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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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Blair Jones

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Common Ringed Plovers
Evening visit at high tide. Good amount of wildlife on show.I do hope they top up Lagoon 2 at least as its dried up. Notable this evening were two large flocks of Common Ringed Plover and Dunlins. I estimate approx 100+ CRP and 70 + Dunlin. I saw 1 Sanderling in the flock at Lagoon 3. The birds are roosting on the mud. Significantly this evening there was a lot of Curlews at Lagoon 1 feeding on the island 20+. At the seawall hide Sparrowhawk put in an apprearance. Lots of Teal on Lagoon 1 100+ and 40+ Lapwing. 2 x Buzzards made a later appearance.
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Roger Price

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Shelduck
Afternoon tide: Shelduck rise to 223, Shoveler 14, Teal 7, the Bar Tailed Godwit now 50% sp, 4 Blk Tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, c.100 Redshank, 80 Dunlin, 37 Ringed Plover, 54 Oystercatchers, Heron, Lgrt, Kestrel, Buzzard.
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Iain Crawford

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Old railway track, Penallt

Main Sighting: House martins
100+ house martins, dipper, two buzzards, three grey wagtails
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Kevin Dupé

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Main Sighting: Disturbance
On Thursday we will be making repairs to the fox fence and checking the salinities in the lagoons. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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John Bennett

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Terns
3 Commic Terns (probably common) in the middle of the reservoir from the Dam end .
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Allan dowson

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

goldcliff lagoons

Main Sighting: Green Sandpiper
Very quiet today.Only birds of note were 2-Green Sandpipers from 1st. platform near the sluice gate.11h00
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Peter O'Duffy

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

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Main Sighting: Re Cranes
Crane ring red/black/blue is Gibble (f)2nd Crane is possible chick from 2016, Cranes cannot be sexed in the field.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Common Redstart
Hard going to get a good variety of species with the water levels so low - WILL THE LAGOONS BE TOPPED UP SOON PLEASE? ANYTHING WILL DO.... Eventual birds of note included 2 buzzards, 43 lapwing, 2 lt ringed plovers (adults), 1 white wagtail, 1 wheatear, 11 swallows, 3 herons, 2 lt egrets, ad male peregrine and 2 sand martins. Seawall - 3 white wagtails, 2 more yellow wagtails, 1 more wheatear, 153 shelduck, 51 ringed plovers, 32 dunlin, 86 curlew, 66 black-headed gulls and 28 oystercatchers. Hide 3 again was most productive with 10 black-tailed godwits, a higher count of 71 teal, female wigeon still present, mix of 19 ringed plovers (3 juvs) with 5 dunlin and a cormorant. OTHER: Several common darter and southern hawkers, large whites, 1 comma and a painted lady. Immaculate female redstart along the hedge leading up to the sea wall.
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Red Farm Hide Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Common Crane
The cranes were still present at 1700hrs and were joined by a female marsh harrier with all three sat in the same field. I have checked my pictures from the June sightings and this pair are NOT Lofty and Gibble. The male has the following rings - right upper leg, red/black/blue left upper leg, black/blue/black. The 2nd bird appeared to be an adult female and she has no rings. At one point she was turning on the spot several times.
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