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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Spotted Redshank
On a very cold damp windy day we saw 4 Snipe on Monk's Lagoon and nothing else. However,things got better. Marsh Harrier 1 imm Spotted Redshank 1 Greenshank 3 lots of Teal, Shoveler and Wigeon. Canada Goose 150 Greylag 40 Fieldfare 20. In Bedwas yesterday a Red kite.
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Simon James Bedford

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

GWENT

Main Sighting: Goshawk
Big female Goshawk in the open East Gwent ..Also Kestrel at Clytha Arms .Red Kite pair at Llanvair Discoed ..Sparrowhawk lane hunting between Llangybi and Llandegfedd on Ton Rd ...Last but not least Merlin on the Punchbowl Rd just down from transmitter
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G T Thorne

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Risca

Main Sighting: FM Goosander
Good view of FM Goosander lying on rock in middle of River Ebbw.Plenty of photos it eventually slipped into water to fish.Also single Dipper nearby and bringing food onto small rock by river bank.I presume it is holding territory as dippers are seen on a regular basis
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Sam Bosanquet

Monday, 15 January 2018

Dingestow Court

Main Sighting: Hawfinches
I'm guessing that Gavin's sighting from "a private estate" on 10/1 was from Dingestow Court. I posted occasional counts from here in the early part of the winter, but numbers have increased dramatically over the last 2 weeks and Hawfinches are now constantly audible. I think 60+ may be an overestimate - 30-40 would fit what I'm seeing each day. Although the garden itself is private, the Hawfinches are audible/visible from the Gwent Wildlife Trust office area or from where the public footpath crosses the east drive (SO45150983). To be honest, if a few birders want to enjoy the Hawfinches here then you're very welcome (it's my garden and I'm a long-term Gwent birder), but please park in the 'Visitor's Carpark' (SO44990961). There are usually 2 or 3 Mandarins on the lake at the moment too.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 15 January 2018

Cefn Isla

Main Sighting: HAWFINCH
5 Hawfinch keeping to the larch and cedar tops this evening .Green woodpecker pair Raven Female Sparrowhawk 3 Common Buzzard 1 John Marsh and a Brian Thomas.
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Gavin Vella

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Llandegfedd

Main Sighting: Snipe
Green Pool showed 6 Snipe, 2 Water Rail but water mostly frozen so no Waterfowl. From the damn 1 Pintail, 7 GBB Gulls (most I’ve seen), 12 GC Grebes, 24 Tufted Ducks, 38 Wigeon, 23 Teal. Probably more to count in the inlets.
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Steve Preddy

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Mount, Pen-y-lan

Main Sighting: Various
The turnip fields on the hill top at Pen-y-lan (southwest of Bassaleg, Newport) were rather productive this afternoon: 100+ Skylark, 60+ Redwing, 50+ Chaffinch, 30+ Pied Wagtails, and smaller numbers of Meadow Pipit, Stock Dove and Reed Bunting. A couple of other sightings from this weekend: Two Lesser Redpoll behind Bassaleg school, below Court Wood this afternoon On Friday, on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal in Cwmbran, in the Two Locks/Henllys Road area, a Muscovy Duck and a very confiding redhead Goosander
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Draethen

Main Sighting: Chaffinch
A flock of 81 Chaffinches in a field near Draethen.
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Mynydd Llangatwg

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
A single Hawfinch guzzling hawthorn berries on a bush just above the road approx SO 221136. Very little other activity apart from a Jay.
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John Davies

Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Llanover

Main Sighting: Barn Owl
Early morning sighting of a single Barn Owl flying across the A4042 between Llanellen and Llanover
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