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Home Sightings

Sightings

Iain Crawford

Sunday, 09 September 2018

Goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
Hobby, ten shovelers, redshank, greenshank, dunlin.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Sunday, 09 September 2018

River Ebbw Risca

Main Sighting: Goosander
12.40pm By Fire Station car park 1 Fm Goosander among 8 Mallard then flew upstream,further down river another 6 Fm Goosander fishing then swam downstream.1pm were found nr metal foot bridge swimming and roosting on rocks.Also nearby 1 Heron ,2 Moorhen usually seen on near canal and 6 mallard. This is possibly the start of Goosander sightings locally
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Dan Webb

Sunday, 09 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wrong date
Should have read 9th Sept
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Dan Webb/Andrew Strong

Monday, 10 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
Morning tide: 2 juv curlew sand, 1 juv sanderling, 3 knot (1 juv), good numbers of dunlin and ringed plover, 2 juv ruff, c60 curlew (1 colour ringed), c340 shelduck, c20 wigeon, fair number of teal, c30 lapwing, 3 hobbies, 2 adult peregrines, 1 white wag, few pieds and mipits and only about 6 swallows.
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Iain Crawford

Sunday, 09 September 2018

Redwick to Gold cliff

Main Sighting: Heron
Heron, 54 shelduck,10 curlew, 3 oystercatchers, 150 herring gull 60 BH gulls, 10 mistle thrush 20 starlings, m linnet
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Bob Wright

Saturday, 08 September 2018

Goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew
Evening visit from approx 6.45 to 7.45pm. Monks pool - one curlew Becs pool - ten curlew visible. Also fifty + lapwing. Shoveler ducks, little ringed plovers and a grey plover. On return to vehicle a kestrel was visible hunting over fields on the North side of monks pool. Other small birds were visible on Becs, but not identifiable due to distance and poor light.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 08 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews Roosting
Attended at dawn/high tide. Lagoon 1 (Monks) Approximately 200 Curlew opposite Hide 1 and 50 opposite the Redshank Platform roosting. 2 x Ruff, 50+ Teal, 20 Shoveler. Cettis calling in hedgerow. Lagoon 2 (Priors) - 20 Mallard. Lagoon 3 (Becs) Approximately 200+ Curlew (separate flock to Lagoon 1) took off on approach to seawall hide. 10 Shelduck, Common Ringed Plover x 20, Dunlin x 10.Little Egrets x 2, Greater Black Backed Gull x 2, Herring Gulls x 5, Yellow Legged Gull x 1 ( Thomas Chinnick id'd it) Lesser Black Backed Gull x 1. Black Headed Gull x 2 , Ravens x 2. Yellow Wagatils x 5, Sanderling x 1, Pied Wagtails x 10, Meadow Pippits x 4. At the end of the morning Hobby swooped by entrance and I watched it hunting Pied Wagatails along the hedgerows. Kestrel seen hovering near Hide 1.
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Croesyceiliog Shops

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Male Peregrine adult chasing feral doves at roof height up North Road ....Yeah ..I know right !!!!awesome to see when you expect a Sparrowhawk
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Kevin Dupé

Friday, 07 September 2018

Vandalised hide at Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Hide is now OK to use
I've removed the vandalised bench from the 1st hide at Goldcliff and checked over the rest of the hide. It is now OK to use. Thanks Blair for your efforts.
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
Evening visit. Hobby remains ( other birders informed me there may be 2) and indeed the bird I saw tonight looks different than the bird I saw on the weekend- less red on it. Th e flock of Dunlins and Common Ringed Plovers was at Lagoon 1 and 2. Small numbers compared to 20+ Dunlin and 20 + CRP. 3 x Little Egret 40 x Teal, 10 x Mallards, 10 x Shovlers. 10 x Wigeon. 1 x Kestrel, 1 x Sparrow Hawk. 30 x Lapwings, 10 x Curlew, 1 x Grey Heron, 3 x Shelduck on Lagoon 3, 1 x Common Snipe flew over. 50+ Canadian Geese. 4 x Black Headed Gulls. Later Swallows and Martins in small numbers. Whinchat on fence behind platform 3. 2 x Ravens.
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