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Roger Price

Friday, 28 November 2014

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Gadwall
On the morning tide: c.200 Dunlin,80 Redshank,20 OC,40 Lapwing,8 Curlews, 10 Gadwell, 126 Pintail, 38 Shoveler, 50 Mallard, 6 Shelduck, 5 Teal, 320 Wigeon, Are the Wigeon displacing Shoveler and Teal? East wind.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 27 November 2014

River Ebbw, Duffryn, Newport

Main Sighting: Gooseander
Female feeding for some time, excellent views.
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John Harper

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

River Usk, Gobion

Main Sighting: Green Sandpiper
Raw weather about midday. Good mixture of the usual birds.
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Roger Price

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Meadow Pipit
At hich tide: 75+ Meadow Pipit in the saltmarsh, predated by a Sparrow Hawk. 3 Legrts.Buzzard, Peregrine, Miste Thrush, 2 Snipe, approx 2500 Dunlin off RGW.3 attemps at verification so far
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Adrian Thomas

Monday, 24 November 2014

Beacon Hill Heath Land Nr Trellech

Main Sighting: Great Grey Shrike
A Great Grey Shrike present this morning on the Beacon Hill heath land restoration site near Trellech. Forest harvesting work is still on-going near by, therefor please take care and observe all safety signage when accessing this area of forest.
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Allan Dowson

Monday, 24 November 2014

Newport wetlands

Main Sighting: starling
Big numbers of Starlings at today's murmuration.Fragmented flocks over a wide area,most seem to come down towards saltmarsh lane end.Conservative estimate;5000-6000 birds.
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David Roberts

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Belle Vue Park

Main Sighting: Jay
Jay in Belle Vue Park at around 3.15 pm, near the pavilion.
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N J Davies

Monday, 24 November 2014

Red Farm Hide

Main Sighting: Marsh harrier
First visit to this hide for me and several interesting species present including a cettis warbler, pair of tufted ducks, 3 gadwall, 12 coot, numerous shoveler, teal and wigeon, 1 cormorant, 2 little egrets, female sparrowhawk hunting both starlings and having a go at the teal at 1300hrs followed by a marsh harrier hunting at 1308hrs.
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Mike Warburton

Monday, 24 November 2014

OOC. Dowlais

Main Sighting: Barn Owl
Posting here due to the `over complicated` way of posting on the Glamorgan sightings page. Barn Owl perched right next to the A465 on the fence that is the boundary to the Trecatty Tip. Been a long time since I saw one here and a welcome sight!
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N J Davies

Monday, 24 November 2014

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spotted redshank
3 spotted redshanks feeding from hide 1. Also here 4 ringed plovers mixed in with 1140 dunlin. 33 snipe, buzzard, 751 lapwing, 12 curlew and 2 mute swans. Plenty of fieldfares and smaller groups of redwings at the entrance, green woodpecker calling also. Platforms- 3 greenshanksand the female merlin turned up at 1205hrs hunting the starlings. Mudflats- 15 oystercatchers, 22 more curlew, 7 grey plovers, common redshanks and a lesser black-backed gull possibly of the 'fuscus' race (very dark). Female peregrine perched on the rocks by the sea wall and flew off towards Goldcliff Point. Hide 3- little grebe feeding, gadwall, female stonechat and a fourth greenshank.
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