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Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed

Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies / M Cram

Friday, 08 June 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Cuckoo
A male cuckoo was flying along by the sea wall and perched up in the bushes for some time. Blackcap and cettis also noted.
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N J Davies / M Cram

Friday, 08 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sand Martin
Quiet morning but of note was 3 whitethroats, skylarks, 56 dunlin, 2 pairs of lt ringed plovers (both with chicks), 12 ringed plovers, numerous redshanks, 2 pairs of teal, lapwing, pied wagtail juveniles, shelduck, 9 oystercatchers, avocet, 1 cettis, buzzard carrying a three quarter size redshank from 1st lagoon, 5 black-tailed godwits, 6 tufteds, 14 gadwall, 6 shoveler, 11 swallows, 70+ swift aerial feeding over the sea wall and 2 sand martins and 40 house martins also, 3 Canada geese with a creche of 26 goslings, reed warbler possibly nest building?. Two probable Egyptian geese (quick view only) came in over the sea wall and dropped down out of sight.
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Kevin Wood

Friday, 08 June 2018

Brynmawr Garden

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Amendment,should have been Great Tit (predictive text a nuisance!)
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Kevin Wood

Friday, 08 June 2018

Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Red Kite right above the house,also Swifts about. Great fit chicks fledged from box. Lots of recently fledged Starlings, Gold finches and house sparrows.
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clive silver

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Back garden Blackwood

Main Sighting: Tawny Owl
What a sight,a tawny owl in our pine tree.Viewed and heard for the last two nights.
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Chris Hatch and Colin Titcombe

Thursday, 07 June 2018

Magor Pill

Main Sighting: RC Starling
Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling amongst large Starling flock on foreshore at mouth of Magor Pill
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Swifts
Quiet afternoon but of note was 2 cettis, 2 chiffchaffs, whitethroats with 3 fledged young, pheasant, skylarks, lapwing, avocets, 33 redshanks, 17 shelduck, 16 ringed plovers, pair lt ringed plovers, 68 dunlin, 12 swallows passing through in twos, 9 oystercatchers, 10 gadwall, reed warbler, 4 tufteds, 1 heron, 2 buzzards (1 with a chick possibly lapwing)?, 1 sand martin, 1 house martin, 3 swifts, 2 shoveler and 2 curlew. Others: 1 hairy dragonfly, speckled wood, small white, holly blues and 2 meadow browns. Not sure what the two NRW staff were doing walking out in the lagoons, but everything got put up leaving vulnerable young with herons, crows, gulls and buzzards about. Surely now is not the time to be disturbing nesting birds unless absolutely necessary? Appreciate that work needs to be done but not sure what the relevance was today. Perhaps some notice in advance on the GOS page of disturbance in advance- especially for those of us who travel distances for a day out birding.
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Garry Smith

Monday, 04 June 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Common Crane
One crane from hide 2 this evening
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Monday, 04 June 2018

Risca

Main Sighting: starlings
good to see the starlings have had another good breeding season around flats complex plenty of nesting places and food.40+ counted incl juvs on the lawns.Blackcap and garden warbler calling on riverbank.
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Roger Price

Monday, 04 June 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Garganey
At high tide: pair of Garganey roosting on a rock in the Gout pool, thanks to no disturbance. 4 Dunlin fly inland, 5 O.C., 8 Lapwing, 16 Shelduck, 62 Mallard, 1 Heron.
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