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Sightings

Roger Price

Monday, 01 October 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Blacktailed Godwit
On the morning tide: 5 Blacktailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, c.100 Redshank,8 Teal, 30 Mallard, 42 Wigeon, 440 Shelduck (along 3 miles of coast/sea), 2 Lgrt, 2 Cormorant.Small group of Swallows west. Pintail and Shoveler also present.
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Llanyrafon ( Back Garden )

Main Sighting: Siskin
1 Hr speed count from 1700hrs 42 Golodfinch ( at one time ) Male Sparrowhawk .3 Blue Tit a pair of Siskin 2 Greenfinch ( males ) Chaffinch female 8 House sparrow 14 Starling 2 Buzzard overhead 3 Blackbirds 1 Song Thrush ( unusual these days )1 Pied Wagtail Jackdaw Carrion Crow Rook Robin and onto bread and scraps 12 LBBGull 1 HGull and 4 Black Headed Gull who usually pop in off the flightline to llandegfedd most evenings also a solitary House Martin
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Simon James bedford

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Rather surreal raptor thermal over the clocktower at 2pm whilst waiting for Hannah outside boots .Looking up my daughter spotted two raven soaring at over 1000ft. also with them a male and female Buzzard talon grappling 8 Jackdaw and a lone Peregrine Falcon circling lower.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Rock Pipits
Excellent morning with highlights being along the sea wall which was alive with migrants including 2 rock pipits which was a nice surprise, 3 wheatears, 1 stonechat, 100+ meadow pipits, masses of pied wagtails and a stoat running alongside the wall, and seen later this time carrying a rat it had caught. A good hour was spent on the seawall enjoying a great spectacle witnessed by Steve and the guys from Abergavenny. Foreshore - 22 avocets, 2 common pochards flying past, 3 pintail on the water, 77 curlew, 46 oystercatchers, 2 gt black backed gulls, 15 dunlin, 6 knot, 146 shelduck, 147 Canada geese, 4 lt egrets (2 more on the lagoons), 2 tufted ducks out at sea and 18 ringed plovers. Elsewhere - 3 buzzards, fem marsh harrier, pair of sparrowhawks, 3 yellow wagtails, 2 herons, 4 chiffchaffs, 14 shoveler, 15 teal only, 1 cettis calling, 31 lapwing only, 3 white wagtails, 4 sand martins, pair stonechats, water rail (possible juv) feeding, passage of 75 swallows and 11 house martins, 1 rook, 9 snipe, 2 greenshanks and a golden plover overhead calling. Skylark migration consisted of a total of 45 birds. 3 siskins also over and 8 reed buntings in the hedge leading down to hide 3. Awesome morning...
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Allan Dowson

Saturday, 29 September 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: little stint
Fairly quiet today.1ad-Common Gull,2-Wheatears on sea wall and 1-Little Stint from first hide.10h00-12h00.
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Goldlciff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
Late evening visit until dark. Lagoon 1 a little busier. 20 + Lapwings, 3 Black Tailed Godwits, 20+ Teal and 1 Sanderling. Lagoon 3, 6+ Curlews, 10 + Teal, 5+ Black Headed Gulls and 3 x Heron. 20+ Pied/White Wagatails in big flock on Lagoon 2 ( which is now starting to get some water). Lots of Meadow Pipits aslo around the reserve. Mud was quiet. After sunset, 50+ Canada Geese, 3+ Dunlins, Balck Tailed Godwits, Lapwings and Curlew (20+) roosting at Lagoon1 ( Most of Curlews in big numbers though as Lagoon 3.) Tawny Owl was screeching close to Redshank Platform.
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Helen Lee

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Alybruton

Main Sighting: house martin
hello, I am new to bird watching, I am surprise that house martins still seem to be around, I though they would have gone off like swallows an swifts. Also why do tree, Spanish, rock and house sparrow, wanted to eat fat ball in the hot summer? Thanks for time From Helen
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John O’Sullivan

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Juv Grey Phalarope
One appeared to arrive off the estuary today at c10:30. Seen in flight than landed close to seawall hide. Very clear views until it came so close it was under the nearest bank to the hide. Female Marsh Harrier also over this lagoon earlier and two avocets seen flying into the pill earlier. Juv Curlew Sand from first hide with a couple of Dunlin and Ringed Plover.
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Blair Jones

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Evening visit. Female Marsh Harrier being mobbed by Lapwings. Lagoons were relatively quiet of waders until sunset. Lapwing Flock ( 30 +), Dunlins (40), Curlews (250 + came in to roost Lagoon 3 and 1). Meadow Pipits big flock (100+), Wheatear (1), Teal (30+), Mallard (10+), Carrion Crow (2), Grey Heron (1), Black Headed Gulls (10+), Cormorant (1), Little Egret (2+), Goldfinches (10+), Hirundines all over the lagoons - mainly Swallows. Out on the mud as the tide turned - Black Tailed Godwit (1), Numerous Curlew, Oystercatcher (2) and Shelduck (100+)
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Chris and Theresa Stone

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

black rock area

Main Sighting: Merlin fem
Black tailed godwit 187 east St Pierre pill - Whinchat 2- Stonechat - Peregrine (opp Blk rock on rocks) Godwits later seen to fly across the Severn to Northwick wharf in Gloucestershire to roost at high tide. Chiffchaffs 8 - steady stream Swallows N/E
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