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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Magor Reserve

Main Sighting: Hobby
There were ten Buzzards and three Red Kites riding a thermal with large gulls. Later we saw two Sparrowhawks and a Hobby chasing Swallows. At The River Wye Monmouth: Mandarin Duck 2 Garden Warbler 6 Blackcap 8 sadly there wee no dragonflies at either site.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mynydd Llangatwg

Main Sighting: Whitethroat
An excellent tally of 39 species this morning for the seven GOS members who trekked over the mountain. A Whitethroat on the moor was unexpected, probably passing through. Good count of 5 Stonechats, 5 Wheatears and 3 Whinchats. Many Linnets. Cuckoo seen and heard over Clydach Gorge with another on the north side of the mountain. A few House Martins around at last as well as Swifts and Swallows.
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tony & jan jenkins

Saturday, 12 May 2018

portwall chepstow

Main Sighting: swifts
After living in town for nearly 25 years, the swifts have never arrived so late, only a single bird the last couple of days, normal arrival is 29th April to 2nd May without fail.
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clive silver

Friday, 11 May 2018

Aber-Bargoed

Main Sighting: Goosander
This is the second goosander I have seen on our local river.Also seen Jay grey wagtail & dippers
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N J Davies

Friday, 11 May 2018

Peterstone sluice farm

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
Windy and quiet but birds of note included 3 common whitethroats (one male chasing a female and the other displaying), 2 chiffchaffs, 1 cettis warbler, 4 blackcaps and a mallard egg shell found. On/over the mudflats, 3 whimbrel, 1 gt black-backed gull, 1 lt egret, 4 oystercatchers, 2 curlew, 9 shelduck and 3 redshanks.
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Garry Smith

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Newport Wetlands - Uskmouth

Main Sighting: Bittern
Bittern flew left to right in front of hide at approx. 09.50hrs then turned heading towards Goldcliff. In addition Whitethroat, Linnet, Stonechat and Cuckoo heard behind the hide on the coastal path
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Roger Price

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Pilot Whale
A web search suggests that a slow moving cetaceous fin with a hooked profile, seen close in off the Gout on April the 21st, probably belonged to a Long Finned Pilot Whale, a species common in the Irish Sea and off the South West coast line.
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Lee Taswell

Monday, 07 May 2018

Coed Y Llanerch

Main Sighting: Nightjar
Nightjar heard churring nearby at 21.18 and frog like croaks. Not seen or heard after that. Family nearby also reported hearing and seeing a bird around that time. Cuckoo also heard and Siskins present.
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G T Thorne

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

tesco Pontymister

Main Sighting: swifts
small flock of swifts flying over river and industrial estate by pontymister bridge at 13.45pm first seen of year
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John Lawton

Monday, 07 May 2018

NWR, Uskmouth

Main Sighting: Wheatear
On a brief visit this morning the first bird of note was a Blackcap singing in Perry Lane, Cuckoo calling distantly, Cetti's warbler and the usual tits and finches.From the floating bridge Little Grebe, Canada Geese and Tufted duck flying over. From the short pontoon Reed Buntings feeding on the reeds opposite and Reed Warblers occasionally visible as they crossed from one reed bed to another. A pinging Bearded Tit flew over the bridge by the lighthouse in the direction of the power station and returned a short time later. On the coastal path saw a handsome male Wheatear sitting on a fence post and in the coastal brambles several pairs of Linnets in frisky mood, one female with nesting material. More Linnets on brambles beneath pylons and Sedge Warblers singing and visible in the reed beds. Whitethroat on the return path to the visitors centre. Orange Tip, Green Veined White and Small white butterflies, my first couple of Dragonflies of the year but not close enough for an ID. Finally a singing Lesser Whitethroat in the hedge opposite the Uskmouth entrance.
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