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Home Sightings

Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Hobby
Hobby hunting briefly over top fields - some Swallows still around and House Martins nesting. Three Whinchats on fence.
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Blair Jones

Monday, 27 August 2018

Goldlciff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
Early morning visit at sunrise. 50 Greylag geese and approx 100 Canadian Geese at Lagoon 1 and 30 + Teal and 20 Mallards. 15 Curlew at back. Hide 3 was quiet, solitary Curlew, 20+ Shelduck and 5 Black headed Gulls. As morning progressed the "Bosprey" Whitish Buzzard made an appearance calling incessantly. 4 x Ravens. 2 x Little Egrets, 2 x Grey Herons. Lagoon 1 started to become the roost of a big flock of Common Ringed Plovers ( 100+ and 50+ Dunlins)with 1 red Knot and 1 Sanderling mixed in (observed with me by Brian Thomas). 24 x Lapwings 2 x Carrion Crow, Swallows and House Martins made a n appearance.
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Ed Stevens

Monday, 27 August 2018

BlackRock

Main Sighting: Spotted flycatcher
This afternoon spotted flycatcher at BlackRock picnic site, also small mixed flock of willow warbler and chiffchaff. Just east of st pierre pill 2 green sandpiper and a flock of 53 black-tailed godwit.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Monday, 27 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Roving Flock
In the hedgerow behind the lagoons a roving flock consisting of: Spotted Flycatcher Lesser Whitethroat Blackcap Chiffchaff Treecreeper Blue Tit 10 Long-tailed Tit 8 and Great Tit 2. In the hedge near the railway carriage a Redstart. Also: LRP 3 juvs Teal 32 Shoveler 6 Yellow Wagtail 7 Pied Wagtail 40 Wheatear 3 Raven 4 Great Spotted WP 1
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Eddie Wang

Monday, 27 August 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Greenshank
0630-0830 rising tide: Black-tailed Godwit (4), 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing with ~150 Redshank. 1 Yellow Wagtail west.
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Craig Constance

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Llandegfedd Res

Main Sighting: Curlew Sandpiper
1 Curlew Sandpiper flew straight through South at 8am.1 Ringed Plover heard only and 4 Teal.Thought Nicholas Beswick would be interested in knowing that my girlfriends Dad saw a Green Sandpiper on Friday just North East of Varteg on that thin long body of water. He’s been training his retrieving dogs up there for years and it’s a first for him.
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Goldlciff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Kestrels
Quick late afternoon visit before high tide. Lagoon 1 was the busiest but otherwise quiet. 2 x Kestrels were hunting together. The "Bosprey" Buzzard that is very white in colour turned up. Large flock of Common Ringed Plovers 150+ with Dunlin mixing with them on occasions (50+).Herons x 2. Goldfinches (10), Pied Wagatils (5). Curlew (8). Teal (50+). Lagoon 3 was very quiet apart from some Teal, Curlew and a few Black Headed Gulls.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Goldfinch
A flock of 150+ Goldfinches which consisted mainly of juvenile birds was feeding on the salting and hedgerow. Oystercatcher 60 Redshank 20 Little Egret 7 Willow Warbler 2 A flock of 140 Jackdaws and Carrion Crow feeding in the fields and a flock of 100+ Woodpigeons and 2 Stock Doves in a stubble field. And 12 Migrant Hawker Dragonflies feeding on the edge of the golf course.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Coity Mountain

Main Sighting: Green Sandpiper
A surprise on the walk over Coity Mountain was a Green Sandpiper, flying quite high, that had come from the Afon Llwyd direction and was heading west over the moor. Otherwise, little of note: Buzzard, Kestrel, Swallows, a few Skylarks, many Meadow Pipits, one Stonechat.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Migration
Interesting morning with plenty of migration underway. Birds of note included pheasant, 3 herons, 18 swallows, 168 ringed plovers, 98 dunlin, 12 curlew (68 more on mudflats), 1 stock dove, 63 Canada geese, now 107 teal (numbers steadily growing), 38 lapwing, 3 lt egrets, 1 skylark, 3 chiffchaffs, 58 greylag geese, 17 yellow wagtails, good count of 10 white wagtails, 7 sand martins, 1 whitethroat, 1 lt ringed plover, 28 house martins, 1 kestrel, 3 reed warblers, 1 blackcap, 3 tree pipits flying overhead/calling was a nice surprise, sparrowhawk, 3 chiffchaffs and a buzzard. From the sea wall were 4 knot on the mudflats (one in aprtial breeding plumage0, 104 shelduck, 36 oystercatchers and 4 wheatears along the sea wall (past hide 3) - three males and 1 female all together. OTHER: A number of small whites, 2 southern hawkers and 2 common blues.
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