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Sightings

Chris Forster Brown

Thursday, 30 May 2019

RSPB Uskmouth

Main Sighting: cuckoo
At least three, possibly four cuckoo towards East Usk lighthouse. Single male marsh harrier high over reserve. Reed, sedge and Cetti's warblers singing. Sinlge water rail calling. A group of c. 40 sand martin flew in at dusk and appeared to drop into the reed bed, which seemed unusual at this time of year.
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Chris Forster Brown

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Between Dingestow and Raglan

Main Sighting: Yellow wagtail
Three males singing from telegraph wires in this area.
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Nick Hudson

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Beacon Hill, Trelleck

Main Sighting: Nightjar
Nightjar, 3 churring, one seen displaying
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Blair Jones

Monday, 27 May 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Godwits and Knots
Morning visit until high tide at mid-day. 48 x Black Tailed Godwit, 2 x Bar Tailed Godwit, 4 x Knot, 9 x Black Headed Gull, 22 x Dunlin. Chicks of various wader species. Watched a "family" of Carrion Crows 2 x Adults and 4 x Youngsters that have fledged on Becs - as a result -1 chick. Peregrine had a go at the Dunlins. 45 x Gadwall (lots of them). 6 x Wigeon.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Monday, 27 May 2019

risca

Main Sighting: Starlings
30+ Fledged Starlings being fed by adults on lawn and nearby trees by my flat great sight
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Graham Agg

Sunday, 26 May 2019

The Narth

Main Sighting: Nightjar
Nightjars heard churring in direction of Beacon Hill at 23.00.
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Iain Crawford

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Trellech

Main Sighting: House martins
30 housemartins, stock dove, wren, 2 goldfinches
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Turnstone
Turnstone 2 in BP Ringed Plover 60 LRP 2 Bar and Black-tailed Godwits Knot 2 Dunlin 200 Wigeon 2 males and a female Pochard Gadwall 20 Tufted Duck 8 It was good to see that some chicks are surviving: Avocet 3 Ringed Plover 2 Oystercatcher 3 Redshank 4
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Kevin Hewitt

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Blackwood ST171966

Main Sighting: Parakeets
A pair of Ring-necked Parakeets were in my garden at dusk yesterday and again at first light this morning.
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N J Davies / Blair Jones

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Godwits
Birds of note dawn to mid morning - blackcap 2, cuckoo 1, chiffchaff 1, dunlin 144 (1 possible juvenile)?, redshank with 2 chicks, black-tailed godwits 96, oystercatcher pair with 2 chicks, shelduck, avocet pair with 4 chicks, 2nd pair with chick approx 3 weeks old and doing well, mallards 3 pairs with chicks, herons 3, ls whitethroat 1, lapwing, shoveler, 42 ringed plovers (pair with 2 chicks), 2 cormorants, 2 lt egrets, gadwall 44, tufted ducks 2 pairs, swallows 3, wigeon surprisingly 3 pairs still present, reed warbler 1, female sparrowhawk disturbing the godwit flock which now has 8 bar tailed mixed in - one in full breeding plumage, 1 knot also with them, sanderling 2 mixed in with the dunlin from the redhsank platform. Other: small copper and speckeld wood butterflies, several 4 spot ladybirds, common blue damselflies, fox on the Pill bank and 1 water vole.
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