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Sightings

N J Davies / Blair Jones

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Ruff
Fantastic dawn - mid day birding around the lagoons with 60 species seen, highlights including 3 buzzards, 52 redshanks, good count of 35 knot, excellent count of 321 black tailed godwits (many in partial breeding plumage), wigeon (numbers dropping), 8 gadwall, 1 lt grebe, lapwing, avocet (3 colour ringed birds), 11 curlew, 3 pairs tufted ducks, 3 skylarks singing, shoveler, oystercatchers, female peregrine, fem marsh harrier, cettis calling, 3 chiffchaffs singing, 1 stock dove, 2 then later 5 more sand martins over, 9 dunlin, 1 ruff, 11 ringed plovers, 1 lt ringed plover, 4 lt egrets, 2 rooks, a black swan flew in with 2 mutes, 1 heron, fem kestrel, 5 snipe, 2 wheatear on the psots by hide 3 and the glossy flew in at 0735, then flew off at 1045 and returned again at 1145hrs. Lagoon 1 was filled with waders and ducks, hence why we spent the first 3 hours on the lapwing platform. Fox seen along the seawall also.
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Roger Price

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Sluice Farm and Peterstone Saltmarsh

Main Sighting: Common Snipe
30+ Common Snipe put up from the marsh by the spring tide. The large flock of Water Pipits again, mainly in winter plumage. 80 Curlew, 50 OC, 30 Wigeon, 3 Reed Buntings.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Friday, 22 March 2019

ynysfro reservoirs

Main Sighting: G C Grebe
engineering work on bottom lake.Totals for both lakes.2 G C Grebe.1 little grebe.32 approx tufted duck.approx 20 coot.5 mute swans 6 mallard.several blackbirds singing .also a chiffchaff has been heard on the risca canal nr the pow pub
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Hadyn Jones

Friday, 22 March 2019

Mathern

Main Sighting: Hawfinch
On the BTO winter bird survey at Mathern 1 Hawfinch in the churchyard in the big yew tree this morning.
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John Bennett

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Coldra Court Hotel

Main Sighting: Blackcap
A singing Blackcap, a Green Woodpecker and Ratty near the carpark .
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Phil Bristow

Friday, 22 March 2019

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Water Pipit
29 Water Pipits feeding close to the seawall on this morning's high spring tide, though quickly returned to the saltmarsh as the tide ebbed. Also, 3cy and 2cy Med Gulls amongst Black-headed Gulls offshore.
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N J Davies / Blair Jones

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sand Martin
Dusk visit 4pm-6.45pm) - Birds of note included pheasant, buzzard, 69 redshanks, 6 dunlin, 98 shoveler, 33 teal, a good count of 259 shelduck,28 lapwing, pair of kestrels hunting, 2 little ringed plovers, male tufted duck, pair of pintail, 1 sand martin over, 1 reed bunting, 1 common snipe, 38 wigeon, 15 avocet with the majority out on the saltings, 6 oystercatchers, 1 knot, 140 curlew, 124 black tailed godwits (many starting to get there breeding plumage), male sparrowhawk and a chiffchaff contact call. Cracking male wheatear by the sea wall on the rocks by the manure pile and flossy the glossy came in to roost at 1745hrs.
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Iain Crawford

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Whitebrook to Bigsweir

Main Sighting: Goosander
3f goosander, 5m 2f mandarins, cormorant, 2 buzzards
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Golfcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wheatear
Cracking male by seawall and on the rocks in the field.
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David Adams

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Monmouth

Main Sighting: Chiffchaff
My first Chiffchaff of the year seen and heard singing in four places in Monmouth this morning, including my own street - Spring is here!
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