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Home Sightings

Sightings

Graham Thomas Thorne

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

waunfawr park crosskeys

Main Sighting: Goosander
1 Male and 2 female Goosander seen on Riverbank and swimming near road bridge River Ebbw
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Iain Crawford

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Monmouth Wye and Monnow

Main Sighting: Kingfishers
2 kingfishers 5 long-tail tit 2 ravens 60 jackdaws 100 mallards, wren, song thrush, mistle thrush, 2 herons, 30 goldfinch
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Roger Price

Monday, 11 February 2019

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Goldfinch
On the morning calm tide: 2 Goldfinch, no Moorhen in ther reens, Pintail 136, Shelduck 53, Shoveler 12, Teal 73, Wigeon 45, Redshank 213, Dunlin 50, Grey Plover 3.
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Tim Young

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Common Crane
Dusk visit to see the Glossy Ibis, which remained in the open preening for at least 90mins before apparently sleeping, still in the open adjacent to main reedbed in Prior's. Two Common Cranes arrived as we left. They were resting-up, standing in the lagoon in front of Hide 1, as it grew fully dark.
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Llanyrafon

Main Sighting: Lesser Black Backed gulls
Days sightings from back garden .12 LBBGulls ( a lot inland ready to breed. Chaffinch 3 GSW 2 Male & Fem. blue Tit 14 LTTIT GBBGull (oh ) Siskin fem Greenfinch male & fem Coal Tit 4 Robin 2 Blackbird 5 Songthrush 1 Starling 3 Jackdaw 8 Collard Dove 2 Rook 1Sparrowhawk 2 ( m & F ) Fem visited times in 2 hrs ,BHGull 14 Great tit 4 ( "m 2F ) 2 hr watch thus afternoon Gulls all came down for scraps
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John Bennett

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Llanllowel

Main Sighting: Siskins
No sign of the smew but a flock of 50+ Siskins .
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N J Davies

Saturday, 09 February 2019

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Greenshank
Possible amendment - for Goldcliff, should read Paul Coombes not Joy. I decided to cut my losses and look for the glossy at Red Barn but to no avail. Of note however were 2 grey herons feeding with a single greenshank, 1 common buzzard, 4 tufted ducks, 4 mute swans, cormorant, 350 lapwings, 2 redwings with a single fieldfare.
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N J Davies / Blair Jones / Paul Joy

Saturday, 09 February 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Streaming eyes
With a biting cold and very strong winds (that prevented proper viewing from the sea wall), not surprisingly there was a not a lot to see. However, highlights included from hide 3: 4 tufted ducks, male peregrine, female marsh harrier hunting briefly, 235 wigeon, 18 gadwall (my highest count here), 103 shelduck, 1 smart male pintail in with the duck flock, 162 shoveler (also my highest count here), 52 teal, cormorant, 1 buzzard, 6 redshanks and 3 ringed plvoers. No sign of the glossy unfortunately.
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Bob Wright

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: White Fronted Geese
Five white fronted geese seen flying in about 1pm. Joined the large numbers of Canada Geese and Wigeon, plus at least a dozen Greylags.
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Bob Wright

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Tredegar House Lake

Main Sighting: Pintail
Male Pintail seen happily feeding away from the main flocks on the lake. Also a male Goosander. No female seen with either bird. Large numbers of tufted duck as well as the usual mallard and gulls. Several cormorants present including one easily identifiable with a grey head, and to top off the day the leucistic coot was also present ( have not seen him for several months).
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