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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies /Blair Jones /Paul Coombes

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: White Fronted Geese
The 5 white fronts took off at dawn and headed out past Goldcliff Point. Other species of note inlcuded 60 shoveler, 3 herons, 1 black-tailed godwit, fem marsh harrier, lapwing, ravens, the male peregrine on the usual rock perch, 2 mute swans, 98 teal, pair of gadwall, female kestrel and a single dunlin. No sign of the black redstart. 10 grey plovers were on the mud.A stop off at the other side of Hill Farm saw the following on the only patch of exposed mud close to the seawall - 2 turnstones, 42 dunlin and 24 ringed plovers.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Saturday, 12 January 2019

ynysfro reservoir

Main Sighting: coot
from the road .bottom pond only approx 1/3rd full.approx totals with binos. 5 Mute Swans ,71+Coot incl partial albino which looks like a smew on bottom pool,6+Little Grebe,2 GCC Grebe,2 Canada Geese,65+ Tufted M/Fm,50+ Blk Hd Gulls ,2 GBB Gulls ,2 Cormorants.
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Roger Price

Friday, 11 January 2019

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Black Tailed Godwit
On the morning dull tide: 20 Blacktailed Godwit, Redshank 248, Curlew 52, Oystercatcher zero, Dunlin zero, Pintail 225, Shelduck 110, Mallard 86, Wigeon 75, Teal 73, Shoveler 33, Heron, Lgrt, Peregrine Falcon(m). Quite a lot of Redshank swimming alongside the duck, as the tide covered their roosting site.Seems to be the Redshank in-thing this winter.
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John Lawton

Friday, 11 January 2019

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Spotted Redshank
From the first hide and dropping into an otherwise empty lagoon as I arrived a pair of Spotted Redshank which were still there at dusk so feeding here for at least 3.5 hours! i haven't seen a single raptor today which must have helped them to feel secure. The Black Redstart was seen by a birder i met on the way to the coast apparently flitting between the farm path and the sea wall but not by me or a visitor from Gloucestershire I met on the sea wall. The two Redshank are the exception to an otherwise waderless scenario the lagoons being filled with Canada Geese, Wigeon, Shoveller, Shelduck and Teal.
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Allan Dowson

Friday, 11 January 2019

gobion

Main Sighting: Goosander
8-Goosanders,3m 5f,2-Green Sandpipers,2-Dippers together and a flock of 50-60 Redwings.11h00-13h15.
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Kevin Dupé

Friday, 11 January 2019

Redhouse Hide, Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Hide will open on Saturday 12th January
We have completed the repairs to Redhouse Hide. It will be open at first light on Saturday morning, 12th January.
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John Lawton

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Goldcliff Point

Main Sighting: Black Redstart
The Black Redstart is still appearing very occasionally on fencing near Hill Farm. Also of note in this area was an over-wintering Chiffchaff( but in one photo this bird appears to have yellow feet so at the moment the ID is unconfirmed).
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John Frost

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Parc Seymour

Main Sighting: Ringnecked Parakeet
Single Parakeet top of Duckpool Lane and gardens above Market Road.
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Ray Duggan

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

Main Sighting: Goosanders
On the pond 4 goosanders 1 male white with black head and 3 female grey with brown heads although one of these was showing a lot of white with the grey. Water very clear so you could see the birds swimming under the water which added to the interest.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: White fronted Goose
Nightlights of high-tide count this morning: White-fronted Goose 5 two adults and three juveniles Barnacle Goose 2 Avocet 15 Pintail 2 Merlin 1 Sparrowhawk 3
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