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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Llandegfedd North Shore

Main Sighting: Yellow wagtail
2 yellow wags one look to be juv .103 BHG 46 HG inc juvs 2 Common Gull 2 GBBG ads 51 lbbg .65 Cormorant 3 LRplover .1 Oystercatcher 12 GCGrebe red kite buzzard 2 willow warbler Yellowhammer 1 poss little gull. 41 Mallard 85 Canada geese 2 common sandiper pied wag goosander .12.56
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John Lawton

Monday, 30 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Showing very well in front of the first hide late afternoon along with a handful of Lapwings and a couple of Shovelers. This is either the same bird I saw in this spot on the 21st or another favouring the first lagoon. A visitor told me there was also one visible from the sea wall lagoon but I didn't get an opportunity to witness this
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Chris and Theresa Stone

Monday, 30 July 2018

Goldcliffe

Main Sighting: various
Teal with green nose/bill band, ID code, N on the front and CX on the side of bill, think the duck was an adult?
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Little gull
A rare evening visit to the lagoons was very rewarding. A juvenile Little Gull joined a flock of 350 Black-headed Gulls a juvenile Cattle Egret found by Alan Hopkins was seen briefly it flew off towards Boat Lane. Others: Turnstone 6 Black-tailed Godwit 220 Whimbrel 30 Curlew 100 Knot 5 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Avocet 1 Ruff 1 Little Ringed Plover 4 Raven 5
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Saturday, 28 July 2018

lower machen

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Red Kite riding the wind along fields nr Draethen turn off on main road.17.20pm Great sight
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Daniel Webb/ Andrew Strong

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Turnstone
Also turnstone, 180 dunlin including 3 juvs, 12 ringed plover and 16 redshank
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Daniel Webb

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Manx shearwater
Approximately 30 Manx shearwater up and down river over high tide. On the lagoons 4 sp curlew sand, 4 knot, 46 blackwit, 2 greenshank, 1 ruff, 4 yellow wags, 1 white wag and several other white/pied, 1 whimbrel flew along estuary.
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Evening birdwatch at the lagoons at high tide. Approx 200 Black Tailed Godwits gathering in Lagoon 1. 20 + Oystercatchers in Lagoon 1 and 3 (two flocks). Lots of Herons throughout all evening . At lagoon 3 there were 10 gathering together and three little egrets. Lots of Dunlins 150+, 3 Ruff, 4 Curlew, 200+ Black Headed Gulls with some Lesser Black Backed. Redshanks in good numbers. Wood Sandpiper at Lagoon 3. 6 x Yellow Wagatils (some are juveniles). 2 x Kestrels. One female hunting and another may be immature male on post at Lagoon 3. 1 x Greenshank at Lagoon3 . Flock of Starlings, 3 x Carrion Crows. Small flock of Linnets. 3 x Snipe.May have seen a Wigeon Duck.
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Nicholas Beswick

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Mynydd Llangatwg

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Earlier this evening an immature Marsh Harrier flew up from the moor above Cwm-yr-Hafod and disappeared towards Garnlydan. Also two Whinchat territories and male Reed Bunting.
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scott larman

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
06:00 - 07:00 1x wood sandpiper in the open from the first hide - 2x Curlew Sandpiper from the 1st screen, hanging out with dunlin and in between the black tailed godwits - 3x Ruff in varied and interesting moult plumage - about 10 Greylag geese in the field behind 2nd screen - also 2x common sandpiper, many redshank, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing and oyster catcher - no sign of Knot, but I didn't go over to the sea wall side this morning - Large flock of (presumably) Dunlin was seen going up form the sea wall side of the lagoons at one point
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