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Sightings

Roger Price

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Whimbrel
On the morning tide with a west wind becoming very gusty: Whimbrel, Redshank 240, Knot 70, Dunlin 60, Oystercatcher 45, Curlew 30, Grey Plover 1, Blacktailed Godwit 1, Pintail 130, Shoveler 112, Shelduck 104, Teal 65, Mallard 60, Wigeon c.50.
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N J Davies

Friday, 28 December 2018

Peterstone sluice farm

Main Sighting: Cettis warbler
Couple of hours early morning gave me 34 species with the highlights being a cettis warbler, 28 curlew, siskins overhead, 96 teal, 264 redshanks (1 colour ringed bird), 78 wigeon, 18 dunlin, 94 shelduck, 8 pintail (mostly males), cormorants, 10 ringed plovers, buzzard, reed bunting and 2 first-year gt b b gulls.
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Bob Wright

Friday, 28 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlew
26 curlew feeding on meadow around Monks Lagoon this morning. Also present 8 shelduck, one little egret. A buzzard was perched above a flock of Canada geese on the far bank and a peregrine perched in a bush towards the seawall. A single male stonechat gave a lovely display on the fence immediately in front of the hide and a pair of wrens were flitting about the bramble bushes outside. Two flocks of lapwing were flying out over the seawall - very approximate guess but large flock seemed to exceed 600 and smaller flock 400+.
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Chris Stone

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Sugbrook

Main Sighting: Med gull Ad
Usual bird seen from my house on the Severn y-day, with the aid of a scope of course, also c150 presume Wigeon far out in the middle of the river. Also 60 Linnets
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Ron Eccles

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Black Redstart
Black Redstart seen along shoreline towards house. Perching on and off railings along shore. More waterfowl than I have ever seen along shore with thousands of wildfowl and lapwings and hundreds of curlew. Around a dozen Avocet along shore.Lagoons are now filled with water but still missing waders apart from a flock of 60 curlew. Presume that most of the worms and other food died in the summer drought and it will take a while for food supplies to build up and attract waders.
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Blair Jones

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Curlews
Dawn visit/high tide. 200 + Curlews at Hide 3 until just after first light. Usual Canadian Geese present but 2 x Barnacle Geese mixed in with them at Lagoon 3. 5 x Grey/Golden Plover (not sure as poor light). Big flock of 200 + Dunlins , 100 x Lapwings, 1 x Grey Heron, 2 x Gadwall, 20 x Shelduck, 50 + Wigeon, 50 + Teal, 1 x Peregrine Falcon, 1 x Bosprey (Really nice white Buzzard), 2 x Stone Chats, 2 x Meadow Pipits, 4 x Magpies, 4 x Carrion Crows, 2 x Ravens, 1 x Oyster Catcher. 10 + Greylags. Out on the Estuary it was the fullest I have seen it with Ducks in a very long time. Huge amount of Wigeon, Geese, Shelduck and Shovelers. Curlews and Lapwings were roosting at high tide on the saltmarsh of the Pill. 50+ Oystercatchers and various Gulls.
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Simon James Bedford

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Llanyrafon

Main Sighting: Tawny Owl
Two seriously aggressive female owl "kee Keeveking " outside my front garden to the point they were scrapping each other to the floor under a streetlight then flew off in seoerate directions
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Allan Dowson

Monday, 24 December 2018

peterstone

Main Sighting: Merlin
1-fem.Merlin perched on a log,good views for 4-5 minutes before it flew off west.14h30
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N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Monday, 24 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Black Redstart
Mid-morning visit and a mix of stuff including rediwngs and fieldfares, the adult male peregrine with a full crop sat on the 1st island contented and full, shelduck, 11 greylag geese, a pair of barnacle geese that dropped in with some Canada's (no rings or neck collars and in good condition), 2 buzzards, 23 shoveler, 26 teal, 1 curlew, 1 heron, 4 gt b b gulls, flock of 17 long tailed tits, male stonechat and a black redstart along the sea wall and the fence leading up to the house. The stoat made an apperence again from hide 3. On the mudflats was 13 avocets, 103 lapwing, 526 wigeon, 12 redshanks and oystercatchers. Merry Christmas all.
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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 24 December 2018

Saltmarsh and foreshore

Main Sighting: Various
8 Greylag 450 wigeon 16 curlew Sparrowhawk 90 teal 40 plus mallard large flocks of wig heading uptide around 500yds offshore .
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