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Home Sightings

Sightings

G T Thorne

Saturday, 26 May 2018

risca by fire station

Main Sighting: FM Goosander
In River Ebbw Swimming and diving Female Goosander first sighting of this bird in summer .Also FM Mallard with 3 very small young
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Brian Thomas

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Med gull
Am. Group 5 greenshank, 2 sanderling, 2 black swan, 1 med gull flying around
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clive silver

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Newport wetlands

Main Sighting: Lesser Whitethroat
Was seen and heard on the lane at the back of the visitor centre,also cetti's warbler and reed warbler,cuckoo as well.
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 27 May 2018

NWR

Main Sighting: Cuckoo
Apart from the usual ..what can be described as swarms of swift and hirundines coming in over the sea wall with this afternoons Spanish Plume arrival ..2 Cuckoo seen and also 2 Hobby .all on RSPB/NRW ...full list on @Sjbedfordphotos twitter
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
Highlights: 1 cettis, pair of common whitethroats (male nest building), 1 blackcap, 1 chiffchaff, 1 buzzard (carrying chick from the lagoons), 3 drake and 1 fem teal, ringed plovers (2 chicks doubled their size), 5 shoveler, 1 heron (took mallard chick and later a half grown avocet chick), 6 drake and 2 fem tufted ducks, mute swans with 3 cygnets, reed buntings, reed warbler singing, lt ringed plovers, 7 dunlin (1 Alpina race the remainder Arctica and a holly blue butterfly. From the sea wall - shelduck with 8 chicks on the mudflats and a cracking sanderling in breeding plumage. Hirundine movement was amazing, constant waves from 0800 to approx 11.20 consisting of 2 sand martins with house martins numbering over 200+, swallows closer to 500+ and swifts closer to 700+. We stood on the sea wall with them all aerial feeding around us and over the lagoons, an awesome spectacle. I can finally say I have seen good numbers of swifts now.
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allan dowson

Thursday, 24 May 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: information
Mike and Jackie,the six Oystercatcher chicks were on the island in front of the Avocet hide.Two pairs of Oystercatchers,one each end of the island,both had three juvs.Hopefully they have survived today's weather.
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clive silver

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Blackwood

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Red Kite flying around our local green
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Friday, 25 May 2018

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper in full breeding plumage from Greenshank hide; also lots of chicks but no Lapwing or Oystercatcher chicks. A pair of Teal was unexpected Gadwall 2 Tufted Duck 6. Swallow 35 Whitethroat 1 Due the continuous rain visited the Greenshank hide only.
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allan dowson

Thursday, 24 May 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: juveniles
A nice lot of juveniles around today.These are the totals of the ones I could see,no doubt there were more hidden away in the long grass. Redshank-10,Ringed Plover-2,Avocet-14,Oystercatcher-6.10h00-11h30.
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Oyster catchers
Pair of oyster catchers on stones,swifts(my first of the year),pair of creamy white mallards.
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