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Home Sightings

Sightings

N J Davies

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Sanderling
6 swallows, 1 whitethroat, 1 cettis, family group of ravens, 67 redshanks, 36 shelduck, 11 black headed gulls, 8 oystercatchers, only 5 avocets, 9 ringed plovers, 2 lt ringed plovers, 21 lapwing, 3 skylarks, 2 sanderling in with 70 dunlin, 6 teal, reed warbler, 5 gadwall, 7 drakes and 3 fem tufteds, 1 snipe showing well from the last but one platform, 3 black tailed godwits, 1 heron, 6 shoveler, buzzard and green woodpecker. From the sea wall at high tide - 2 gt black-backed gulls, 8 curlew on the saltings and 15 manx shearwaters out at sea fairly close in. Meadow brown butterflies around the first hide. 1 Canada goose fledging is limping quite badly.
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Roger Price

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Main Sighting: Red Breasted Merganser and Manx Shearwater
Sea Watch 8-10.30am. Strong wsw winds at perifery of storm Hercules. Red Breasted Merganser(fem) seeking shelter at the wet edge of the Marsh,also a handfull of Redshank, 2 Blacktailed Godwits and c.20 Curlew and 5 Lapwing. A family of Shelduck with 3 well grown young (about 4 weeks), which suggests a 30% survival rate. 1 Manx Shearwater across channel both ways at 8.30. One Gannet dc 9.00, 2 dc at 9.35 and 10.10. All 4th yr/adult.
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Blair Jones

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Black Headed Gulls
Evening birdwatch - Lagoon 1 Approx 30 Black Headed Gulls gathering together. 30 + Dunlins with 2 Knot mixed in. Flock of Redshanks approx 20. Black Tailed Godwits Approx 10 on Lagoon 2. 2 Ringed Plovers also mixing it with Dunlins on Lagoon 1. Water levels are lowest I have seen for sometime.
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Hughes Tracey

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Newport

Main Sighting: Ducklings
Ducklings central roundabout on new Tredegar House Roundabout in distress
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Hywel Davies

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Bittern
At 11am a bittern flew the whole width of the reedbed from west to east before landing in the reeds near the hide.
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Roger Price

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Common Scoter and Sanderling
On the afternoon tide: 12 Common Scoter(9 adult male),diving offshore, 2 Sanderling(1 summer plumage,1 in transition), 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 5 Oyster Catchers, 7 Lapwing, 2 Heron, 1 Lgrt, 31 Shelduck, 60 Mallard, 7 Black Headed Gulls, Buzzard, 2 Swallows up channel, 1 House Martin in off the sea.
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Iain Crawford

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Triley, Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Canada geese
14 Canada's, 7 mallard, five swallows
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Iain Crawford

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Deri ridge, Bryn Arw

Main Sighting: Kestrel
Male kestrel, 2 linnets, 2 juvenile stonechats, mipits, skylarks, wood warbler, 2 ravens, green woodpecker, swallow, Chiffchaffs, willow warblers
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Red Farm Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Lesser whitethorat
Walk along to the gate from the road overlooking the water produced a reed warbler singing, lesser whitethroat calling, 8 swifts and a small copper butterfly.
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wigeon
1 chiffchaff, 1 reed warbler, 2 whitethroats, 1 cettis, 9 shoveler, shelduck, avocet,5 black-tailed godwits, 59 dunlin, 75 redshanks in one group, teal numbers now at 15 drakes and 5 females, skylarks, 2 pairs lt ringed plovers, ringed plovers, 2 lt egrets, 1 heron, 2 buzzards, crows have 2 fully grown young in the hawthorn near to hide 3, 5 swifts, trickle of 21 swallows, 8 gadwall, 2 house martins, 1 curlew, 2 gt black-backed gulls and 22 avocets on the foreshore, female wigeon still knocking about, 1 stock dove and blackcap. Also- pair of hairy dragonflies, speckled woods, green-veined white, small white, holly blue and red admiral. Very brief sightings of Blair's black swans around 12.30pm, flew across from the far left corner from hide 3 into the tall cow parsley on the island, only brief views but they are still about.
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