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Home Sightings


Ray Duggan

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Scenic drive Cwmcarn

Main Sighting: Goosander
Five goosanders 2male 3female on the pond.

Garry Smith and Paddy Sloan

Tuesday, 09 January 2018


Main Sighting: Buzzard
Eleven Buzzards worming in one field near the village

Darryl Spittle

Monday, 08 January 2018

Wentlooge Level

Main Sighting: European Whitefronts
Three European Whitefronts in field with 30 Greylags and 206 Canadas on Wentlooge Level at approx. ST282817 (viewable from B4239).

Verity Picken

Monday, 08 January 2018


Main Sighting: Hawfinch
At least one male Hawfinch in the garden today, possibly a second bird. Also three Brambling. The daily Chaffinch flock numbers about 200 but the Linnets have disappeared.

Mal Jenkins

Sunday, 07 January 2018

Abertillery Park

Main Sighting: Dipper
2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Colour-ringed Dipper (yellow and white rings), 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock

Bernie Jones

Sunday, 07 January 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Great White Egret
Sunny cold and windy morning at Lagoons At sea wall hide at 10.00 a great white Egret landed in front of hide - great clear views in morning sunshine - flew off to east into reed beds after 10 mins. Just earlier a kestrel and two marsh harriers were seen. Lots of duck seen especially wigeon and shovellor. No waders seen - water level was high. In field near parked cars a large flock of redwing and fieldfare seen.

Roger Price

Saturday, 06 January 2018


Main Sighting: Jack Snipe
Sluice Farm: flock of 50+ Meadow Pipits, Stonechat,Reedbunting,Mistle Thrush, 85 Teal on the sea, 47 Lapwing. Peterstone Saltmarsh, Jack Snipe, flock of 120+ Meadow Pipits,7 Grey Plover, flock of 2000+ Dunlin commuting between RGW and the Gout.Good numbers of Oyster Catcher and Curlew, Pintail going past on the falling tide.

N J Davies

Saturday, 06 January 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Waders
Viewing over the lagoon from the road saw 95 lapwing, 30 wigeon, 12 shoveler, 58 teal, pair of gadwall and a green woodpecker calling.

N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 06 January 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Goldeneye
Highlights included 7 greylag geese, male sparrowhawk (with female seen later), 10 sheldcuk (40 more on mudflats), 72 Canada geese, 78 wigeon (500+ on the sea), 77 teal, fem marsh harrier with kestrel and buzzard at the same time along with a peregrine going down into the pill with a freshly caught lapwing, lapwing 86 (minus the 1), only 21 dunlin considering it was high tide, a male pintail and 2 females, 15 black tailed godwits, 31 grey plovers were nice however, 14 common redshanks, 1 lt egret and 1 heron, pair of gadwall, 3 greenshanks together, 15 ringed plovers and a pair of stonechats. The top left corner from hide 3 saw 50 curlew feeding with the bulk of the lapwing, with a single ringed plover, dunlin and golden plover amongst them. A female goldeneye from the sea wall platform was a lovely surprise.

Ceri Jones

Friday, 05 January 2018

Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Cattle Egret
At Sluice Farm this afternoon on the B4239 Cardiff/Newport coast road a Cattle Egret with 7 Little Egrets in roadside field. Grid ref for the field is ST 25213 79187. The Cattle Egret was first reported yesterday and flew off westwards late this afternoon. There are often egrets in this field so might well be worth a look on the weekend. The field can be viewed from the roadside and from the sea wall. There is roadside parking nearby at ST 25308 79307 and access to the sea wall is along the track on the west side of Tarwick Reen.