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Home Sightings

Sightings

Tom Dalrymple

Monday, 23 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Disturbance
There may be some disturbance this week as contractors cut and remove the rank vegetation ready for the winter. We will try to keep disturbance to a minimum
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Gavin Vella

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Llandegfedd North Shore

Main Sighting: Yellow Wagtail
1 Yellow Wag, 3 Spot Fly, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Juvi Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 LRP, 1 Common Gull, 100+ mixed flock of Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin gathering at dead tree green pool. 10000000's of Silver Y Moths also, especially in all the shaded areas. Lack of water? Or migration also?
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons seawall hide

Main Sighting: Yellow Wagtail
Dans already covered this so spp list being Blackwits 3 Green Sandpiper Dunlin Lapwing Hobby Grey heron Little Egret Common Sandpiper Pied Wag and poss white Water getting low now so best views from seawall and middle hide.Avocet Redshank 1 Greenshank Knot Little Ringed Plover Buzzard Curlew and originally 7 snipe with two coming in later .09.30 am to 1200 noon.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Green Sandpiper
Brilliant morning with lots of bird activity including kingfisher by the little bridge, juv kestrel, numerous swallows passing through, 12 grey herons, 104 lapwing, 18 teal, redshank, group of 9 knot all in summer plumage, 10 ruff, 115 dunlin with the first juvs of the year (3), 195 black tailed godwits, skylarks, 3 stock doves, reed warbler, cracking male curlew sandpiper, marsh harriers, 7 snipe, curlew, 8 lt egrets, 1 whitethroat, ringed plovers, 3 lt ringed plovers, 2 gt black-backed gulls, 6 yellow wagtails, 1 green sandpiper and 2 common sandpipers, green woodpecker, 7 sand amrtins, 4 avocets, buzzard and greenshank. From the sea wall - 3 whimbrel and a raft of 208 shelduck. OTHER: Emperor dragonflies, meadow browns, gatekeepers, common blue, 1 comma, 1 small tortoiseshell, speckled woods and a clouded yellow.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 20 July 2018

Devauden ( area )

Main Sighting: Goosander
Veddw Pool Goosander single male 2 Grey Heron ( 1 juv ) Dipper Goldcrest Greenfinch Grey Wagtail successfully raised at least 3 chicks 2 Little grebe 1 Bullfinch and 8 Mallard
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 20 July 2018

Llandegfedd North shore

Main Sighting: Hobby
Male Hobby 3 Common Sand .. 1 Common Tern 83 LBBGull with a dubious darker form . 110 BHGull Male Redstart 12 Little egret 10 Grey heron ( 3 Juvs ) greenpool over 80 hirrundines 2 sedge warbler cormorant down ..only 18 4 GBBgull 2 Common Gull and a possible med on the point ( thicker redder bill ) Kingfisher over greenpool and 3 red Kite and 1 female Buzzard ... NO OSPREY YET ..
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sparrowhawk
Evening visit at low tide with company from a fellow birder. Lots of birds on show. Sparrowhawk at hide 3 caused a stir across the lagoon. 9 Ruff tonight mixing it with Redshank and Black Tailed Godwits. Saw a pair of curlew (one with broken leg and at a really nasty angle), Approximately 30 Black Tailed Godwits on the mudflats with 3 Red Knots and a Curlew. The Curlew Sandpiper remains at Lagoon 3 and was in with the Dunlins. Common Sandpiper was opposite the Redshank platform at Lagoon 1. Buzzard later in the evening at Lagoon 2.
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Blair Jones

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Late evening birdwatch at low tide. I found the Little Stint on the mud opposite the Redshank Platform in with Dunlin but keeps itself generally to itself. At lagoon 2 and Lagoon 3 approximtaly 6 Ruff showing well mixing it with a flock of Redshank. Black Tailed Godwits (approx 30 +) were feeding on the mudflats with 3 Red Knots and a Curlew. On Lagoon 3 saw a snipe briefly. Lots of Black Headed Gulls coming in to roost. On leaving back at the Redshank Platform there was approx 60 Black Tailed Godwits, 20 + Dunlin and Common Ringed Plovers and the Little Stint and 150+ BHG.
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N J Davies / G Wright

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Interesting afternoon with highlights including swallows, buzzard carrying an eel, 3 white wagtails, 9 ringed plovers, 19 lapwing, 9 shelduck (68 morre on mudflats), 4 oystercatchers, only 1 common sandpiper, male marsh harrier carrying a three quarter sized young coot, 14 teal, 7 snipe, good count of 8 herons all taking advantage of the eels exposed in the very low water on lagoon 2, 1 whimbrel flying back and forth and a 2nd on the mud flats, 8 ruff, 72 redshanks, 2 lt egrets, 83 black tailed godwits with 172 more on the mudflats, 4 greenshank roosting, 1 avocet, skylarks, chiffchaff contact call, reed warbler singing and 14 curlew. 179 dunlin landed in front of hide 2 with a cracking sanderling mixed in and 2 curlew sandpipers (one coming out of summer plumage and the other showing a lot more red). An adult wood sandpiper came in on lagoon 3 and preened for a while and then roosted - still present at 17.15. OTHER: small whites, large whites, speckled woods, gatekeepers, meadow browns, male broad bodied chaser (wasn't expecting that), blue tailed damselfly, 3 emerald damselflies and 1 rabbit.
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Allan Dowson

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: common sandpiper
5-Common Sandpipers from the first hide.12h00
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