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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 24 September 2018

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Common tern
evening count 31 Tufted Duck 82 Mallard 71 Canada Geese white Wagtail 4 Grey heron 1 little egret 20 + HGull 2 GBBGull 100+ LBBGull 2 Swallow 34 House Martin Buzzard Hobby adult 1 Lapwing ( not in great condition ) 14 GCGrebe 1 Mandarin at Draw Off Tower 2 Red heads ( goosies ) 1 Common Sandpiper and interestingly a juv kestrel 64 Cormorant inc 28 Juvs 80+ BHGull
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 24 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Clouded Yellow
Few birds about today; Clouded Yellow Red Admiral Painted Lady Large White lots of Common Darters, many pairs oviposting and Migrant Hawkers. Birds: Yellow Wagtail 1 Chiffchaff 3 and briefly a Water Rail. Best sighting of the day water back on Prior's Lagoon!
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Allan Dowson

Sunday, 23 September 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
1-Hobby chasing hirundine,unsuccessfully,before flying off west.1-Wheatear on sea wall,1-Whinchat from new platform.25-35 Meadow Pipits mostly on the dried mud.80-100 Hirundine,mostly Swallows but also a few juv.House Martins.11h20-13h00
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Blair Jones and Steve Doolan

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Swallows and Martins
There had been reports of Terns but none seen on our visit. Hundreds of Canada Geese and Cormorants. Flock of 12 Tufted Duck. 2 x Common Ringed Plovers.2 x Buzzards. 1 x Female Sparrowhawk. Big flocks of Swallows , House and Sand Martins. Usual Black Headed Gulls and other species but no expert on these at long range. Lots of Small Copper and Large White Butterflies feeding on flowers in grasslands.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 21 September 2018

Wentwood

Main Sighting: Crossbill
Flocks of finches starting to build on the ridge with two femake Crossbill and 6 juvs showing its still a stronghold .Also 4 ad.and 8 juv mistle thrush ..others Goldcrest LTTit Kestrel juv and Siskin ..
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Iain Crawford

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Wyesham

Main Sighting: House martins
50+ house martins hunting over school grounds
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N J Davies

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Siskins
Dawn at hide 1 saw a nice group of 41 knot mixed in with 3 black tailed and 1 bar tailed godwits, 32 mallards, 59 greylag geese (4 ringed birds) and 160 curlew (6 of which were colour ringed) and a c chiffchaff contact call. Moving on I was joined by Blare Jones and his friend Paul and before rain stopped play we managed to see 2 buzzards, 2 lt egrets, only 2 dunlin, 9 lapwing only, small passage of sand martins and few swallows, 4 white wagtails, female sparrowhawk and an adult little stint (back at hide 1). A wheatear was on the sea wall briefly. The hobby showed up twice chasing meadow pipits which were streaming through on migration in groups of 120, 80, 76 and 90, with more groups passing through as we were leaving. Linnets and skylarks were mixed in with them and 3 siskins also passed overhead calling. No sign of any phalaropes.
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Andrew Strong Dan Webb

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Colour ringed Curlew
Two colour ringed curlew seen in large flock on the Lagoons 9th Sept. First was one of 41 birds ringed on Usk Estuary during winter of 2015/6, some of which have been seen during summer in Poland and Finland, but likely to have returned to same wintering site. Second bird thought to be a regular winter resident sighted at Goldcliff over past five years and ringed prior to that during a summer visit to the Rhine Valley in Germany.
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Chris Stone

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Sudbrook

Main Sighting: Great White Egret
Once again a spot from my house, almost certainly I had two GWE's fly downstream on the Severn. As before, it was over in a second, so cannot claim them, however was very confident they were this species. Hopefully will get seen again. I did have a wander around, but could not find them, I did get wet.
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Blair Jones and Steve Doolan

Friday, 21 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Grey Phalarope
Evening visit. Grey Phalarope x 2 on lagoons 3 seen from Seawall Hide. At high tide it was quiet again. Small flock of Dunlins flew in , 2 x Avocets, 1 x Little Egret, 2 x Raven 30 + Teal and 10+ Shoveler, 15+ Curlew. Canada Geese and Greylags seen. Flock of Shelduck 40 + but did not stay on lagoon. Small flock of Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails and Yellow Wagtail around lagoon 2. 2 Mute Swans in rear at rear of hide 2.
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