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Home Sightings

Sightings

Blair Jones

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Saltmarsh Grassland and Goldcliff Pill

Main Sighting: Buzzards
2 x Buzzards ( 1 the light variety), Female looking Marsh Harrier in distance over reed beds. 2 x Meadow Pipits near sea wall. 100 + Canadian Geese all over salt marsh. 5 x Carrion Crows , 2 x Magpie and 2 x Mute Swans. The mud opposite Boat Lance out on the estuary - large flock of 200+ Wigeon. Mixture of Curlews and Shoveler feeding on the mud.
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Blair Jones and Simon Bedford

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Visted at dawn just after high tide. Lagoon 1 - 56 x Curlews in 2 Groups. 1 x Peregrine Falcon, 10 x Shelduck , 65 x Wigeon, 6 x Shovler, 5 x Teal, 80 x Canadian Geese, 10 x Greylags, 4 x Carrion Crows. Hedgerows, 5 x Fieldfare and 10 x Woodpigeons. Lagoons 2 - 10 x Teal, 15 x Wigeon and 5 Shovlers. Seawall looking at Estuary Mud - Flock of 100 + dunlins flew past. Lagoon 3 - 1 x Female Marsh Harrier quartering the reeds over Lagoon 2. 50 + Canadian Geese, 1 x Grey Heron , 1 x Stonechat, 1 x Goldfinch, 38 x Lapwings, 2 x Mute Swans.
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Kevin Wood

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Court mountain

Main Sighting: Short eared Owl
Short eared Owl seen over mountain at approx 16.30 just as full moon came up, also heard red Grouse on way back and possibly another owl.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Bryn Bach Park

Main Sighting: Goosander
An exceptional count of 35 Goosander at lunchtime, mostly female/immature in one large flock. Also 36 Tufted Ducks, 6 Cormorants and one Grey Heron. Only a few Canada Geese and no Mute Swans (cygnets gone since last month).
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N J Davies

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Manx Shearwaters
Not a great deal about but of interest a male peregrine perched all morning on the left of the island from hide 1, pheasant, 11 shelduck, 150 dunlin which disappeared into the Pill, 4 common gulls, 2 grey herons, 2 gt b b gulls, ad fem marsh harrier hunting, 28 lapwing, 2 redwing and 1 feildfare only, water rail, 8 greylags, male stonechat, 2 mute swans and brief views of a stoat from hide 3 (nice to have a long chat in hide 3 with Blair Jones and Simon Bedford). From the seawall - 3 manx shearwaters out at sea (unusual I know but I suspect the rough seas had brought just this 3 closer in - birds can fly you know), 79 curlew, 2 pintail, 58 shoveler, 17 oystercatchers and 526 wigeon (on the mudflats and on the sea close in).
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Thomas Winstone

Friday, 21 December 2018

Machine pond, Brynmawr

Main Sighting: Goosanders
5 male and a female goosander, 1 female Muscovy duck, fifties, coots and Canada geese
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Simon James Bedford

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Nedern Water Meadows

Main Sighting: Lapwing
40p plus Lapwing 56 mallard 18 tufted duck 1 merlin 3 redshank and 7 pochard as the water level keeps rising ..
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Kevin Dupé

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Main Sighting: Disturbance this morning
There will be some disturbance today between 9.30hrs and 10.30hrs (low-tide) when we check the salinity levels. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Gavin Vella

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Shaftesbury Park

Main Sighting: Rock Pipits
2 Rock Pipit, 15 Redshank, 3 Goosander, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Mallard, 4 Common Gull, 4 Redwing, 21+ Black-headed Gull, 43+ Starling, 5 Blackbird, 4 Goldfinch, 12 House Sparrow, 6 Jawdawk, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Pied Wagtail and 30+ Feral Pigeons?..
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Kevin Dupé

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Redhouse Hide, Newport Wetlands

Main Sighting: Closed until at least 4th January
Redhouse Hide will be closed until at least 4th January, due to essential repairs being necessary. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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