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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Clouded Yellow
High tide: Redshank 100 Greenshank 1 Dunlin 200 Oystercatcher 30 Pintail 20 Shoveler 60 Teal 4 Shelduck 150 Mallard 40 Wigeon 30. A mixed flock of Linnet and Goldfinch 200+ Kestrel 2 Butterflies: Clouded Yellow 1 Red Admiral 3 Small Copper 1 Large White 3. Common Darter 3.
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Mike Rees

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Jack Snipe
Jack Snipe feeding at the edge of the reeds in front of Marsh Viewing Screen. Observed at 1.00pm
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

British Moors

Main Sighting: Red Kite
Flock of 30 plus mippits Ad.Red Kite Kestrel Raven Buzzard and a couple of Red Grouse flushed in the usual place...weirdly a yellowhammer just above the old mine
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Waun Afon Bog

Main Sighting: KESTREL
Two of kestrel hunting the ridge above Waun Afon below Coity ..Raven Mippit Skylark (late up here ) Mistle Thrush mixed flock of finches (Chaffs Goldfinch and linnet Also one of the kestrels a juvie so got to be a good sign
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Simon James Bedford

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Blorenge

Main Sighting: Redwing
Small group of 7 birds Pwll Ddu side .Also flock of 14 Mistle thrush 3 Buzzard 1 red kite up to 40 strong flock of Mippits and Stonechat Punchbowl side plus 300+ Woodpigeon
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Mamhilad Pontypool

Main Sighting: Swallow
2 swallows over just now.
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N J Davies

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hengoed

Main Sighting: Redwing
45 past the house at 1750hrs - numbers building up steadily.
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Roger Price

Monday, 15 October 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Goldfinch and Linnet
On the morning tide, significant size flocks of Goldfinch, Linnet, Skylark and possibly Greenfinch, N.E. under the wet weather cloud. Otherwise: Shoveler 103, Shelduck 100, Mallard 75,Wigeon 50, Pintail 45, Teal 16, Redshank 230, Dunlin 70, O.C. 30,Greenshank 2, Mute Swan 2,Cormorant 3,Heron, Wheatear, Kingfisher, Cettis Warbler.
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Blair Jones

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Kestrel
Following on from Mike and Jackies sightings after they left walked to seawall hide. Relatively quiet as tide was out. On the mud 20 + Oyster Catchers, Dunlin and Curlew at a distance, Black Headed Gulls and Shelduck. At the seawall hide on Becs - 2 x Raven, 7 x Magpies, 2 x Curlew and 10 x Teal, 5 x Shelduck, 2 x Mute Swans, 1 x Little Egret, 1 x Grey Heron. 3 x Buzzards ( one was Bosprey very white and a second bird that is also got a lot of white on it). 20 x Pied Wagtails , 10 x Meadow Pipits and 10 x Linnets. Female Kestrel was catching what looked like Dragonflies and eating them in front of the hide on a post. Cettis heard calling from hedgerows.
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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spotted Redshank
Highlights of today's WeBS count: Spotted Redshank 1 Little Stint 2 Curlew Sandpiper 1 Golden Plover 1 Snipe 12 Redshank 20 Grey Plover 2 Dunlin 200 Ringed Plover 10 Greenshank 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 2 pale phase Teal 30 Shoveler 40 Pied Wagtail 24 Nice to see Prior's Lagoon has water.
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