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Home Sightings

Sightings

Simon James Bedford

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Wentwood Ridge to Curly Oak

Main Sighting: Crossbill
Just three crossbill all male on the ridge .Female kestrel Raven Stonechst Treecreeper GSW Nuthatch Blackcap on heath Buzzard Sprawk 2 seperate mixed flocks of Cahaffinch / Brambling LTTit flocj one solitary Siskin and a Tawny Owl sceeching in broad daylight ..No chance of photos ..Family with me
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Dan Webb Andrew Strong

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Water Pipit
Afternoon high tide. Solitary Water Pipit on mud at back of third lagoon. A Greenshank, 4 redshank, 6 black tailed Godwit, 3 Little Stint, 6 snipe in reeds at side of first lagoon, only 50 curlew on marshes. in Lagoons good numbers of teal, wigeon and shoveler. chiffchaff and Cetti's in hedgerow.
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Llanyrafon ( back garden )

Main Sighting: Raptors
Local Buzzard pair soaring over our house and the cranes at Llanfrechfa most of the afternoon with 3 juvs . I suspect 2 females and a juv male . Also our local Sparrowhawk pair taking advantage of the late Autumn thermals .1500 female peregrine playing havoc with local racing pigeons and a Red Kite High travelling North . Great days to be looking up .. far up .
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N J Davies

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Swallow
Further to the sightings this morning after Blair wen't - 176 Canada geese, woodpigeon flocks continued to pass over high (100+ at a time and at least 6 separate groups), 3 herons, 4 lt egrets, 137 teal, 5 black tailed godwits with 3 lt stints (hide 1 early), 1 cettis calling, cormorant, good count of 142 lapwing, male sparrowhawk, pair of kestrels, 4 stock doves, 3 snipe, 1 water rail (heard calling, not seen), fem peregrine, 2 reed buntings, female stonechat with a male seen elsewhere and 1 late swallow over. Seawall - single avocet on the mudflats with 36 redshanks, 43 dunlin, 1 egret, 87 curlew, linnets and 34 oystercatchers. Hide 3 - 9 wigeon and on the mud to the right of the hide a group towards the line of reeds, 24 skylarks feeding together. Female marsh harrier made a 2nd appearance. Along the long hedgerow leading to the sea wall was a group of 27 long tailed tits moving through with a dunnock and 3 chiffchaffs mixed in. 3 red admirals and a male common darter seen near to the car park.
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N J Davies

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Pandy Lane Bedwas

Main Sighting: Redstart
Female redstart flying across the lane on way home.
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Blair Jones and Brian Thomas

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Saltmarsh Lane, Nash

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Went for walk to see if we could find the Black Redstart which did not show. Saw a female Marsh Harrier flying towards Goldcliff. Big Flock of Longtailed Tits seen at the sea wall. 1 x Reed Bunting and big flock of Goldfinches seen by Brian when driving up the lane. Large flock of Wood Pigeons (100+) seen leaving.
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Blair Jones and Nev Davies.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Dawn visit. Lagoon 1 (Monks)200+ Canada Geese, 2 Greylags, 4 x Little Egret Curlews roosting and lapwings. 50+ Teal and 30+ Shoveler. Lagoon 3 (Becs) , 20 + Teal, 20 +Shoveler, 1 x Buzzard, 1 x Black Tailed Godwit, 20 x Mallard, 1 x Lapwing, 1 x Greenshank, 2 x Raven, 4 x Carrion Crow, 3 x Heron. Seawall - 1 x Sparrowhawk and Pied Wagatils. 50+ Jacdawas flew over lagoon and 60+ Wood Pigeons. 30 + Starlings. Lagoon 2 (Priors). Met up with Nev Davies. Flock of 8 x Redshanks on the Lagoon, Peregrine Falcon fly past, Pied Wagatils on the lagoon and a snipe fly past. Marsh Harrier ( female) appeared and put up 100+ Lapwings from Lagoon 2 and Little Stints ( Nev saw 3).
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Tom Chinnick

Friday, 19 October 2018

Saltmarsh lane

Main Sighting: Black Redstart
Single bird showing at the seawall end of Saltmarsh lane
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Clive Rutter

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Undy

Main Sighting: Whinchat
One on levels (with 3 Stonechats)
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Blair Jones

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Greenshank
Late evening visit at sunset. The Lagoons were very quiet. On Monks (Lagoon 1), 20 x Teal, 3 x Shovler, 20 x Teal, Little Egret. On Priors( Lagoon 2) - there is water! - 1 x Greenshank feeding and preening in the water. Flock of Teal at South end. Mud Flats and Estuary were quiet. Curlew and Oystercatchers at distance and Black Headed Gulls, Shoveler Ducks. Becs(Lagoon 3) had a solitary Greenshank. 3 x Curlews and 10 x teal. 5 x Greenshank. Little Egret seen later. Flock of Starlings did a little murmuration at sunset. 2 x Greater Spotted Woodpeckers near Priors and Pied Wagtails.
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