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Simon James Bedford

Monday, 20 August 2018

Llandegfedd North Shore

Main Sighting: Black Tailed Godwit
Two blackwits in transit.plumage 651 gulls in NorthShore roost 490 ish of LBBGull also GBB BH CG no sign of YL ..also 12 LRPlover Green (not ) Pool ..76 Cormorant visible 93 Canada geese 4 Little egret a yellow wag and Spot fly in woods near sluice
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Red Barn Hide

Main Sighting: Common crane
2 cranes one ringed other not 1 willow warbler 1 whitethroat 1 chiffchaff 1 heron 4 sand Martin's 11 swallows 1 buzzard 1 comma 1 painted lady . Tawny owl calling 1310 cranes still present at that time.
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Chris Stone

Monday, 20 August 2018

Black rock/Passage wharf pill

Main Sighting: Whinchat
Yesterday - Ring plover 30 inc bird with yellow flag right leg above knee,(unable to read), red marker above left knee and metal ring right leg as normal. Dunlin 33, Whinchat (2 last week same place just past Passage wharf pill). Redshank c30, Whimbrel, Kestrel 2, Chifchaff 2, Painted lady + c3 Holly blue butterflys
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Neil Farr

Monday, 20 August 2018

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting: Stonechats and Wheatear
On the east side of the Sugar Loaf lower down there were 3 chiffchaff's, 4 stonechats, 2 female and 2 male on and in the bracken. Blue and great tit in a hawthorn bush. 2 buzzards, house martins and swallows. Common blue, meadow brown butterflies and a dragonfly. Higher up 4 meadow pipits, 2 swifts, 2 ravens and amongst the heather and rocks a wheatear just below the summit.
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Hadyn Jones

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Rogiet

Main Sighting: Merlin
Male Merlin flew past me at Rogiet bottom of Minnetts lane towards levels.
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Simon James Bedford

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Newcastle Monmouth

Main Sighting: Osprey
Osprey travelling south yday even at altitude ironically the same flight path as I saw on travelling North in the spring .Also at friends farm Hobby Tawny Owl have raised 2 young Red Kite coming to feed on kitchen scraps and a new Deer Rut to keep me occupied through the autumn ..
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Chris and Julie West and digger.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Oxbow the Bryn

Main Sighting: Dipper
Red kite with double tail,one below other, dipper,2 sand martins,20 mallard,crow,salmon,grey wagtail,
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mark davies

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Swifts
At least 10 swifts above the house this evening
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Blair Jones

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
I spent the morning and early afternoon at the lagoons at high tide. Whilst it was a little quiet, windy and overcast, there was quite a few birds about despite this. On the mudflats,30+ Curlew, 100+ Shelduck , 50+ Oystercatchers, 100 Black Headed Gulls, 2 x Whimbrel. Lagoons 20+ Pied/White Wagtails (some juves), 2 + Yellow Wagtails, 2 x Common Sandpipers,15 Teal Ducks, 6+ Mallards, 8 x Lapwings, 1 x Curlew, 20= Canada Geese, 16+ Greylags, 2 x Little Egret, 2 x Herons, 2+ Goldfinches and Swallows throughout. At high tide on Lagoon 3 - 74 Common Ringed Plover, 90 Dunlin and 1 Sanderling. 3 Shelduck and , 2 Carrion Crows and a Magpie. To finish off female Marsh Harrier hunting and a Peregrine Falcon (it was wading). Pics and write up on my blog.
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Ron Eccles

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Dry lagoons
Went to Goldcliff today at high tide but there were no bird to speak of. All lagoons were virtually dry. I did visit during July when it was hot and dry but there was still plenty of water in the lagoons. Is this drought a follow on from the dry weather or are the lagoons being deliberately run dry for maintenance or digging????
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