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Sightings

Roger Price

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Manx Shearwaters
381 Manx Shearwaters down channel. Family of Shelduck with 7 juvs, probably fledged less than a week ago. 86 Mallard. Black Headed Gulls back in force. ( Ad Mediterranean Gull yesterday, via Mike Love).
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Llanyrafon Boating Lake

Main Sighting: Water Birds
Coot 2x broods of 7 and 6 respectivley . Moorhen 3 broods of 4 and 5 and 3 chicks .. Numbers are not original brood sizes but obviously hiding youngsters and predation may be a factor . The now famous Llanyrafon Mute Swan cygnets number seven ( i thought originally 8 were present ). at least 5mallard pairs have bred locally too ..
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Saltmarsh Lane

Main Sighting: Various
from five bar gate to seawall .. Chiffchaff nest looked to be 5 young fairly well developed Little Owl on dead tree in meadow Carrion Crow still feeding 3 fledged chicks Magpie pair with 2 Juvs Whitethroat Kestrel Male hovering over sea wall GBBGull . 13 Shelduck at HWMark along with adult and Juv Little egret and a rough looking female Redstart on the seawall rocks. Non bird wise , the biggest snake crossing the path into the reeds ive ever seen .. Hopefully a large grass snake buta girth of over 3 inches diameter..tail end only and second time ive seen something like it . First was last august near the NWR hide.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
6 swallows, 1 whitethroat, 1 cettis, family group of ravens, 67 redshanks, 36 shelduck, 11 black headed gulls, 8 oystercatchers, only 5 avocets, 9 ringed plovers, 2 lt ringed plovers, 21 lapwing, 3 skylarks, 2 sanderling in with 70 dunlin, 6 teal, reed warbler, 5 gadwall, 7 drakes and 3 fem tufteds, 1 snipe showing well from the last but one platform, 3 black tailed godwits, 1 heron, 6 shoveler, buzzard and green woodpecker. From the sea wall at high tide - 2 gt black-backed gulls, 8 curlew on the saltings and 15 manx shearwaters out at sea fairly close in. Meadow brown butterflies around the first hide. 1 Canada goose fledging is limping quite badly.
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Roger Price

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Red Breasted Merganser and Manx Shearwater
Sea Watch 8-10.30am. Strong wsw winds at perifery of storm Hercules. Red Breasted Merganser(fem) seeking shelter at the wet edge of the Marsh,also a handfull of Redshank, 2 Blacktailed Godwits and c.20 Curlew and 5 Lapwing. A family of Shelduck with 3 well grown young (about 4 weeks), which suggests a 30% survival rate. 1 Manx Shearwater across channel both ways at 8.30. One Gannet dc 9.00, 2 dc at 9.35 and 10.10. All 4th yr/adult.
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Blair Jones

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Black Headed Gulls
Evening birdwatch - Lagoon 1 Approx 30 Black Headed Gulls gathering together. 30 + Dunlins with 2 Knot mixed in. Flock of Redshanks approx 20. Black Tailed Godwits Approx 10 on Lagoon 2. 2 Ringed Plovers also mixing it with Dunlins on Lagoon 1. Water levels are lowest I have seen for sometime.
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Hughes Tracey

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Newport

Main Sighting: Ducklings
Ducklings central roundabout on new Tredegar House Roundabout in distress
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Hywel Davies

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Bittern
At 11am a bittern flew the whole width of the reedbed from west to east before landing in the reeds near the hide.
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Roger Price

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Common Scoter and Sanderling
On the afternoon tide: 12 Common Scoter(9 adult male),diving offshore, 2 Sanderling(1 summer plumage,1 in transition), 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 5 Oyster Catchers, 7 Lapwing, 2 Heron, 1 Lgrt, 31 Shelduck, 60 Mallard, 7 Black Headed Gulls, Buzzard, 2 Swallows up channel, 1 House Martin in off the sea.
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Iain Crawford

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Triley, Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Canada geese
14 Canada's, 7 mallard, five swallows
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