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Home Sightings

Sightings

Allan Dowson

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: water rail
Quiet today apart from a Water Rail from marsh platform,3-Dunlin and several hundred Fieldfares and Redwings.
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chris west and digger

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Govilon

Main Sighting: Hare
Dead hare on the back road to Govilon.
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chris west and digger

Monday, 19 November 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Cormorant
5 cormorant working downstream,60 Canada geese over,heron, egrets 3,pair green sand, pair mistle thrush,robin close up,3 goosander,wren,buzzard,raven,crow,rooks,jackdaw,jay.
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Verity Picken

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

River south of Usk

Main Sighting: Bewicks Swan
A single Bewick's Swan, 5 Goldeneye, just one Goosander, Little Grebe and Grey Wagtail on the river this morning.
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Roger Price

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Black Tailed Godwit
On the afternoon tide,light easterly breeze: 54 Blacktailed Godwit,c.750 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 114 Pintail, 41 Shoveler, a Gadwall, 200 Wood Pigeons NE. Good numbers of Redshank, Oyster Catcher,Shelduck and Wigeon.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Starling murmuration
Sunset visit. Its murmaration season. They have had some spectacular displays.Tonight they appeared to just drop into the reeds. Marsh Harrier seen from a distance in the roost area. There are lots of Fieldfares and Redwings all over the wetlands. Bets location apparently is as you enter the main reserve area turn left and walk towards the pylons and gets close to the wood.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Blackrock and Caldicott Pill

Main Sighting: Wigeon
Low tide, visited at dawn. Cloudy and visibility low. 20-30 Wigeon on the estuary near the Picnic Site, 10 Canada Geese fly over and Curlews heard calling. Walked to Caldicott. Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares in hedgerows. Plenty of Meadow Pipits and Linnets.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migration
Lagoons/surrounding area - 3 stock doves, numerous redwings and fieldfares, pheasant, 8 moorhens, 2 herons, 33 greylags, 112 wigeon (305 more on mudflats), 194 lapwing (584 more on mudflats - my highest count here), 79 teal, 9 shoveler (54 more on edge of mudflats), female merlin made a brief appearance, cettis calling, chiffchaff contact call, 2 buzzards, 1 kestrel, 2 black-tailed godwits, 2 snipe, 3 water pipits, 2 reed buntings, 1 greenshank, 2 stonechats and 2 mistle thrushes. Seawall - male peregrine hunting several times, female marsh harrier, oystercatchers, 2 redshanks, 352 dunlin at last count (more joining the feeding action), golden plover overhead calling and 2 gt b b gulls. Joined at this point by Dan Webb and Andrew Strong and fly over grey plover added to the list and a sanderling picked out by Dan. In the small reen close to the railway carriage I heard what I strongly believe to be a spotted crake which I listened to for some time. Could not see it and after waiting 30+ minutes it did not show or call again therefore I am not claiming it. May be worth keeping an eye open however.
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Philip Leyshon

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Jack Snipe
Seen from second screen after second hide in. In mud to the right towards first lagoon. There around 2pm before spooked by Pied Wagtails and heading to reeds to the left. 17/11/18.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 16 November 2018

Redhouse Barn to Seawall

Main Sighting: Short Eared Owl
From the gate at Redhouse SEO hunting and temp perching on dead hawthorn at around 300 yds out ..also 123 Canada Geese 41 Greylag 2 Grey Heron 1 kestrel 2 Cormorant 3 Curlew 20+ teal 56 Wigeon st 14:25
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