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Home Sightings

Sightings

Paul Lane

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Caldicot Levels

Main Sighting: Hen Harrier
2 Male Hen Harriers and a Peregrine over the levels this morning between Magor Pill and the rifle range.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Mamhilad Pontypool

Main Sighting: Red kite
Single kite over the car park.
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Andrew Crowder

Monday, 29 October 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Hen Harrier
Baird's Sandpiper showing really well from Redshank platform mid morning. Feeding with two Dunlin for good comparison. Was spooked by a ring tailed Hen Harrier and disappeared from view
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mark davies

Monday, 29 October 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Whooper Swans
2 Whooper Swans over 1st lagoon this morning + Baird's Sandpiper
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Hadyn Jones

Monday, 29 October 2018

Collister Pill

Main Sighting: Whooper Swan
2 Whooper Swans flew east over Collister saltmarsh in the morning, followed by a superb male Hen Harrier quartering West Pill saltmarsh.
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Woodcock
One Woodcock over at very last light, heading up from Clydach Gorge for the moors. Two male Bramblings earlier.
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HADYN JONES

Sunday, 28 October 2018

West Pill

Main Sighting: Short eared Owl
For the 3rd time in succession a Short eared Owl in West Pill area, this time upsetting the local crows, flying west from Rogiet firing range to Collister. Seen regularly now from 1hr before sunset omwards hunting in the saltmarsh and adjacent fields.
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Kestrel
High tide visit AM. Greenshank x 1, Lapwing x 162, Teal x 65, Sheluck x 3, Carrion Crow x 4, Linnets x 20, Meadow Pipits x 20, Pied Wagtails x 5, Magpie x 2, Sparrowhawk x 1, Little Egrets x 3, Kestrel (female) x 1, Starling x 60, Canada Geese x 5, Dunlins x 22, Greylags x 46, Jackdaws x 3. Peregrine is camping out/goal hanging at Becs on the Island and resulting in hardly any waders. Every wader that went near it flew off. Out on the grass near the tideline other side of the wall opposite the seawall hide roosting at high tide were Oystercatchers x Curlews x 50 , Shoveler x 2 and Herring Gulls x 7. Female Marsh Harrier (seen by another birder earlier). Merlin - caught the back of it swooping over Prior and heading off in direction of the point/farm.
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Martin Bell

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Goldcliffe lagoons

Main Sighting: Yankee wader
Baird's (tried to enter Baird's Sandpiper into main sighting but the system wouldn't accept it) seen out on the mudflats from the sea wall around 1pm, with 5 Dunlin and 4 Grey Plover. A Golden Plover over calling, otherwise quiet. Visiting birder reported a Wood Lark with Skylarks on the deck, before flying off from Avocet hide. No sign of either spp later
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoon

Main Sighting: Water Rail
Dawn visit. Large flock of lapwings (60 +) at Lagoon 1 and Canadian geese ( 60+), 2 x Carrion Crows. Quiet though even at high tide re waders. Lagoons 3 the Peregrine remained "camping" in its spot on the Island. A flock of Dunlins (30+) flew in and went to Lagoon 1 to join the lapwings. Large numbers of Pied Wagtails (20+), Meadow Pippits (20+) , Starlings (30 +), Linnets 20 +), and on Priors (Lagoon2)- a Water Rail near the gap in the reeds. Huge flocks of Wood Pigeons. 2 x Flocks with approx 200 birds in each. Shelducks (10+), Grey Herons ( 2 x). Teal (40+). Greylags (20 +). No Bairds when I was there but lots of birders from all over uk looking!
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