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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cefn Hengoed

Main Sighting: Hobby
1525hrs. Hobby has landed in the top of the oak tree at the edge of the field, causing quite a stir amongst the smaller birds. Several harassing it, has now flown off towards the Hengoed area.
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N J Davies / S M Resting

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Tufted duck
Pretty quiet but of note: 7 singing whitethroats, 1 blackcap, 1 chiffchaff, 1 stock dove, 6 oystercatchers, 21 black-headed gulls, 28 lapwing, excellent count of 160 common redshanks, 10 ringed plovers, pair of lt ringed plovers, 68 dunlin (mostly Alpina), 4 singing skylarks, 1 reed warbler singing, 32 black-tailed godwits, 2 herons (1 caught two small eels), 8 teal, gadwall, 2 gt black-backed gulls, shelduck on foreshore with 7 well-grown young, 1 lt egret and 32 sand martins dropped in aerial feeding near hide 3 and landing on the branches. A pair of tufted ducks with a single chick was a nice surprise. Not a single avocet to be seen anywhere... Other: Emperor dragonfly, small copper, small white and green-veined white butterflies. From hide 1 on the creeping thistles by the fence line, there was a fresh batch of feeding small tortoiseshell butterflies (16 in total) and 32 fresh meadow browns together. Awesome spectacle.
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Nicholas Beswick

Friday, 22 June 2018

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Marsh Tit
Our first Marsh Tit this year on feeders along with juvenile Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Redstarts very late nesting and still incubating.
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Graham Thomas Thorne

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Waunfawr Park

Main Sighting: Chaffinch
6 juv chaffinches flying over river and in bushes feeding on emerging flys from river ebbw ,Fm Mallard with 6 ducklings swimming down river and feeding also on the flys.House Sparrows also feeding along riverbank
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Gwent

Main Sighting: Hobby
Single Hobby hunting in the northerm uplands also A pair !! In mid gwent together but in dispute .At location over 18 swift and 20 other martins of both spp .Also firther south at Nedern Meadows the last pools before the dry season entertain 34 Little Egret 12 Grey Heron and one post top redshank
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Gavin Vella

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sebastopol

Main Sighting: Oystercatcher
Possibly same bird flying back and forth but had two Oystercatcher flyby’s at 11:30pm following the Canal. Wind must be throwing them off as it’s particularly windy tonight. Worth checking the Res in the morning if anyone’s about.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Little Stint
Adult Little Stint Sanderling 2 Spoonbill 1 and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull in a flock of 60 Black-headed Gulls. Also Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Turnstone 1 Redshank 70 Teal 8
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Roger Price

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Manx Shearwaters
381 Manx Shearwaters down channel. Family of Shelduck with 7 juvs, probably fledged less than a week ago. 86 Mallard. Black Headed Gulls back in force. ( Ad Mediterranean Gull yesterday, via Mike Love).
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Llanyrafon Boating Lake

Main Sighting: Water Birds
Coot 2x broods of 7 and 6 respectivley . Moorhen 3 broods of 4 and 5 and 3 chicks .. Numbers are not original brood sizes but obviously hiding youngsters and predation may be a factor . The now famous Llanyrafon Mute Swan cygnets number seven ( i thought originally 8 were present ). at least 5mallard pairs have bred locally too ..
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Saltmarsh Lane

Main Sighting: Various
from five bar gate to seawall .. Chiffchaff nest looked to be 5 young fairly well developed Little Owl on dead tree in meadow Carrion Crow still feeding 3 fledged chicks Magpie pair with 2 Juvs Whitethroat Kestrel Male hovering over sea wall GBBGull . 13 Shelduck at HWMark along with adult and Juv Little egret and a rough looking female Redstart on the seawall rocks. Non bird wise , the biggest snake crossing the path into the reeds ive ever seen .. Hopefully a large grass snake buta girth of over 3 inches diameter..tail end only and second time ive seen something like it . First was last august near the NWR hide.
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