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Sightings

Blair Jones

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
1 x Glossy Ibis ( Flying over Lagoon 2 and 3). 112 x Black Tailed Godwits, 6 x Gadwall, 60 + Shoveler, 1 x Wigeon, 1 x Grey Heron, 20 + Mallward, 12 x Tufted Ducks, 10 + Teal, 30+ Dunlin, 5 x Redshanks, 2 x Carrion Crow, 1 Buzzard (Bosprey) 22 x Curlews.
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Peter O'Duffy

Friday, 25 January 2019

Ebbw estury

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Very high tide this am. 80 mute swan,500 Dunlin,160 Lapwing,215 Redshank and 1 fly over Glossy Ibis
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Roger Price

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Peterstone saltmarsh

Main Sighting: Water Pipits
High Tide: 17 Water Pipits, c20 Meadow Pipits,4 Skylark, Mistle Thrush, a few Redwing. Adult Peregrine glides past the Pipits about 2 foot up. c200 Curlew, 30 Oyster Catchers, 50 Lapwing. Flock of c.1000 Dunlin flew up from Rumney Estuary, 1 Lgrt.
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Roger Price

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Jack Snipe
Spring tide and hard frost: 3 Jack Snipe, 14 Common Snipe, 90 Lapwing, 3 Stonechat, Scandinavian race Rock Pipit, 6 Reed Bunting, Mistle Thrush.
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John Bennett

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Common Sandpiper
A Common Sandpiper seen at LR from the cafe(cost me over £3 ) and the smew was seen south of Usk from the usual place with 2 Goldeneye .
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mark davies

Monday, 21 January 2019

Crickhowell

Main Sighting: Waxwing
7 Waxwings in tree at end of Everest Drive on the A40
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Bob Russ

Monday, 21 January 2019

River Usk at Llanllywel

Main Sighting: Smew
Lone Smew still present on River Usk about 2km downstream of the bridge in Usk - viewed from embankment opposite entrance to Graig Olway Farm. Not in company of Goldeneye, but Little Grebe sharing same area.
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Bob Russ

Monday, 21 January 2019

River Usk at Llanbadoc

Main Sighting: Goldeneye and Goosander
At least 6 Goldeneye and similar number of Goosander - males and females of both species present in roughly equal numbers.
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Craig Constance and Gavin Vella

Monday, 21 January 2019

Llandegfedd Res

Main Sighting: Scaup
Late evening. 3 Scaup(1 Drake)and 2 possibly 3 Yellow-legged Gull in the roost.
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Keith Roylance

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Outdoor Programme - Tregaron & more

Main Sighting: Barnacle Geese
The first outdoor meeting for 2019 took us out of county to Tregaron, then on to Ynys Las and Ynys Hir before arriving at Aberystwyth for the Starling murmuration around the pier. 56 species were noted in total which were: Mute Swan, Greylag Geese Canada Geese, Barnacle Geese (2 at Ynys Hir), Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Common Scoter, possible Velvet Scoter, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling, Snipe, Curlew, Redshank, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling (many thousands at Aberystwyth), House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Bullfinch
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