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Sightings

Simon Jmaes Bedford

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Llanyrafon Back Garden

Main Sighting: Various
Sparrowhawk x2 male & Female . Fem Buzzard OH 40 Goldfinch Coal Tit Blue Tit Nuthatch House sparrow Robin Greenfinch Siskin ( pair ) Song Thrush BHGull Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Magpie Great tit x3
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Pallid Swift
Pallid Swift seen from hide 2 in-between the rain showers. Pictures sent to Darryl Spittle who also saw it later at Boat House lane with Chris Jones and Phil Bristow.
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John

Friday, 09 November 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Fieldfare and Redwing
Both Fieldfare and Redwing in the hedgerow. The other species of note was Water Pipit (I only saw two but another birder gave the impression he had seen more) Very mobile in Prior's - I saw one from the sea-wall hide and tracked it moving towards me when I reached the Snipe platform.This was joined by another but they quickly went out of site under the bank. The most visible species on Prior's was Pied Wagtail, several pairs and they were very frisky! They stood out owing to the complete lack of anything else which is disappointing as water levels are predictably in recovery. Bec's was deserted, very disappointing compared to previous visits when there were at least a few Lapwings, Teal, etc. Only a Shelduck was seen from the first hide, although a massive flight of Canada Geese and Lapwing heading towards Red House Barn possibly accounts for the lack of anything in the water - probably spooked by a helicopter which was unhelpfully overhead.
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Owen Harris

Friday, 09 November 2018

St Woolo’s Cemetery

Main Sighting: Sparrowhawk
Female Sparrowhawk
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Roger Price

Friday, 09 November 2018

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Water pipits
At the high tide with southerly blow: 6+ Water Pipits feeding in the marsh, 14 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, c.60 Pintail, c 50 Shelduck, 250 Dunlin, 60 Lapwing, 7 Magpie, one each of Cettis, Heron, Lgrt, Cormorant, small flock of Goldfinch.
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Andrew Strong

Thursday, 08 November 2018

Severn Estuary

Main Sighting: Colour Ringed Curlew
Your help is required in reporting all sightings of COLOUR RINGED CURLEW. Some Curlew wintering on the Usk and Severn have been ringed, using six rings on the legs. The key colour rings to identify individuals are the single ring on the left tibia (upper leg), and the two rings on the right tibia. There is a metal ring on the right tarsus, and two colours on the left tarsus to denote the project . I am collating information locally on behalf of the BTO. Please email me (Andrew Strong) details of any colour ringed Curlew that you see, to aj.strong@icloud.com, and I’ll let you know the birds’ history.
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Owen Harris

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

St Woolo’s Cemetery

Main Sighting: Merlin
Female merlin
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

VARIOUS Gwent

Main Sighting: Fieldfare
Flock of 150 plus Fieldfare (no redwing ) moving past Penyclawdd Church .Also 25 brambling at Court Lawrence and a deceased little owl on the central reservation between Usk and Raglan on the A440 adj. To Llandenny .(Hoping its not one of the pair from Cefn Tilla .
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Iain Crawford

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Monmouth

Main Sighting: common gulls
35 common gulls 30 black-headed gulls 47 mallards 2 cormorants 6 mute swans goldfinch gsw 2 moorhens pheasant and mistle thrush
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 03 November 2018

Pwll Du

Main Sighting: Ring Ouzel
Two very flighty Ring Ouzels feeding on hawthorn berries above the tramroad between the quarry and Garndyrys. Also two flocks of 30+ Fieldfares, Green Woodpecker and Kestrel.
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