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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hengoed

Main Sighting: Redwing
45 past the house at 1750hrs - numbers building up steadily.
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Roger Price

Monday, 15 October 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Goldfinch and Linnet
On the morning tide, significant size flocks of Goldfinch, Linnet, Skylark and possibly Greenfinch, N.E. under the wet weather cloud. Otherwise: Shoveler 103, Shelduck 100, Mallard 75,Wigeon 50, Pintail 45, Teal 16, Redshank 230, Dunlin 70, O.C. 30,Greenshank 2, Mute Swan 2,Cormorant 3,Heron, Wheatear, Kingfisher, Cettis Warbler.
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Kestrel
Following on from Mike and Jackies sightings after they left walked to seawall hide. Relatively quiet as tide was out. On the mud 20 + Oyster Catchers, Dunlin and Curlew at a distance, Black Headed Gulls and Shelduck. At the seawall hide on Becs - 2 x Raven, 7 x Magpies, 2 x Curlew and 10 x Teal, 5 x Shelduck, 2 x Mute Swans, 1 x Little Egret, 1 x Grey Heron. 3 x Buzzards ( one was Bosprey very white and a second bird that is also got a lot of white on it). 20 x Pied Wagtails , 10 x Meadow Pipits and 10 x Linnets. Female Kestrel was catching what looked like Dragonflies and eating them in front of the hide on a post. Cettis heard calling from hedgerows.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spotted Redshank
Highlights of today's WeBS count: Spotted Redshank 1 Little Stint 2 Curlew Sandpiper 1 Golden Plover 1 Snipe 12 Redshank 20 Grey Plover 2 Dunlin 200 Ringed Plover 10 Greenshank 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 2 pale phase Teal 30 Shoveler 40 Pied Wagtail 24 Nice to see Prior's Lagoon has water.
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John Edwards

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Rogerstone

Main Sighting: Juvenile male sparrow hawk
Quietly sitting on bird feeder in garden. Damaged talon as he hit window chasing birds yesterday
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N J Davies

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Hengoed

Main Sighting: Brambling
First of the autumn Brambling in garden with Chaffinches and greenfinches.
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Roger Price

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Peterstone SF to the Gout.

Main Sighting: Curlew
On the morning spring tide: 400 to 500 Curlew on the marsh, Oystercatcher c.50, Redshank 218, Greenshank 1, Blacktailed Godwit 4 (NG), Dunlin 40, Ringed Plover 15, Lapwing 80, Shoveler 75, Pintail 54,Wigeon 10, Muteswan 5,Lgrt 2, Heron 1, Little Grebe (NG), Buzzard. Something like a 1000 Black Headed Gulls off RGW.
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Gavin Vella

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Cardiff Central

Main Sighting: Skylark
Single Skylark over my works car park this morning in Cardiff central. Something a bit different to the norm for this concrete jungle. 30 Redwing over the house early doors this morning also.
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Blair Jones

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Short Eared Owl
Evening visit, stayed until sunset and until dark. As high tide approached it hot busy. Sat on the fence near sea wall wasa lovely Short Eared Owl (Photos on my blog and FB later). The Owl stayed around all evening. Hundreds of Curlews came in to roost mainly at Lagoon 3. To join them came, big flock of Oystercatchers, Black Tailed Godwits, Redshank, Dunlins, Little Stint, Skelduck, Little Egret, 2 x Herons. Lots of Shoverlers and Teal Ducks. Peregrine flew along the sea wall. Lots of Greylags and Canadian Geese arrived as well
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Roger Price

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Pintail
43 Pintail, 2 Teal,1 Cormorant, c.80 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Lgrt, 1 Sparrow Hawk, small flocks of Goldfinch and Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 500+ Blackheaded Gulls on the sea.
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