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Home Sightings

Sightings

Allan Dowson

Monday, 13 August 2018

Blaensychan

Main Sighting: spotted flycatcher
1-Spotted Flycatcher,1m-Redstart and 1-Holly Blue butterfly.10h30-12h00
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Sunday, 12 August 2018

tesco risca

Main Sighting: swallow
small number of swallows and h martins flying low over car park and near river
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Llanyrafon

Main Sighting: Garden Birds
After the peregrine this morning 1 hr speed watch whilst editing . Back Garden14 Blue tit 3 great tit 4 Coal Tit 11 LTTit 5 Greenfinch a pair of siskin 1 Goldcrest 3 Jackdaw 1 Carrion Crow 4 Magpie 2 Chaffinch 8 woodpigeon (minus the one the peregrine had ) Female Buzzard overhead Juv male GSWoodpecker 6 Collared Dove 2 Dunnock 7 House Sparrow and 8 LBBGull adults ( they come every day for bread and scraps )
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Llanyrafon

Main Sighting: Peregrine
What looked to be a juv .just took a woodpigeon ckean fron the too if a neighbours tree and struggled go carry it off .Almost a repest of last years collared dove incident in my garden that I did manage to phptograph .Bird headed south towards Parkland
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Merlin
Productive morning with a merlin fly-by a lovely surprise. Common cranes could be heard calling from the fields across the way but were not seen. Also of note, stunning juvenile ruff, the first juvenile knot of the year, kingfisher, swallows, 2 whitethroats, 13 curlew, 2 buzzards, 260 dunlin (40 of which were juvs), 38 lapwing, 3 greenshanks together and a 4th by hide 3, 1 snipe, good count of 110 ringed plovers, 3 blackcaps, juvenile reed warbler, 1 chiffchaff, 1 cettis calling, stock dove, 5 lt egrets, 2 skylarks, 1 heron, willow warbler, juvenile lt ringed plover, 2 house martins and 2 sand martins, green woodpecker, juvenile female peregrine with an adult male hunting also, 1 whimbrel from the sea wall and 4 gt black-backed gulls, 35 oystercatchers. 1 teal only, kestrel hovering, female sparrowhawk and 3 yellow wagtails only.
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Bob Wright

Friday, 10 August 2018

Old reservoir, The British, Talywain

Main Sighting: Wheatears
2 Adult and 1 juvenile wheatears. 4 White wagtails Several Goldfinches and Chaffinches (unable to count due to vegetation) Single Raven Seen during an afternoon walk from about 3pm to 5pm
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John Lawton

Friday, 10 August 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Curlew
From the first hide a single Curlew in the last remaining water behind the island and about a dozen Pied wagtails, from the second hide only 3 birds present - Lapwings, Prior’s is completely dry apart from a puddle between the main stand of reeds and the small offshoot and no birds present. On Bec’s 73 Lapwings, 2 families of Canada Geese, a single Greylag somehow finding pockets of water to drink in the cracked mud, 2 Grey Herons, a flock of Starlings foraging on the grassy banks and a couple of juvenile Black Headed Gulls.the remaining water in Bec’s is all at the end furthest from the hide and behind the island.
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John Lawton

Friday, 10 August 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Swarovski lens cap
Found by the entrance gate, left in the leaflet dispenser in the first hide.
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 09 August 2018

Black Rock

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
Single bird flying up channel past light marker also 14 Shelduck 3 Redshank 14 mallard 2 Common Sandpiper 4 Meadow Pipit and 8 oystercatcher Plenty of warblerage in the bushes on the point ( i wont go there . 0
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 09 August 2018

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Black tern
Unidentified tern ( probably a Black )seen briefly at fishermans end and then regained at distance from dam 99% sure a moulty Black. ALSO 74 Cormorant 3 GBBGull ad. 7Pied Wag. 231 BHGull 14 Swallow 20+ Sand Martin 3 Common Gull 870 LBBGull inc 46 Juvs and a sprinkling of 2CY. 4 Common Sandpiper ( Dam Wall ) 8 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 1 Little Grebe ad breeding plumage 8 GCGrebe 64 Herring Gull Gull raft getting huge now and expanding daily 1hr count from both North shore and Dam starting 1600 hrs so estimated but accurate-ish.
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