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Sightings

N J Davies

Monday, 18 September 2017

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Spotted flycatcher
Fairly quiet bird wise but interesting mix nevertheless with 1 common buzzard, 1 male sparrowhawk (trying to get close to the house martins aerial feeding to no avail0, at least 46 house martins counted, small but regular groups of swallows passing over. On the inlet was 1 little grebe, 1 little egret (2 more on the saltings), 1 greenshank, ls b b gull and moorhen. In the hedgerows - 11 chiffchaffs, cracking male common whitethroat, male and female blackcaps and a spotted flycatcher feeding. Skylarks overhead with 2 stock doves. Flock of 68 goldfinches with linnets mixed in. Estuaary - 1 gt b b gull (adult), 9 common redshanks, 2 turnstone, 46 oystercatchers, 36 curlew and an excellent count of 291 shelduck. Also recorded, numerous large and small whites, 7 red admirals, 3 speckled woods, southern hawker dragonfly, sea aster in flower on the foreshore and a group of shaggy inkcap fungus.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Osprey
Osprey flew quite low over the lagoons a 13:35 heading in a LR direction. Little Stint 2 Ruff 9 Spotted Redshank 1 Wheatear 2 Chiffchaff 4
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Garn Lakes

Main Sighting: Kingfisher
Kingfisher (a very occasional visitor) on the small fishing pond. Party of 5 Little Grebes on the top lake. Swallows trickling through - count of 30 in an hour.
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Garnlydan Reservoir

Main Sighting: Goosander
Group of seven female/immature Goosander on the reservoir. Three Whinchats nearby. Swallows moving through and many Meadow Pipits around.
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ton, Llangybi

Main Sighting: Linnet
The cover crop/garden flock has increased rapidly - 150+ this morning.
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David Adams

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Monmouth

Main Sighting: Chiffchaff
I heard a snatch of Chiffchaff song, repeated three times, from trees in gardens at the head of the Osbaston Road this morning. Couldn't see the bird
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g t thorne

Thursday, 14 September 2017

crosskeys and risca

Main Sighting: house martins
small flocks of house martins passing through the valley heading south.
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Mike Pointon

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Swarovski 65mm eyepiece cover
This eyepiece was left in the seawall hide I have put it in the leaflet holder there.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher is hedgerow near bridge. Chiffchaff 2 Willow Warbler 1 Wheatear 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff 1 Greenshank 6. Butterflies: Red Admiral 1 Comma 2 Small Copper 2 Speckled Wood 2 Dragons: Migrant Hawker 8 Common Darter 3
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Llandegfedd

Main Sighting: Common Tern
As well as the 3 Osprey s Gavin pointed out to me there is a build up of commoner species of Ducks and Gulls plus A Common Tern nr. The north shore this afternoon .
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