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Blair Jones

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Late evening birdwatch at low tide. I found the Little Stint on the mud opposite the Redshank Platform in with Dunlin but keeps itself generally to itself. At lagoon 2 and Lagoon 3 approximtaly 6 Ruff showing well mixing it with a flock of Redshank. Black Tailed Godwits (approx 30 +) were feeding on the mudflats with 3 Red Knots and a Curlew. On Lagoon 3 saw a snipe briefly. Lots of Black Headed Gulls coming in to roost. On leaving back at the Redshank Platform there was approx 60 Black Tailed Godwits, 20 + Dunlin and Common Ringed Plovers and the Little Stint and 150+ BHG.
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N J Davies / G Wright

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Interesting afternoon with highlights including swallows, buzzard carrying an eel, 3 white wagtails, 9 ringed plovers, 19 lapwing, 9 shelduck (68 morre on mudflats), 4 oystercatchers, only 1 common sandpiper, male marsh harrier carrying a three quarter sized young coot, 14 teal, 7 snipe, good count of 8 herons all taking advantage of the eels exposed in the very low water on lagoon 2, 1 whimbrel flying back and forth and a 2nd on the mud flats, 8 ruff, 72 redshanks, 2 lt egrets, 83 black tailed godwits with 172 more on the mudflats, 4 greenshank roosting, 1 avocet, skylarks, chiffchaff contact call, reed warbler singing and 14 curlew. 179 dunlin landed in front of hide 2 with a cracking sanderling mixed in and 2 curlew sandpipers (one coming out of summer plumage and the other showing a lot more red). An adult wood sandpiper came in on lagoon 3 and preened for a while and then roosted - still present at 17.15. OTHER: small whites, large whites, speckled woods, gatekeepers, meadow browns, male broad bodied chaser (wasn't expecting that), blue tailed damselfly, 3 emerald damselflies and 1 rabbit.
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Allan Dowson

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: common sandpiper
5-Common Sandpipers from the first hide.12h00
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Emerald Damselfly
There were several Emerald Damselflies in the 'Car Park' area of the reserve this afternoon.Also Ruff 7 Curlew Sandpiper 1 (BP)
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Iain Crawford

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Old railway track, Penallt

Main Sighting: Buzzard
Buzzard, two ravens,bullfinch, juvenile song thrush
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Roger Price

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Red Knot and Avocet
On the morning tide with a westerly breeze: 2 summer plumaged Knot, 11 Dunlin, c.70 Redshank, 1 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 5 O.C. 3 Lgrt,1 Heron, trickle of Swallows west, c.450 BHGs. Ratio of juvs to adults 1 to 30.
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Michael Powell

Monday, 16 July 2018

Monmouthshire, VC35

Main Sighting: Odonata
At long last Monmouthshire has a county Dragonfly recorder, Steve Preddy. The post has been vacant since the last incumbent, the much loved Ian Smith! A number of birders note their dragonfly sightings on this site, which is most welcome. You can now email your records directly to Steve @ steve.preddy@me.com
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 13 July 2018

LR

Main Sighting: Common Tern
2 Common tern 3 GBBG 31 Cormorant 8 Common Gull 24 Herring Gull 84 LBBGull Hobby 3 Buzzard Kestrel Red Kite sand house martins and swallow 3 Little egret 7 Grey Heron adults 2 juvs pied wag 2vyellow wags
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 13 July 2018

Goldcliff Laggons

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Well documented day with Wood sznd (Which I didnt see ) and curlew sand (thanks to Lee Gregory ) Blackwit Ostlyster Redshank Greensgank common sand .4 gull spp. 2 common ternh Juv peregribe and fem ..M harrier
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sandwich Tern
Very good morning with highlights including 3 chiffchaffs, pheasant 1 blackcap, 2 reed warblers, 2 whitethroats, 446 black headed gulls (10 juvs), 238 dunlin, 1 greenshank, 7 common sandpipers, 12 oystercatchers, 13 ringed plovers, 6 lt ringed plovers, lesser whitethroat calling, 92 black tailed godwits, group of 16 pied wagtails together, 2 avocet, 24 teal, snipe numbers now at 7, sand martins, swallows, 2 house martins. Hide 3 was the most productive with a count of 19 little egrets (my highest count here), 79 redshanks, 1 summer plumage knot, 1 curlew sand just coming out of summer plumage, 2 whimbrel, 1 curlew, male marsh harrier, 1 sandwich tern circling for a few minutes then flew off over the sea wall and 5 ruff. 5 yellow wagtails together back at the viewing platform and 1 gt b b gull over. Lepidoptera: small whites, 1 peacock, 1 commn blue, 3 gatekeepers, numerous small coppers, 1 speckled wood and meadow browns. 1 common dolphin from the sea wall.
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