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Hadyn Jones

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Rogiet

Main Sighting: Merlin
Male Merlin flew past me at Rogiet bottom of Minnetts lane towards levels.
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Newcastle Monmouth

Main Sighting: Osprey
Osprey travelling south yday even at altitude ironically the same flight path as I saw on travelling North in the spring .Also at friends farm Hobby Tawny Owl have raised 2 young Red Kite coming to feed on kitchen scraps and a new Deer Rut to keep me occupied through the autumn ..
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Dipper
Red kite with double tail,one below other, dipper,2 sand martins,20 mallard,crow,salmon,grey wagtail,
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mark davies

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Swifts
At least 10 swifts above the house this evening
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
I spent the morning and early afternoon at the lagoons at high tide. Whilst it was a little quiet, windy and overcast, there was quite a few birds about despite this. On the mudflats,30+ Curlew, 100+ Shelduck , 50+ Oystercatchers, 100 Black Headed Gulls, 2 x Whimbrel. Lagoons 20+ Pied/White Wagtails (some juves), 2 + Yellow Wagtails, 2 x Common Sandpipers,15 Teal Ducks, 6+ Mallards, 8 x Lapwings, 1 x Curlew, 20= Canada Geese, 16+ Greylags, 2 x Little Egret, 2 x Herons, 2+ Goldfinches and Swallows throughout. At high tide on Lagoon 3 - 74 Common Ringed Plover, 90 Dunlin and 1 Sanderling. 3 Shelduck and , 2 Carrion Crows and a Magpie. To finish off female Marsh Harrier hunting and a Peregrine Falcon (it was wading). Pics and write up on my blog.
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Ron Eccles

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Dry lagoons
Went to Goldcliff today at high tide but there were no bird to speak of. All lagoons were virtually dry. I did visit during July when it was hot and dry but there was still plenty of water in the lagoons. Is this drought a follow on from the dry weather or are the lagoons being deliberately run dry for maintenance or digging????
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N J Davies

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migration
Quietest I've seen it bird wise on the lagoons, but, of note was 1 chiffchaff, 3 stock doves, 4 swallows only, 2 herons, 1 buzzard (white bird), 6 black headed gulls and 78 lapwing. A female marsh harrier put up the geese from the foreshore which landed in front of hide 2 consisting of 68 Canada's and a good count of 54 greylags. Elsewhere 2 adult and 2 juvenile lt ringed plovers, 1 ringed plover (48 more on mudflats), 2 sand martins, 19 curlew, 5 lt egrets, cormorant, 28 teal, 1 willow warbler, juv fem kestrel, gt black-backed gull, 36 oystercatchers, 1 whimbrel (foreshore), shelduck and 1 snipe. The sea wall grass area was alive with small migrants and an hour spent watching this produced 2 male and 1 female wheatears, 3 white wagtails, 29 pied wagtails, 56 meadow pipits and 13 yellow wagtails. 3 juv ruff landed on the 3rd lagoon early evening, a pleasant surprise. OTHER: Large and small whites, 1 speckled wood, 1 common darter, 1 southern hawker and 1 painted lady.
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Roger Price

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
On the morning tide: 8.55 Marsh Harrier moving west. 1 sp Bartailed Godwit again, 1 Avocet again, 8 Ringed Plover, 22 Lapwing, approx. 100 Redshank, 18 Shelduck plus 5 large juveniles, 9 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 180 Mallard, 2 Heron, 3 Lgrt. A dozen Rook with Crow and Jackdaw on arrable. Juvenile Curlew going past have Whimbrel type bills.
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mark davies

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Abergavenny

Main Sighting: swift
One swift over Abergavenny this afternoon
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Chris Stone

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sudbrook

Main Sighting: Comic terns
Whilst having breakfast this morning at approx 8.30am looking towards the Severn (although not actually seeing it) 5 Comic terns flew downstream following the shore, luckily high enough for me to see them above the trees, unfortunately before I could react and grab some nearby bins they were gone. Hope ok to post as not a member GOS.
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