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Home Sightings

Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Garn Lakes

Main Sighting: Goosander
Flock of 14 Goosander (8 males) on the bottom lake. Also pair of Wigeon on the fishing pond and three male Tufted Duck.
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Graham Rogers

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Coed-y-Paen

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
During Garden Birdwatch, amongst all the usual garden birds
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 28 January 2018

New Inn Pontypool

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
10 to 20 Hawfinches feeding on Yew Trees. Greenfinches and Goldfinches also present at the location.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Raptors
Interesting morning with highlights including 2 mute swans, redwings and fieldfares, 680 wigeon, 217 teal, kestrel, fem marsh harrier (hunting several times), 11 greylag geese, male peregrine, 48 lapwing, common buzzard, pair of mallard copulating, song thrush in full song, 1 heron, 3 lt egrets, 2 skylark overhead, pair of pintail, gadwall numbers now at 11, 56 shoveler, 3 gt black-backed gulls, nice count of 62 common gulls over the Pill, 3 greenshank, 16 common redshanks, 5 common snipe, 2 males and 1 female stonechat, 27 curlew and a cracking female merlin. 135 Canada geese flew in from the mudflats, one of which collided with the fencing (in front of hide 3), and sat motionless on the grass bank for about 5 mins. Thinking it was stone dead it amazed us by coming to and trying to get to its feet with its head bobbing side to side. Eventually, dazed and straggling it made it to the water and re-joined the others, amazing to watch and great to see it had indeed survived. On the mudflats were several oystercatchers, 1 ringed plover, 11 dunlin and 15 turnstone.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Pontypool

Main Sighting: Blackcap
I continue to get visits of Blackcap male and female to garden feeders.
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Beachley Point

Main Sighting: Oystercstcher
14 individuals as the tide dropped between the point and the crossing .Great BBGull LBBGull (With a blue ring ??) Any ideas I'd like to know ..also Redshank Curlew and Kestrel on Transmission tower .local Ravens are well into displaying dispute the wind
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N J Davies

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Gwent

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Female hunting with awesome flying skills.
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Usk Town Waters

Main Sighting: Goosander
14 in view mainly redheads also 23 Mallard 1 Sparrowhawk female ..Kingfisher Grey Heron and 2 Cormorant ..Also 2 Cormorant on the Olway Sluice at the back end of town.
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Nicholas Beswick

Monday, 22 January 2018

Waunavon Bog

Main Sighting: Short eared Owl
Two Short-eared Owls appeared briefly at last light over the ridge to the west of the bog - male Red Grouse seen and heard when flushed by one of the owls.
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Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Gwent

Main Sighting: Goshawk
Single bird over woodland near raglan and also be. Caerleon.pair Kestrel between Cobblers Plain and Wolvesnewton and another female at Penycaemawr.great tits singing in every bit of woodland I've worked in plus good density of buzzards
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