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Darryl Spittle

Sunday, 04 February 2018

Llanvihangel Pantymoel

Main Sighting: Hawfinches
Re the location of the Hawfinches reported below, the birds are in the churchyard behind the Horse & Jockey Pub nr. Llanvihangel Pantymoel, nr. Pontypool. I’m more than happy to be corrected, but I see no reason for not publicising their whereabouts. A public footpath passes through the site, the favoured Yew trees can be viewed without unduly disturbing the birds and there is a reasonable amount of parking available. This is a sightings page for people to share information. A ‘sighting’ requires a species name, a location and a date. If you think a sighting is ‘sensitive’ in some way, or just don’t want to share one or more bits of information, just don’t put it on the sightings page. PS. All the information re these Hawfinches has been on Twitter since last Sunday.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 03 February 2018

Pontypool

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
Returned to last weekends location. Approximately 3 to 4 Hawfinch were present, estimate 10 Greenfich mixed in with them and some Goldfinches and Chaffinches. At least one flock of 25 Redwing feeding on Yew and Ivy and in the nearby farm fields. Goldcrests also present. Buzzard made an appearance.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb

Saturday, 03 February 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Grey Plover
Excellent morning with highlights including numerous redwings and fieldfares, 51 curlew, 6 black-tailed godwits, 381 dunlin from hide 1 with 42 grey plover and a single knot mixed in, 2 oystercatchers on the bank, 8 snipe, 10 gadwall, 568 wigeon, female marsh harrier hunting twice, 3 lt egrets, 6 coot, 7 common redshanks, 3 greensahnks, 1 spotted redshank, 451 lapwing, 62 shoveler, 120 teal, pair of buzzards, 4 mute swans, 5 avocet alternating between the first lagoon and the saltings, 2 herons, 15 greylag geese, pair of stonechats and a lone female together, 1 common gull overhead and a female kestrel perched on a fence post feeding on a fully grown field vole and 24 ringed plovers on the mud from hide 3. On the mudflats/saltings was another 45 oystercatchers,44 shelduck and 23 fly past dunlin.
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Roger Price

Friday, 02 February 2018

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Water Pipits and Great White Egret
10 Water Pipits and a Great White Egret foraging along the base of the seabank on the Glamorgan side of the county boundary on Rumney Great Wharf. Also seen, c250 Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, 5 Grey Plover, 50+ Curlew, 9 Snipe, 5 Stonechat,2 Reed Buntings,c 30 Meadow Pipit.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Bettws ponds

Main Sighting: Ducks
Birds on the two ponds included 43 pocahrd, 53 coot, 27 tufted ducks, 3 gt c grebes and 4 little grebes.
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Sam Bosanquet

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Dingestow Court

Main Sighting: Hawfinches
There are still 30+ Hawfinch here in the yew trees next to the GWT office, flying up to perch in tall trees a few hundred metres away.
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David Adams

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Monmouth

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
In a hedge on Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth, this afternoon, I had clear views of a lone Hawfinch, with 3 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, and Chaffinch in the same hedge! Redwing too.
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allan dowson

Thursday, 01 February 2018

gobion

Main Sighting: green sandpiper
3-Green Sandpipers,4-Goosanders-2m,2f,2-Red Kites 10h30-12h30.
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chris west and digger

Monday, 29 January 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: shelduck
40 fieldfare, pair red kite, buzzard, blackbird, pair goosander, single shelduck,50 canada geese.
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 28 January 2018

New Inn Pontypool

Main Sighting: Hawfinches and Redwing
Returned in afternoon to watch Hawfinches. There are flocks of 5 to 7 Greenfinches present and also Redwings and Mistle Thrushes. Two Ravens and a Sparrow Hawk also made an appearance in late afternoon.
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