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Home Sightings

Sightings

Dawson Hulme

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Llanhilleth Farm

Main Sighting: Cuckoo
First Cuckoo of the spring calling loud and proud.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Cuckoo
Cuckoo calling this evening. Redstart singing earlier.
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John Lawton

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Grasshopper Warbler
A Groppler was reeling in the brambles in front of the first hide as I approached at about 6:35. I didn’t see it and I only heard it once more an hour or so later.
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N J Davies / Blair Jones / Paul Joy

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Amendment
Apologies forgot to mention the curlew sandpiper (non-breeding plumaged bird).
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N J Davies / Blair Jones / Paul Joy

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wheatears
Dawn visit: chiffchaff 2, Canada geese with 5 goslings, 2 lesser whitethroats calling, 205 black-tailed godwits, lapwing, avocet (one with the yellow D3 leg flag present), shelduck, curlew with 4 whimbrel mixed in, 51 dunlin all summer plumage birds, 4 skylarks, buzzard 1, 4 gadwall, 2 willow warblers singing, 1 cettis calling, 12 ringed plovers, pair of lt ringed plovers, 3 mute swans, 4 cormorants, 1 lt egret, 4 swallows, pair of wigeon still present, 21 shoveler, reed warbler singing, greylag goose pair with 6 goslings, pair lt grebes, 2 pairs tufted ducks, 1 greenshank, 1 heron, blackcaps, 1 whitethroat singing and 4 wheatears by the large boulders from hide 3, one of which was going into a rabbit burrow of all places. Other: 2 water voles, rabbits, butterflies included peacocks, small tortoiseshells, orange tips, large and small whites and speckled woods.
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Nicholas Beswick

Friday, 19 April 2019

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Lesser Redpoll
A pair of Redpoll on our feeders for the first time this year coincided with the arrival of House Martins and a Willow Warbler
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Tim Young

Friday, 19 April 2019

Deri Fach

Main Sighting: Brambling
Small flock of 8 brambling alongside the usual newly arrived summer visitors for this site.
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N J Davies

Friday, 19 April 2019

Mynydd Llangattock

Main Sighting: Redstarts
Of note, house martins, chiffchaffs, willow warblers all over the escarpment, pair of goldcrests, 3 red kites, buzzards, siskins,4 redstarts followed by a pair chasing each other and the male displaying, swallows and a female sparrowhawk. Other: peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies and countless fresh orange tips, tiger beetle and leopard slug (see blog site).
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Kevin Wood

Friday, 19 April 2019

Brynmawr Garden

Main Sighting: Brambling
Really surprised to see Male Brambling this evening with pair of Chaffinches.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Friday, 19 April 2019

crosskeys waunfawr park

Main Sighting: garden warbler
garden warbler singing in area near allotment .also lot of blackbird song
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