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Thomas Winstone

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Usk on the river Usk

Main Sighting: Golden eye
Also seen the Red Headed female Smew in with the Mallards. 3 Cormorants also
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Thomas Winstone

Friday, 23 November 2018

A40 Raglan

Main Sighting: Barn Owls
2 Barn Owls alongside the road at 4am
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Gavin Vella

Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Canyon

Main Sighting: Crossbill
Small flock of Crossbill feeding on cones at the west entrance of the Canyon and only 12 Brambling left from a larger flock reported last week at Black Barn.
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Kevin Wood

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Brynmawr Ponds

Main Sighting: Gadwall
2 male Gadwall on Main pond near Asda, also Teal and Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe. 6 Goosander and Wigeon on Machine pond, 3MUTE SWAN Cygnets turned up ? been evicted by parents from Beufort ponds. Song thrush and Pair of Bullfinches.
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John Lawton

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Peregrine Falcon
On arrival in the reserve I noticed that the hedges were full of Redwings and Fieldfares but absolutely nothing was visible on Monk’s lagoon in front of the first hide. I made my way down to the Snipe platform and there were no waders or even wagtails visible on Prior’s but as I scanned the lagoon a possible explanation presented itself in the form of the female Perigrine sitting prominently on a stump of wood sticking out of the mud at the bottom of the island. Walking down to the ‘Redwing’ platform I noticed Pied Wagtails on the plants on the bank and and on the field behaving more like Goldfinches. The first time I’ve seen that. From the seawall ‘Avocet’ hide on Bec’s about 100 Wigeon, a handful of Shoveler, a pair of Spotted Redshanks, six Canada geese and 5 Shelduck. Also visible from there but on the bottom end of Prior’s - 3 Dunlin, a Water Pipit and a Snipe.
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Nicholas Beswick

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Brambling
Female Brambling with Chaffinches
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Simon James Bedford

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Henton Farm

Main Sighting: Curlew
18 Curlew feeding on fields ( one with a snapped leg ) and another with fishing monofilament attatched to it . Also in meadow 28 Greylag Geese and starling gathering of at least 2000 birds . Not quite a murmuration but it may happen
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Simon James Bedford

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Saltmarsh Lane

Main Sighting: Barn Owl
Looking for a revisit from the SEO this evening but at distance Barn Owl hunting the seawall meadow ( made my day ) also Female Marsh Harrier perched in willow tree 250 Fieldfare and around 40 Redwing ... Usual waders on mudflats
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Verity Picken

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Llangybi

Main Sighting: Bewicks Swan
Three Bewick's Swans with a flock of 39 Mutes just north of Llangybi Walks. Distant - best viewed from Usk Valley Walk across river.
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clive silver

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Aber-Bargoed

Main Sighting: Great Spotted Woodpecker
Was on the peanut feeder,also male/ female bullfinches.
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