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Sightings

Sam Bosanquet

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Dingestow

Main Sighting: Cattle Egret
A Cattle Egret was with a large mixed gull flock in the harrowed field 200m west of Dingestow village between 13:30 and 15:00 at least, viewed from the gateway by Dingestow Court east lodge (SO45361000) (limited parking)
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John O’sullivan

Monday, 17 September 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Cattle Egrets
4 were present most of the day. Reported by others as seen to fly off around 2pm. Also Marsh Harrier, 2 hobbies, little stint, whinchat, a few yellow wag and a couple of wheatears. Also a stoat running about for a few minutes in front of the first hide. Nice
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Afternoon/Evening Visit. The birds have really gone tidal. Waders were scarce on the lagoons at low tide. Highlights were 2 x Hobby spending most of their time sat on the mud at Lagoon 1. 1 x Kestrel. 30 x Lapwing. Lagoon 3 after 6pm - 2 x Greenshank, 30 x Lapwing, 1 x Curlew, 1 x Little Stint. 3 x Shelduck. 20 x Canada Geese. Markedly quiet though even the mudflats near the reserve were largely vacant of birds.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Collins guide
Mike. Looks like the book belongs to Tom Chinnock (left there early this morning). Don't have a number for him he messaged me via twitter. Could you drop him a text if possible. Many thanks.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Marsh harrier
The female marsh harrier that was around Goldcliff this morning showed again. Also seen, 1 chiffchaff, stock dove, 3 mute swans and good numbers of small copper butterflies along with a striking comma and plenty of small whites, 1 red admiral and several speckled woods. Male and female common darters too.
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Mike Pointon

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Collins Bird Guide
Lost Property: Some has left a Collins Bird Guide in the Seawall(Avocet) Hide.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Golfcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migrants
2 buzzards 3 stock doves pair kestrels reed bunting 2 skylarks juv black tailed godwit 5 knot 1 greenshank 11 chiffchaff and 1 willow warbler along hedge 4 lt egrets 1 cettis 1 sedge warbler 56 swallows with 1 house and 11 sand Martins 49 teal 7 redshank 1 snipe. Foreshore 2 avocet 4 gt b b gulls 76 curlew 34 oystetcatchers 48 shelduck. 100+ meadow pipit with 48 pied and 11 white wagtails 3 curlew sandpiper 1 juv and 1 as lt stints. Back at hide 1 hobby on in mud fem marsh harrier fem sparrowhawk 46 dunlin 33 ringed overs and single turnstone.
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John O’Sullivan

Friday, 14 September 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Hobbies
4 juv Curlew Sands and Marsh Harrier today but 3 if not 4 hobbies literally the stand out performers. A young bird and a first summer? where on the dried mud behind the island from the first hide. At one stage the first summer was stood on the dried mud in front of the first hide. Amazing views and superb photo opportunity.
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Roger Price

Friday, 14 September 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Pintail
On the morning tide: Pintail 40,Teal 12,Shoveler 15,Mallard 18,Wigeon 4, Blacktailed Godwit 15, Redshank c.110, Ringed Plover 22, Dunlin 70, Shelduck ? Heron, Lgrt, small Swallow passage East. Wildfowlers blast sends all birds out to sea etc.
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Gavin Vella

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Cardiff Bay

Main Sighting: BN Grebe
BNG still showing well late evening, viewed best from Ferry Road roundabout. Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Common Tern and highlight for me was a Grobber giving off a single reel in the corner shrub on the wasteland alongside what now is a travellers lodge
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