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Home Sightings


Garry Smith

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Newport Wetlands - Uskmouth

Main Sighting: Bittern
Bittern flew left to right in front of hide at approx. 09.50hrs then turned heading towards Goldcliff. In addition Whitethroat, Linnet, Stonechat and Cuckoo heard behind the hide on the coastal path

Roger Price

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Pilot Whale
A web search suggests that a slow moving cetaceous fin with a hooked profile, seen close in off the Gout on April the 21st, probably belonged to a Long Finned Pilot Whale, a species common in the Irish Sea and off the South West coast line.

Lee Taswell

Monday, 07 May 2018

Coed Y Llanerch

Main Sighting: Nightjar
Nightjar heard churring nearby at 21.18 and frog like croaks. Not seen or heard after that. Family nearby also reported hearing and seeing a bird around that time. Cuckoo also heard and Siskins present.

G T Thorne

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

tesco Pontymister

Main Sighting: swifts
small flock of swifts flying over river and industrial estate by pontymister bridge at 13.45pm first seen of year

John Lawton

Monday, 07 May 2018

NWR, Uskmouth

Main Sighting: Wheatear
On a brief visit this morning the first bird of note was a Blackcap singing in Perry Lane, Cuckoo calling distantly, Cetti's warbler and the usual tits and finches.From the floating bridge Little Grebe, Canada Geese and Tufted duck flying over. From the short pontoon Reed Buntings feeding on the reeds opposite and Reed Warblers occasionally visible as they crossed from one reed bed to another. A pinging Bearded Tit flew over the bridge by the lighthouse in the direction of the power station and returned a short time later. On the coastal path saw a handsome male Wheatear sitting on a fence post and in the coastal brambles several pairs of Linnets in frisky mood, one female with nesting material. More Linnets on brambles beneath pylons and Sedge Warblers singing and visible in the reed beds. Whitethroat on the return path to the visitors centre. Orange Tip, Green Veined White and Small white butterflies, my first couple of Dragonflies of the year but not close enough for an ID. Finally a singing Lesser Whitethroat in the hedge opposite the Uskmouth entrance.

Mike Rees

Monday, 07 May 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Great White Egret
Great White Egret on northerly bank of Monk's Lagoon at 8.15am

G T Thorne

Monday, 07 May 2018

mynydd manmoel

Main Sighting: pair stonechat
Male Stonechat calling from top of gorse bushes whilst f/male is observed taking food to nest site.Also in morning 1Pair of GC Grebe and 3 Litle Grebe at Ynysfro Reservoir.Several coot and at least 2 pair of tufted

Chris and Julie West and digger.

Sunday, 06 May 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Spotted flycatcher
Fledged dipper,Spotted flycatcher,dozens of warblers singing in the sunshine,2 pairs swan, one intruder landed on river but was seen off by male,pair goosander,60 sand martins,little egret.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 07 May 2018

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Sanderling
Sanderling 7 Knot 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Bar-headed Goose 2 Peregrine 1 male Red Kite 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler 2 Black-headed Gull 10 Also Hairy Hawker 2, Large White 8 Orange Tip 12 Peacock 3 Brimstone and Holly Blue butterflies.

Steve Williams

Saturday, 05 May 2018

Mynydd y Garn -fawr

Main Sighting: Red Grouse
A single Red Grouse along with a male Wheatear several singing Redstart, a Cuckoo, a female Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Redpoll, Linnet, Siskin and a Male Stonechat etc. etc.