Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders

Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed

Home Sightings

Sightings

Blair Jones

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
CORRECTION -Apologies all my fingertips running away with myself the lagoon I saw the Ibis on was Priors ( Lagoon 2) :)
 | 

Blair Jones and Paul Coombes

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Just after dawn at John Marsh platform at Becs, Glossy Ibis came up out of the central reeds and headed off across the lagoon flying West. At dawn Lagoon 1 had 73 Curlews, 60+ Black Tailed Godwits , 7 x Greylags, 20 x Canadian Geese, 50+ Lapwings and 30 + Shelduck. Large numbers of Wigeon 140+, with Teal, Gadwall and Shoveler on Becs. Water Rail heard near reen at rear of Hide 1. Later watched Male Marsh Harrier quartering the reeds at Becs ( Lagoon 2). Other - 1 x Little Egret, 1 x grey Heron, 9 x Meadow Pipits, 2 x Fiedlfare.
 | 

Verity Picken

Sunday, 20 January 2019

River south of Usk

Main Sighting: Whooper Swan
This morning's WeBS count included 3 Whoopers, 4 Mandarin, 5 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Snipe.
 | 

John Frost

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Parc Seymour

Main Sighting: Firecrest
Police lane, Parc Seymour. Firecrest in roadside hedge forseveral minutes only 1M from me.
 | 

N J Davies

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Goldcliff Point

Main Sighting: Turnstone
A walk up to the Point (Hill Farm) saw 1 lt egret, 3 herons, 14 ringed plovers, 19 dunlin and the highlight being an excellent count of 42 turnstone.
 | 

N J Davies

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Marsh harrier
Female marsh harrier perched in a tree, cormorant, 106 wigeon, 3 male and 2 fem gadwall, coot, little grebe, 104 teal, 36 shoveler and unusually a distant kingfisher.
 | 

N J Davies

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Godwits
Not a bad mix from Goldcliff on the lagoons and surrounding vegetation including a skein of 54 herring gulls, a nice male sparrowhawk sat on the post from hide 1 (see naturewithnev.blogspot.com, 6 black-tailed godwits dropping into the Pill, 2 pintail over, 2 herons, 1 lt egret, 3 male and 1 fem gadwall, 3 snipe, 1 buzzard 83 teal, 38 lapwing and 84 shoveler. The hedge leading to the seawall had 11 song thrushes feeding in the hedgerow and on the ground with a dunnock, 2 fieldfares, 3 reed buntings and 26 meadow pipits mixed in. From the seawall - 14 avocet, 3 grey plovers, 25 redshanks and 8 oystercatchers.
 | 

John Bennett

Friday, 18 January 2019

Llanllowel

Main Sighting: Smew
Smew again at Llanllowel around midday. Also Goldeneye , Goosander and , of course , Mallard.
 | 

Iain Crawford

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Llanbadoc

Main Sighting: Goldeneye
3m 3f goldeneye, m and f goosander, heron. Red kite at Usk showground.
 | 

keith white

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Crickhowell

Main Sighting: Barbery Dove
Avril Crabtree 01873 810507 reported to me today a Barbery Dove had expired on the property. It is ringed, please contact her to let her know what to do with it. Thanks Keith White Chair Abergavenny Group GWT
 |