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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Boat Lane, Goldcliff.

Main Sighting: Chiffchaffs
1 yellow wagtail overhead calling, 2 stock doves, 14 oystercatchers, 41 dunlin, 131 shelduck and good movement of feeding chiffchaffs along both sides of the hedgerow, feeding and numbering 14 individuals.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Red Barn Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Whinchat
1 heron, 1 lt egret, 15 sand martins moving through with 11 house martins and 75 swallows, 1 chiffchaff, 1 willow warbler first in sub-song then full song, 2 stock doves, male whinchat feeding adjacent to the hedgerow (0645), 5 ravens, 2 lapwing, green woodpecker 'yaffling', linnets (family groups), house martins, ad fem marsh harrier, 1 yellow wagtail and 1 white wagtail. 3 hawkers also.
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Mark Davies

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Swifts
4 swifts above the house this evening - 1 pair still going to nest in house around the corner from us
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Yellow wagtail
Marsh Harrier 1 juv Peregrine 1 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 4. It was good to see a large flocks of Goldfinches and Linnets feeding on the thistles up to 200 birds along with Yellow Wagtail 6 Pied Wagtail 15 Meadow Pipit 2 Skylark and Stock Dove 2. A roving flock in the hedgerow produced Willow Warbler 6 Chiffchaff 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit 6 and Blue Tit 2. Waders included Redshank 60 Greenshank 2 Dunlin 50.
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Blair Charles Jones

Sunday, 20 August 2017

River Usk, Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Common Sandpipers
Common Sandpipers (4), Grey Heron (2), Little Egret (2) , Sand Martins (10), Kingfisher (2), Dipper(1), Grey Wagtails (4), Buzzard (1), Cormorants(3).
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Ton, Llangybi

Main Sighting: Lesser Whitethroat
One in the garden this morning - unusual here.
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Tim Young

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Common Redstart
Just to add to Mike's extensive list made at more-or-less the same time as we were there, the stock doves went up to 6 later, 1 turnstone, 1 ringed plover and 6 snipe from the 'new' screens, with 2 common redstart in the hedge.
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Nick McNeil-Watson

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: 4 Buzzards
4 buzzards were very active around the first lagoon, other sightings included common sand, green shank, whinchat and a kestrel.
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Kevin Wood

Friday, 18 August 2017

Brynmawr ponds

Main Sighting: Kingfisher
First time that I've seen a Kingfisher at this site,which was in flight above the small stream behind the Halfords store, lost it amongst the trees at that point.
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N J Davies

Friday, 18 August 2017

Machen

Main Sighting: Swift
1 late swift heading south 1210hrs. Numerous small groups of swallows and house Martin also.
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