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Bob Russ

Monday, 21 January 2019

River Usk at Llanllywel

Main Sighting: Smew
Lone Smew still present on River Usk about 2km downstream of the bridge in Usk - viewed from embankment opposite entrance to Graig Olway Farm. Not in company of Goldeneye, but Little Grebe sharing same area.
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Bob Russ

Monday, 21 January 2019

River Usk at Llanbadoc

Main Sighting: Goldeneye and Goosander
At least 6 Goldeneye and similar number of Goosander - males and females of both species present in roughly equal numbers.
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Craig Constance and Gavin Vella

Monday, 21 January 2019

Llandegfedd Res

Main Sighting: Scaup
Late evening. 3 Scaup(1 Drake)and 2 possibly 3 Yellow-legged Gull in the roost.
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Keith Roylance

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Outdoor Programme - Tregaron & more

Main Sighting: Barnacle Geese
The first outdoor meeting for 2019 took us out of county to Tregaron, then on to Ynys Las and Ynys Hir before arriving at Aberystwyth for the Starling murmuration around the pier. 56 species were noted in total which were: Mute Swan, Greylag Geese Canada Geese, Barnacle Geese (2 at Ynys Hir), Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Common Scoter, possible Velvet Scoter, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling, Snipe, Curlew, Redshank, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling (many thousands at Aberystwyth), House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Bullfinch
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
CORRECTION -Apologies all my fingertips running away with myself the lagoon I saw the Ibis on was Priors ( Lagoon 2) :)
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Blair Jones and Paul Coombes

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Just after dawn at John Marsh platform at Becs, Glossy Ibis came up out of the central reeds and headed off across the lagoon flying West. At dawn Lagoon 1 had 73 Curlews, 60+ Black Tailed Godwits , 7 x Greylags, 20 x Canadian Geese, 50+ Lapwings and 30 + Shelduck. Large numbers of Wigeon 140+, with Teal, Gadwall and Shoveler on Becs. Water Rail heard near reen at rear of Hide 1. Later watched Male Marsh Harrier quartering the reeds at Becs ( Lagoon 2). Other - 1 x Little Egret, 1 x grey Heron, 9 x Meadow Pipits, 2 x Fiedlfare.
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 20 January 2019

River south of Usk

Main Sighting: Whooper Swan
This morning's WeBS count included 3 Whoopers, 4 Mandarin, 5 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Snipe.
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John Frost

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Parc Seymour

Main Sighting: Firecrest
Police lane, Parc Seymour. Firecrest in roadside hedge forseveral minutes only 1M from me.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Goldcliff Point

Main Sighting: Turnstone
A walk up to the Point (Hill Farm) saw 1 lt egret, 3 herons, 14 ringed plovers, 19 dunlin and the highlight being an excellent count of 42 turnstone.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Marsh harrier
Female marsh harrier perched in a tree, cormorant, 106 wigeon, 3 male and 2 fem gadwall, coot, little grebe, 104 teal, 36 shoveler and unusually a distant kingfisher.
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