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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper in BP Ruff 6 Knot 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 52 Redshank 150 Avocet 2 LRP 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Common Whitethroat 4 (family party) Reed Warbler 2 Sand Martin 150. Other: Common Emerald Damselfly 4
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Blair Jones

Monday, 09 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews
Its very dry down the lagoons. At high tide this evening - Lots of birds, 12 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 1 Knot in nice breeding plumage in amongst Redshanks and Dunlin. 2 Black Swans were in Lagoon 2. 8 Little Egrets. 5 were congregatuing in Lagoon2 at the shaloow pools. 4 Grey Herons. 50 xBlack Tailed Godwits. 200 + Black Headed Gulls. 1 x Lesser Black Headed and juvenile. 1 x Mediteranean Gull (Suspected). 30+ Starlings. 4 x Ravens/ 1 x Kestrel.1 x Buzzard. Canada Geese, Greylags and Coots. Flock of 14 Linnets. Pied Wagtail.4 x Shelduck. 50+ Dunlin and 50 + Redshanks. Lagoon 2 - 1 x Greenshank. Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins feeding on all the flies above baked mud.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 09 July 2018

Bedwas

Main Sighting: Swift
A flock of 150 Swift chasing flying ants. Earlier we saw 300 Lesser B/B and Herring Gulls doing the same.
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Sheila Hampshire

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Chainbridge

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Flying following river Usk downstream
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Iain Crawford

Sunday, 08 July 2018

Cleddon Bog and Trellech Beacon

Main Sighting: Tree pipit
Tree pipit, ltt, coal tit, whitethroat, blackcap, linnet, raven, buzzard, green woodpecker, GS woodpecker, 30 swallows, song thrush. Unidentified newt species in pond, numerous dragonflies. Dog walker reported seeing an adder on path
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Brian Thomas

Saturday, 07 July 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Med gull
Extra to Nev's sightings - sp Med gull amongst blacked headed gulls.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 07 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
Productive morning with highlights including 1 chiffchaff, pheasant, 1 blackcap, 2 whitethroats, 2 singing reed warblers, 12 lapwing, 43 teal, 67 dunlin (mostly Schnzii race), 1 heron, 116 redshanks, 24 curlew (14 more on mudflats), 8 lt egrets (including family group of 5), 6 ringed plovers, 12 lt ringed plovers (at least 5 juvs), 20 sand martins, swallows, 4 swifts, hobby flying across towards the power station, 2 common sandpipers 63 black-tailed godwits and 1 bar-tailed (2nd also on the mudflats), 3 ruff was a nice surprise, 8 lt egrets (inc family group of 5), 2 black swans flying out to the saltings, family group of 5 ravens, willow warbler, female wigeon still knocking about, 1 common snipe and gadwall. From the seawall - juv gannet quite far out and 1 whimbrel close in. Other: meadow browns, small whites, small tortoiseshell, speckled wood, 3 emperor dragonflies together, large whites and a common blue.
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Ed Stevens

Saturday, 07 July 2018

Sudbrook

Main Sighting: Swallow
Early this morning, from about 2:30 untill about 4:00 I heard swallows calling in area around pumping station in sudbrook. The birds were almost certainly in flight not calling from a roost. And as far as I could tell they were flying back and forth Asif feeding rather than a flock passing through.
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Mr Allan Dowson

Thursday, 05 July 2018

peterstone gout

Main Sighting: common sandpiper
2-Commom Sandpipers,17h30
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Keith Roylance

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Out of Country

Main Sighting: White Raven
A GOS member has contacted us to highlight White Ravens on Vancouver Island which he believes may be of interest to other members. More information at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdaY2I1vSpc
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