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Home Sightings

Sightings

David Adams

Friday, 31 August 2018

Monmouth

Main Sighting: Little Egret
There was a Little Egret fishing actively and successfully below the weir at Monnow Bridge this morning at 0900. It had gone by 0930
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Blair Jones

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews Roosting
Late evening visit and at turn of the tide. As others reported lots of Yellow Wagtails on Seawall. Also Pied and White Wagtails and Starlings. Wheatears (4+). All mixed in together on the fences. The mudlflats out on the estuary had most birds. Hundreds of Shelduck. 30 + Shoveler Ducks. Teal (40+), Redshank -1 very noisey. 20+ Oystercatchers. 40+ Black headed Gulls. As evening progressed heading to sunset huge amount of Curlews flew in. After sunset they moved off the mud and landed in big numbers in Lagoon 1 opposite hide 1. (Videos and pics will be on blog).
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
Further to Neville's sightings. There were two Hobbies hawking dragonflies over the lagoons for circa two hours, mostly Migrant Hawkers. Also: Clouded Yellow Small Copper and Large White and Common Blue butterflies.
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Christopher Assender

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Crickhowell river Usk

Main Sighting: two small egrets
Pair of small egret on the river usk by elvicta business park Crickhowell going down river towards Abergavenny
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N J Davies

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migration
Dawn visit to around 11am saw 63 species with highlights being (lagoons and surrounding areas) 53 greylag geese (5 ringed birds), 2 buzzards, 73 Canada geese, 2 chiffchaffs, 3 herons, 5 juv black-headed gulls, 10 lapwing, 169 teal, 6 shoveler, 2 juv shelduck (86 more on mudflats), ad fem marsh harrier, 2 common snipe, 4 cormorants, 171 dunlin (38 more on mudflats), good movement of swallows with over 200+ counted, 8 sand martins, sedge warbler (from marsh screen), 2 reed warblers, ad fem kestrel, 1 cettis warbler calling, 5 lt egrets, 4 juv and 5 adult lt ringed plovers, 28 ringed plovers (36 more on mudfltas), 2 fly over/calling common sandpipers, male peregrine, 1 blackcap, 3 house martins and 1 skylark. Seawall productive with my highest count of yellow wagtails - 42, with 12 white wagtails mixed in and numerous meadow pipits. Male and female wheatear also with another pair past hide 3 on the seawall. Mudflats - 1 gt b b gull, 108 black-headed gulls, 46 oystercatchers, 66 curlew, 11 black-tailed godwits. First time I have seen rabbits on the dried up lagoon and a fox was patrolling the sea wall by hide 3.
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N J Davies

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Hobby
Interesting hour with fly past hobby, 1 grey heron, 1 chiffchaff, swallows, 3 house martins, 1 willow warbler, 1 buzzard, 1 common and 1 lesser whitethroat, female redstart eating blackberries along the short hedgerow and a pair of speckled wood butterflies.
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Martin Wright

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Blorenge Mountain

Main Sighting: Red Grouse
nine birds flushed from mountain top south of radio masts.150+ Meadow pipits in area. Carreg Gywyr 2 Whinchats, 6+ Stonechats, 2 Wheatears, Ravens, Buzzards, 2 Red Kites, 1 Kestrel
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Hadyn Jones

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Collister saltmarsh

Main Sighting: Whinchat
Collister saltmarsh and adj fields.Whinchat 2,Redstart male 1,Wheatear 4,Whimbrel 7,Yellow Wag 1,White Wag 1.Also Kingfisher Mill reen.
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Chris + Theresa Stone

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Sudbrook between pier and Black rock

Main Sighting: Med gull
Adult med gull asleep with BH gulls - Whimbrel - Redshank 28 - Little egret + Small copper nr Passage wharf pill, poss waders flushed prior to my arrival though?
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Swift
Swift one hung around the gout for a few minutes. Sedge Warbler 1 Willow Warbler 1 Goldfinch 200 Mallard 152 lots of Ringed Plover and Dunlin a Greenshank and a BK-tailed Godwit.
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