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Home Sightings

Sightings

Roger Price

Friday, 19 July 2019

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Canada Geese
At 1 pm flock of 70 Canada Geese on the inner marsh in brisk SW winds. A Whimbrel, 2 Cormorants, 5 Martins west, one Shelduck family with 5 medium sized juvs, a second with 2 fully grown juvs.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 15 July 2019

Newhouse and Bulwark

Main Sighting: Gulls
Over 200 mixed flock over Malpas at 17.30 with rising queen ants .Lbb hg bhg.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 15 July 2019

Mathern

Main Sighting: Swifts
70 plus swift over chepstow garden centre at 10 am
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 15 July 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Great White Egret
A GWE flew in from the Uskmouth direction over Monk's Lagoon, Common Sandpiper 1 Knot 6 BP LRP 8 2 ads 6 juvs Black-tailed Godwit 181 Redshank 141 Dunlin 84 Sand Martin 300 Yellow Wagtail 1 Redstart 1 juv. Also: Emerald Damselfly Black-tailed Skimmer Painted Lady Large White Gatekeeper Meadow Brown
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Chris Stone

Monday, 15 July 2019

Sudbrook between pier and Black rock

Main Sighting: Med gull 2
Whimbrel 2
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N J Davies

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Passerines
Dawn - mid morning visit: 3 herons, 1 whimbrel over the lagoons (later re-located on the foreshore), 4 cormorants, 9 curlew (12 more on the mudflats, guessing they are slowly returning from the upland breeding sites)?, 5 lt egrets, 116 redshanks, 41 dunlin, 1 reed warbler singing, 5 skylarks, 56 oystercatchers on 2nd lagoon, 231 black-tailed godwits (a number in breeding plumage), only 8 of the 11 recently seen knot (4 in breeding plumage), 36 coot, 8 gadwall, 33 lapwing, 1 sedge warbler, 1 chiffchaff (contact call only), continual small groups of swallows (70 in highest count) with 91 sand martins mixed in, 6 swifts overhead high up, pair of tufted ducks, kingfisher on the edge of the reeds from the snipe platform. Along the hedgerow leading to the seawall was a family group of common whitethroats and a juvenile female redstart. Mudflats: 2 gt b b gulls, 1 common sandpiper on the rocks, the whimbrel again, flossy the glossy far out on the mud, shelduck with 9 young a common porpoise breaching. Back around the lagoons was a pair of wigeon,a juv and an adult female yellow wagtails (pictures on my twitter site later), 1 stock dove and the male marsh through. Numerous meadow browns on the wing and 2 small heath butterflies in the brambles by the entrance of hide 1.
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Knots
Evening visit -11 x Knots on foreshore, Curlews making more of an apperance on lagoons. Big flock of Black Headed Gulls 1 x Med Gull (very clean) 1 x Med Gull (Scruffy). Monks and Becs - Scattering of Dunlins with Little/Ringed Plovers and Juvenile birds. Black Tailed Godwits on foreshaw and a few around the lagoons. Big flock of Redshanks on Priors. Great Spotted Woodpecker Juvenile often seem on the perimeter posts near seawall. Water levels now very low on Monks and Becs. Priors is like a green lagoon lots of algae
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Chris Wells

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Mediterranean Gulls
3 Med Gulls 2 x adult 1 x 2 cy, 1 Common Gull, 236 Black-headed Gull, 119 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin, 1 Avocet, 4 Little Egret, 1 Turnstone,
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Chris Stone

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Sudbrook/ Blackrock

Main Sighting: Med gull sum plum
plus approx 60 BH gulls. Ad Com gull last night.
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Allan Dowson

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Black tailed Godwits
149+ Black'Wits,1-ad Med.Gull in amongst a 150+ Black Headed Gull flock which contained four juvs. 1-Common Sandpiper,11-Knot of which 2 in BP,20+Sand Martins feeding over the shore line.10h30-12h30.
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