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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 13 July 2018

LR

Main Sighting: Common Tern
2 Common tern 3 GBBG 31 Cormorant 8 Common Gull 24 Herring Gull 84 LBBGull Hobby 3 Buzzard Kestrel Red Kite sand house martins and swallow 3 Little egret 7 Grey Heron adults 2 juvs pied wag 2vyellow wags
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 13 July 2018

Goldcliff Laggons

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Well documented day with Wood sznd (Which I didnt see ) and curlew sand (thanks to Lee Gregory ) Blackwit Ostlyster Redshank Greensgank common sand .4 gull spp. 2 common ternh Juv peregribe and fem ..M harrier
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sandwich Tern
Very good morning with highlights including 3 chiffchaffs, pheasant 1 blackcap, 2 reed warblers, 2 whitethroats, 446 black headed gulls (10 juvs), 238 dunlin, 1 greenshank, 7 common sandpipers, 12 oystercatchers, 13 ringed plovers, 6 lt ringed plovers, lesser whitethroat calling, 92 black tailed godwits, group of 16 pied wagtails together, 2 avocet, 24 teal, snipe numbers now at 7, sand martins, swallows, 2 house martins. Hide 3 was the most productive with a count of 19 little egrets (my highest count here), 79 redshanks, 1 summer plumage knot, 1 curlew sand just coming out of summer plumage, 2 whimbrel, 1 curlew, male marsh harrier, 1 sandwich tern circling for a few minutes then flew off over the sea wall and 5 ruff. 5 yellow wagtails together back at the viewing platform and 1 gt b b gull over. Lepidoptera: small whites, 1 peacock, 1 commn blue, 3 gatekeepers, numerous small coppers, 1 speckled wood and meadow browns. 1 common dolphin from the sea wall.
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Allan Dowson

Friday, 13 July 2018

peterstone gout

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
3-Whimbrels at 18h00
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Mr Allan Dowson

Thursday, 12 July 2018

goldcliff lagoons/sluice farm/peterstone gout

Main Sighting: little stint
Goldcliff;waders included 1-Little Stint,5-Ruff,1-Curlew Sandpiper and a Knot.Sliuce Farm;2-Shelducks with 5-juveniles,Peterstone Gout;2-Shelducks with 7-well grown juveniles.
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Verity Picken

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Llangybi

Main Sighting: Mandarin
Adult and juv Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, female Mandarin in flight over fields (my first here) and a fox which trotted to within 15m of me.
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Roger Price

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Sandwich Terns
Two adult Sandwich Terns appeared on the mud in the resting BHG flock this afternoon, the first having bathed vigorously at the edge of the flooded pill. 14 juv BHGs counted now. Redshank c.75, Common Sandpiper 5, Dunlin 1, Lapwing 24, Curlew 3, O.C.2, Lgrt2, Heron 1, Cormarant 1, Lapwing 24, Sand Martins 25 west.
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N J Davies

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Mynydd Islwyn

Main Sighting: Redstart
Not seen many redstarts this year, so a female in a garden this evening was a nice surprise. Also for yesterdays Goldcliff sightings - 5 grey herons also.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Ruff
Interesting afternoons birding with highlights including 80 swallows, 1 gt b b gull (over hide 1), 120 starlings (adults and juvs), 573 black headed gulls (12 were juvs), group of 6 ruff feeding together with a 7th feeding alone a short distance away (my highest count of this species at the lagoons), 1 curlew sandpiper, 1 common sandpiper, 23 sand martins, 16 house martins, 113 dunlin (mostly schinzii but several apina mixed in), 2 singing reed warblers, group of 16 pied wagtails together and 1 scruffy looking yellow wagtail mixed in, 3 whitethroats, 86 black tailed godwits with 1 bar tailed mixed in, 12 little egrets was an interesting count, 2 summer plumage knot looking stunning, 1 greenshank, 40 teal, ringed plover, 4 lt ringed plovers, female wigeon still present, 1 snipe still present, 143 redshanks, 2 avocets, 2 stock doves, 1 curlew (25 more on the saltings), 6 oystercatchers, chiffchaff (contact call), crow eating the remains of a greylag goose and a kestrel hovering. Seawall - 2 whimbrel close in (no sign of the black swans). OTHER: speckled wood, large and small whites, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, emperor dragonfly and 3 freshly emerged gatekeepers by hide 1 (my first of the year).
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Herons
Quiet from the hide but of note was a skylark, 2 grey herons, pheasant, 1 stock dove and a beautiful comma butterfly.
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