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Home Sightings

Sightings

Allan Dowson

Friday, 13 July 2018

peterstone gout

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
3-Whimbrels at 18h00
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Mr Allan Dowson

Thursday, 12 July 2018

goldcliff lagoons/sluice farm/peterstone gout

Main Sighting: little stint
Goldcliff;waders included 1-Little Stint,5-Ruff,1-Curlew Sandpiper and a Knot.Sliuce Farm;2-Shelducks with 5-juveniles,Peterstone Gout;2-Shelducks with 7-well grown juveniles.
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Verity Picken

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Llangybi

Main Sighting: Mandarin
Adult and juv Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, female Mandarin in flight over fields (my first here) and a fox which trotted to within 15m of me.
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Roger Price

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Sandwich Terns
Two adult Sandwich Terns appeared on the mud in the resting BHG flock this afternoon, the first having bathed vigorously at the edge of the flooded pill. 14 juv BHGs counted now. Redshank c.75, Common Sandpiper 5, Dunlin 1, Lapwing 24, Curlew 3, O.C.2, Lgrt2, Heron 1, Cormarant 1, Lapwing 24, Sand Martins 25 west.
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Mynydd Islwyn

Main Sighting: Redstart
Not seen many redstarts this year, so a female in a garden this evening was a nice surprise. Also for yesterdays Goldcliff sightings - 5 grey herons also.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Ruff
Interesting afternoons birding with highlights including 80 swallows, 1 gt b b gull (over hide 1), 120 starlings (adults and juvs), 573 black headed gulls (12 were juvs), group of 6 ruff feeding together with a 7th feeding alone a short distance away (my highest count of this species at the lagoons), 1 curlew sandpiper, 1 common sandpiper, 23 sand martins, 16 house martins, 113 dunlin (mostly schinzii but several apina mixed in), 2 singing reed warblers, group of 16 pied wagtails together and 1 scruffy looking yellow wagtail mixed in, 3 whitethroats, 86 black tailed godwits with 1 bar tailed mixed in, 12 little egrets was an interesting count, 2 summer plumage knot looking stunning, 1 greenshank, 40 teal, ringed plover, 4 lt ringed plovers, female wigeon still present, 1 snipe still present, 143 redshanks, 2 avocets, 2 stock doves, 1 curlew (25 more on the saltings), 6 oystercatchers, chiffchaff (contact call), crow eating the remains of a greylag goose and a kestrel hovering. Seawall - 2 whimbrel close in (no sign of the black swans). OTHER: speckled wood, large and small whites, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, emperor dragonfly and 3 freshly emerged gatekeepers by hide 1 (my first of the year).
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Herons
Quiet from the hide but of note was a skylark, 2 grey herons, pheasant, 1 stock dove and a beautiful comma butterfly.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper in BP Ruff 6 Knot 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 52 Redshank 150 Avocet 2 LRP 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Common Whitethroat 4 (family party) Reed Warbler 2 Sand Martin 150. Other: Common Emerald Damselfly 4
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Blair Jones

Monday, 09 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews
Its very dry down the lagoons. At high tide this evening - Lots of birds, 12 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 1 Knot in nice breeding plumage in amongst Redshanks and Dunlin. 2 Black Swans were in Lagoon 2. 8 Little Egrets. 5 were congregatuing in Lagoon2 at the shaloow pools. 4 Grey Herons. 50 xBlack Tailed Godwits. 200 + Black Headed Gulls. 1 x Lesser Black Headed and juvenile. 1 x Mediteranean Gull (Suspected). 30+ Starlings. 4 x Ravens/ 1 x Kestrel.1 x Buzzard. Canada Geese, Greylags and Coots. Flock of 14 Linnets. Pied Wagtail.4 x Shelduck. 50+ Dunlin and 50 + Redshanks. Lagoon 2 - 1 x Greenshank. Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins feeding on all the flies above baked mud.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 09 July 2018

Bedwas

Main Sighting: Swift
A flock of 150 Swift chasing flying ants. Earlier we saw 300 Lesser B/B and Herring Gulls doing the same.
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