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Home Sightings

Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Hen Harrier
Ringtail Hen Harrier over, mobbed by a group of six Crows. Also a party of four Stonechats. Later, the harrier was over the moor to the north of Garnlydan Reservoir before disappearing to the north.
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Golfcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Tawny owl
Owl perched on pole. 147 curlew on the pools (my highest count) 12 wigeon 104 teal 49 greylags 49 shelduck (mudflats) 31 shoveler 46 lapwing 3 spotted redshank 145 dunlin 130 ringed plover 14 black tailed godwits 7 knot 14 grey plover 21 redshank stock dove cettis calling 2 turnstone 4 snipe chiffchaff singing 9 greenshank 3 ruff 2 Egyptian geese by farm 2 gt black backed gulls male peregrine 1 avocet and 1 wheatear. 80+ meadow pipits moving through with 4 skylark and 2 siskins.
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allan dowson

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: yellowhammer
In addition to Mike's sightings this morning,there was 1f-Yellowhammer in the lagoon-side grass from 1st. hide.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Ruff
Low tide: Ruff 7 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 4 Redshank 12 Curlew 8 Wheatear 1 Meadow Pipit 20 Buzzard 3 eating carrion Raven 2 Red Admiral 4 Large White 1 Migrant Hawker 3
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tony & jan jenkins

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Pantygoitre to the Bryn

Main Sighting: Kingfishers
Unusual sighting of 2 kingfishers in a hawthorn tree some 20 metres away from the bank of the river, also 3 female mergansers and a moorhen on the river, a small passage of hirundines, mostly house martins but one sand martin seen as well. Later at Goldcliffs lagoons, 2 wheatear on sea wall, 5 ruff and at least 3 jack snipe amongst the usual residents.
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Nicholas Beswick

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Garn Lakes

Main Sighting: Dipper
Two Dippers in flight over the top lake, also Little Grebe. Red Kite and Kestrel over.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Mynydd Llangatwg

Main Sighting: Stonechat
Count of ten Stonechats and nine Meadow Pipits, Red Kite, 2 Buzzards, 3 Ravens. Last nesting House Martins left on Thursday
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Bryn Burgess

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting: Wheatear
Nice walk up the Sugar Loaf today although windy on the top. 3 Wheatear in the lee of the top. Single Peregrine and Kestrel. A few Meadow Pipits about and 5 Mistle Thrush feeding on the Rowan berries - all the Rowan trees heavy with berries ready for the winter thrushes
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N J Davies

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
Highlights this afternoon included 13 grey plover from hide 2 (2 more flying past sea wall), 12 greenshanks (one group of 6 feeding together the remainder elsewhere on the lagoons), 6 little egrets, 134 ringed plovers with 160 dunlin, 1 male ruff and 3 reeves, 65 meadow pipits over the field, 66 redshanks, 3 spotted redshanks, 30 snipe, 5 black tailed godwits, female wheatear adjacent to hide 3 with a male stonechat, 1 curlew sandpiper with the lapwing (new platform), 2 white wagtails, 1 stock dove, 1 chiffchaff and a nice surprise was a late whimbrel dropping in briefly from hide 1.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Further update - The hen harrier made another appearance at 1535hrs as did an adult little stint seen again at 1740hrs. Also of note, teal numbers up to 149, 76 lapwing, common snipe numbers up to 33, 7 greenshanks, ruff numbers included 2 males and 6 reeves, 6 dunlin, 18 shoveler, 3 spotted redshanks, 2 avocets (adult and juv), 2 female wigeon (my first of the autumn), 2 black tailed godwits, 6 redshanks, female peregrine, 2 yellow wagtails calling, 11 house martins migrating, 2, chiffchaffs and 2 female wheatears in the grass area adjacent o hide 3. Other: numerous common darters, 3 red admirals and 1 painted lady butterflies, 2 grass snakes and a fox in the right hand corner from hide 1 patrolling the fence line.
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