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Mike Pointon

Friday, 31 October 2014

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Merlin
Merlin 1 female Marsh Harrier 1 female Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Ruff 1 Turnstone 2 Ringed Plover 8 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Dunlin 150 Grey Plover 1 Snipe 80+ a flock of 50 flew over platform two Spotted Redshank 2. Also Clouded Yellow 1 Red admiral 2

Roger Price

Friday, 31 October 2014

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Brent Goose
1 Juv Brent Goose in pill(pale bellied),11 Brent Geese down channel,non race identified, 122 Dunlin, 33 Ringed Plover,1 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Snipe, 225+ Redshank, all the duck,1 Stonechat and 1fem. Merlin (NG). A Water Pipit dropped down onto the seawall with a Meadow Pipit.

Allan Dowson

Friday, 31 October 2014


Main Sighting: Great Grey Shrike
Out of county.1-Great Grey Shrike at the north cleared area.Also 1-Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at stream area close to centre.09h50-11h15

Kevin Dupe

Monday, 03 November 2014

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Main Sighting: Possible Disturbance
NRW staff will be carrying out essential monitoring and management work at Goldcliff Lagoons on Monday 3rd November between approximately 9.15am and 10.15am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Nr Llandegfedd

Main Sighting: Barn Owl
Barn Owl hunting around 8pm last night near Llandegfedd

Daniel Webb

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Fieldfare
Heard first field fare of the autumn, female merlin on small island in front of 1st hide, 1 peregrine, 1 marsh harrier, adult yellow legged gull, 1 kestrel, 2 spotted redshanks, 6 greenshanks, 1 black tailed godwit, 1 golden plover, c70 snipe, c1200 starling, 4 goldcrests, 3 stonechats, meadow pipit and pied wagtails through, wigeon, teal, shoveler, gadwal, lapwing and curlew

Chris and Julie West and digger.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Wood pigeon
At least 10,000 wood pigeon heading south over 2 hours.

Lee Parsons

Monday, 27 October 2014

Hafodarthen Farm, Brynithel

Main Sighting: Wood Pigeon
1000+ Wood Pigeon on floor and in trees !

N J Davies

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Main Sighting: Redshanks
Good numbers of common redshanks today with a high of 264. Also out on the mudflats was 1 greenshank, 41 dunlin, 4 little egrets, 358 wigeon, 18 pintail, 111 shoveler, 18 shelduck, female peregrine passing through and 2 cormorants. In the Gout itself was a kingfisher feeding and hovering over the water on occasion, grey wagtail, siskin overhead and small movements of skylarks. Male stonechat on a fence post and nice to see a clouded yellow butterfly. Single hare seen on the field edge.

Roger Price

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Wood Pidgeons
Approx. 3360 Wood Pigs west, modest movement of Chaffinch,6 Mistle Thrush, 1 Rock Pipit,2 probable Water Pipit in the marsh,3 Legrt, 1 Heron. Many crows and starlings, appreciable southerly wind.