a stoic Red Admiral.
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Wentwood

Main Sighting: Crossbill
2 Groups of around 18 and 40 Birds in treetops in difficult conditions Siskin Sporadic this morning as were Chaffinch . Lack of Hawfinch but Ravens out in force along with Tit flocks keeping low.
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Simon James Bedford with Steve Doolan

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons Seawall hide.

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Female Peregrine on Island with Starlings Ducks and geese feeding around it .Kestrel Female Marsh Harrier Quartering regularly and catching possibly a snipe in reeds. Also Juv Marsh Harrier over twice .Both birds sending up lapwings and redshank and wigeon throughout morning. Peregrine just stayed put . Buzzard 5 Greenshank 74 Redshank 47 Snipe 740 Wigeon over 800 starlings 8 Mippits 1 Kingfisher 12 Canada geese 2 GBBGULL 200+ Dunlin 520 Lapwing Buzzard 84 Shoveler 32 Shelduck 8 Curlew 4 Pied Wag. 2 Raven 4 carrion Crow around 30 Fieldfare ..2 Mistle Thrush Blackbirds in high number and Woodpigeon.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The British, Talywain

Main Sighting: Fieldfare and Redwing
Must have been in the region of 100 Fieldfares feeding on Hawthorn berries, gathering in large flocks when disturbed by off road motorcycles. Redwings abundant as well.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Blorenge

Main Sighting: Fieldfare and Redwing
50+ Fieldfare feeding on Hawthorns, 50+ Redwing, Mistle Thrushes (10).
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Daniel Webb/ Andrew Strong

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Merlin
Juv merlin, peregrine, female type marsh harrier, 2 kestrels, 2 spotted redshank, 2 greenshank, 6 grey plover, 32 turnstone, 40 curlew, 400 dunlin, 420 wigeon, 46 shoveler, female pintail, 140 teal, 36 snipe, 3 stonechats, 60 fieldfares, 20 redwing, 400 plus starlings and a mistle thrush amongst others.
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clive silver

Friday, 10 November 2017

Aber-Bargoed

Main Sighting: Bullfinch
Bullfinch on the feeders,also a jay after the peanuts
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