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Roger Price

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Black Tailed Godwit
On the afternoon tide,light easterly breeze: 54 Blacktailed Godwit,c.750 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 114 Pintail, 41 Shoveler, a Gadwall, 200 Wood Pigeons NE. Good numbers of Redshank, Oyster Catcher,Shelduck and Wigeon.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Starling murmuration
Sunset visit. Its murmaration season. They have had some spectacular displays.Tonight they appeared to just drop into the reeds. Marsh Harrier seen from a distance in the roost area. There are lots of Fieldfares and Redwings all over the wetlands. Bets location apparently is as you enter the main reserve area turn left and walk towards the pylons and gets close to the wood.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Blackrock and Caldicott Pill

Main Sighting: Wigeon
Low tide, visited at dawn. Cloudy and visibility low. 20-30 Wigeon on the estuary near the Picnic Site, 10 Canada Geese fly over and Curlews heard calling. Walked to Caldicott. Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares in hedgerows. Plenty of Meadow Pipits and Linnets.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migration
Lagoons/surrounding area - 3 stock doves, numerous redwings and fieldfares, pheasant, 8 moorhens, 2 herons, 33 greylags, 112 wigeon (305 more on mudflats), 194 lapwing (584 more on mudflats - my highest count here), 79 teal, 9 shoveler (54 more on edge of mudflats), female merlin made a brief appearance, cettis calling, chiffchaff contact call, 2 buzzards, 1 kestrel, 2 black-tailed godwits, 2 snipe, 3 water pipits, 2 reed buntings, 1 greenshank, 2 stonechats and 2 mistle thrushes. Seawall - male peregrine hunting several times, female marsh harrier, oystercatchers, 2 redshanks, 352 dunlin at last count (more joining the feeding action), golden plover overhead calling and 2 gt b b gulls. Joined at this point by Dan Webb and Andrew Strong and fly over grey plover added to the list and a sanderling picked out by Dan. In the small reen close to the railway carriage I heard what I strongly believe to be a spotted crake which I listened to for some time. Could not see it and after waiting 30+ minutes it did not show or call again therefore I am not claiming it. May be worth keeping an eye open however.
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Philip Leyshon

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Jack Snipe
Seen from second screen after second hide in. In mud to the right towards first lagoon. There around 2pm before spooked by Pied Wagtails and heading to reeds to the left. 17/11/18.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 16 November 2018

Redhouse Barn to Seawall

Main Sighting: Short Eared Owl
From the gate at Redhouse SEO hunting and temp perching on dead hawthorn at around 300 yds out ..also 123 Canada Geese 41 Greylag 2 Grey Heron 1 kestrel 2 Cormorant 3 Curlew 20+ teal 56 Wigeon st 14:25
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 16 November 2018

Cider Orchards Llantillio Crossenny

Main Sighting: Migrstion
Huge flock of mainly Fieldfare around 1300 today .Seem to be fairly well based .Also big flocks building in the lowlands around Llanwern and Redwick
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Iain Crawford

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Undy

Main Sighting: Kestrel
Female kestrel just north of village
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Nicholas Beswick

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Brambling
One Brambling briefly under feeders - the first here in a fortnight. Red Kite over fields. Thirty Fieldfares in trees late afternoon
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John Lawton

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Green Sandpiper
PRIOR'S - A Green Sandpiper, to the left of 'Snipe' screen and contrasting nicely with a Greenshank and 3 Pied Wagtails also separately 3 Snipe. The Sandpiper was present until twilight and I think it was also over by the island yesterday evening. A pair of Stonechats on the reeds as viewed from 'Redshank' screen BEC'S - A Spotted Redshank foraging with a Greenshank behind the island on Becs later moving closer and in front of the island. The first Redshank of any type I've seen since the Peregrine set up camp there (now de-camped). 100+ Wigeon and 20+ Shoveler also on Becs. 2 Shelduck on the island and numerous Teal. On the foreshore 7 Oystercatchers.5 Lapwing. MONK'S - From hide one - behind the island 1 Curlew and 100+ Lapwings. Shoveler and Teal also present although more mobile.
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