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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Mynydd Islwyn

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Red kite passing over and 3 swifts circling up high. Wonder if these may be the last I see this year?
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Graham Agg

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting: Nightjar
Nightjar disturbed and flying briefly above bracken midday on Southern slope of Sugar Loaf.
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Iain Crawford

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Llanbadoc

Main Sighting: Goosanders
Two redhead goosanders, heron, buzzard mobbed by crows, gsw, two cormorants, 33 Canada's, 50 moulting mallards, 100+ jackdaws, 9 ltt, 15 great tits
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Mamhilad

Main Sighting: Swift
2 high up over the car park area mid-morning.
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wigeon
Not a bad afternoon despite the lack of water on the lagoons, highlights included 82 lapwing, 3 common sandpipers, marsh harrier, 8 teal, 8 herons, pair of kestrels hunting, good passage of swallows with 11 house martins and 4 sand martins, 6 dunlin only, very light buzzard, 4 ringed plovers, 1 lt egret, chiffchaff contact call and reed warbler. Hide 3 most productive with 1 ruff, 4 greenshanks, 21 redshanks, 40 black-tailed godwits, female wigeon still knocking about, 5 snipe and 3 white wagtails (possible turnstone flew in but could not relocate it). Sea wall - 5 yellow wagtails, 1 whimbrel, 1 gt black-backed gull 8 oystercatchers and the huge number of curlews Blair saw yesterday - 210 now on the foreshore, most I have ever seen here. OTHER: good numbers of small whites, speckled woods, 2 common blues, meadow browns and 4 gatekeepers.
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Blair Jones

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews
Evening birdwatch on the Lagoons. Amazing sight of the most Curlews I have ever seen coming in at sunset to roost. Estimate 150+ they were flying in to the lagoons in waves of 10 to 20 birds at least. Black Tailed Godwits showed late in the evening and joined the 150+ Black Headed Gulls. On lagoon 3 saw the snipe again. Dunlins in flock of about 30 Birds kept moving between lagoons. There continues to be a Curlew Sandpiper in with them. Small number of Ruffs mixed in with Godwits and Knots. Kestrel was back hunting over the long grass around the lagoons.
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Tom Dalrymple

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Disturbance
Unfortunately there will be some disturbance on Thursday and possibly Friday as contractors remove all the cut vegetation from the lagoons. There will also be an inspection of the seawall at approximately 10- 10:30 tomorrow.
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Simon James Bedford

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Llandegfedd Count from North and dam

Main Sighting: Common Tern
Common tern fishing centrally at 13.30 .gull count imposdible with speed boat speeding towards them by fush cages Si at best .16 GBBG 141 BHG 89 LBBG ad.32 juv. 20+ HG 76 Cormorant 3 Little Egret 12 grey heron 1 Red Kite ..
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Kevin Wood

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Brynmawr ponds

Main Sighting: Tufted duck family
Female Tufted duck with 4 Ducklings, first time seen in this area, Swan family with 6 Cygnets doing well, Great Crested Grebe chick also doing well with both parents still present, also Grey Heron on pond this morning.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper from the Greenshank hide (1st) nearside just visible through the doc and reeds. Ruff 2 Greenshank 2 Common Sandpiper 2 Yellow Wagtail 4
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