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Mike Powell

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Tregaron & surroundings

Main Sighting: Golden Eagle
An escaped falconer's bird has been at large in Ceredigion for several years. It ranges widely in the hills inland of the Tregaron area. Nice to see of course but a wire-hopper never the less, sadly.
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Roo Perkins

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Pontypool and question to Dave

Main Sighting: marsh tit
Garden birds in decreasing order of excitement: marsh tit (1, now present for 6 months!), Brambling (2m, 2f, males in near summer plumage), Redpoll (15+, nice pink males), Siskin (40+). Ive noted more sick birds this winter than usual, 4 finches overly fluffed up and incessantly feeding not looking too sprightly - anyone else noticed this? Question to Dave B - Golden Eagle? Is that normal now at Tregaron?! Would make a red letter day for me, a Welsh GE.
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Dave Brassey

Sunday, 07 February 2016

GOS Trip Tregaron

Main Sighting: Raptors
Despite being warned about the bad weather (due to be made worse by Imogen) five intrepid GOS members set out to Tregaron to be met by more blue sky than I've seen in quite a while. Full report will be made in the next Dipper but Tregaron lived up to it's raptor reputation with sightings of Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, male Hen Harrier, Merlin and the Golden Eagle being mobbed by Ravens and Buzzards
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Rhymney River Bedwas

Main Sighting: Goosander
Goosander 2 redheads
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Newbridge

Main Sighting: Canada Goose
At least 98 distant Canada Geese on the flooded fields at Newbridge but most of the flock was obscured so this is a considerable undercount. Road beyond bridge temporarily closed because of flooding.
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Verity Picken

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Llangybi

Main Sighting: Bewicks Swan
The extensively flooded fields around Llangybi are worth checking. They held 2 Bewick's Swans, 38 Shoveler, 38 Wigeon, 7 Shelduck, 45 Mallard, 2 Teal and, most surprisingly, 3 Goldeneye this morning but I suspect more birds are concealed behind hedges etc.
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D.Webb, N. Davies, A Baker

Saturday, 06 February 2016

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wigeon
C240 wigeon,c250 teal, 14 gadwall, c40 shoveler, 19 curlew, c230 lapwing, 5 redshank, 2 snipe, 1 little egret, 3 grey herons, 3 gbb gulls, herring gull, bh gull, 1 meadow pipit the highlights at lagoons and Redfarm hide.
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Gavin Vella

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Snipe
Flushed 2 snipe from watervole rhyne, 200 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Heron at Green Pool. 2 Peg still hunting banks. 1 pheasant, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 GSW amongst the usual on feeder. Plenty of Spring activity, GSW were hammering away and also found a pond full of Caddisfly Larvae (1000's).
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N J Davies

Friday, 05 February 2016

machen

Main Sighting: magpie
One carrying large twig to nest sitr. In newport fuscus race lesser black backed gull.
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Matt Broome

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Spectacles
Whilst doing the Webs count at Goldcliff this am. I found a pair of glasses in the first hide. I've handed them in to Kevin Dupe at the reserve office at Red House Farm. Contact number 01633 275813.
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