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Home Sightings

Sightings

Adrian Plant

Sunday, 05 July 2015

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Manx Shearwater
433 manx shearwater down channel in 1h. Must have missed many as didn't look at the sea properly for the first 1-2h. Suspect birds left the Irish sea in brisk F5-6 winds last night; wind veered to SE in Lundy and mid Bristol Channel in the small hours enabling them to forage into the wind and get into our area. After dawn wind veered SSW and finally W and they cruised back out with its help. Also 2 whimbrel and a common sandpiper
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Chris Field

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Llancayo, Nr Usk

Main Sighting: Swift
100+ Swift flying, presumably feeding, at 15 - 30m in a cloud over about four fields between Llancayo and turning to Trostrey church over B4598 at 3pm. At least half that number there at 4.30pm.
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Hywel Davies, Tim Griffiths

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper from first hide at 9am, lrp with three chicks, spotted redshank, marsh harrier
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N J Davies

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Shanks
Excellent morning today with two guests from Caerphilly (thanks for the company too Dan) with a spotted redshank in full breeding plumage looking stunning, 4 greenshanks also seen along with my highest count here of 150 common redshanks. 50+ sand martins aerial feeding and singing reed warbler. Hide one- female marsh harrier hunting, 368 black headed gulls, 26 oystercatchers (one with a chick), little ringed plover and 3 chicks, 2 ringed plovers. Hide two- 21 little egrets (my highest count here), 4 black tailed godwits, 1 bar tailed godwit, 3 wigeon, 2 knot, 9 dunlin and 1 first-year gt black backed gull. Hide three- little grebe, 15 avocet and curlew.
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ed stevens

Thursday, 02 July 2015

sudbrook

Main Sighting: Mediterranean gull
afternoon adult summer plumage Mediterranean gull on shore between Sudbrook and Black Rock
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Craig Constance

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Llandegfedd Res

Main Sighting: Terns
2 Common Tern and 2 Arctic Tern all adult birds roosting on fishnet so might stil be around tomorrow morning. 1 Adult Little Egret near green pool and 3 Common Sand from fishermans car park late afternoon.
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David Hathaway

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Black Mountians

Main Sighting: Golden Plover
There were a number of pairs on the hill today. Skylarks were also very numerous. Odd Wheatear and Stone Chat.
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tony & jan jenkins

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

river wye chepstow

Main Sighting: shelduck
Good to see a flotilla of 8 shelducklings with parent heading downriver on the ebb tide at 2000hrs.
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Graham Agg

Monday, 29 June 2015

Trelleck Common woods

Main Sighting: Woodcock
Woodcock flying above trees at 22.00.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 29 June 2015

Bedwas

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Red Kite flew over our garden from the Caerphilly direction.
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