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Sightings

tony & jan jenkins

newport wetlands

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Dunlin

High count from the coast path near the lighthouse – 2000 plus dunlin in flight at high tide, largest count here for some time, along with 30 plus grey plover and 120 curlew.
En route to the motorway, a female marsh harrier overhead above the A4810 with buzzard nearby for comparison.

Mark Davies

Goldcliff

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bean Goose

A Bean Goose and 20 Pink-footed Geese from the seawall hide this morning

Mr Neville J Davies

Seawall tea room fields.

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Colour ringed Curlew

25 Collard Doves on the roof of Henton Farm Goldcliff. Seawall tea rooms area – 15 Curlew one colour ringed (yellow ring upper right leg, metal ring upper left leg with number 50 on it), Fieldfares and 78 Starlings.

Neville James Davies

Red Barn and Boat Lane

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Waders

Red Barn Pool – Gt Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 31 Teal, 3 Pintail (2 male, 1 female), 25 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, Cettis calling, female Marsh Harrier and a female Peregrine that put up 162 Lapwing, she singled 1 out and made multiple twists and short dives but this was one lucky Lapwing.
Boat Lane – 7 Reed Buntings (mostly females), 108 Wigeon, 5 Curlew, 1 Buzzard (light bird), 1 Heron. Seawall – female Peregrine perched on a rock on the saltings, 44 Shoveler, 12 Oystercatchers, 3 Pintail, 5 Shelduck, 4 Dunlin, 26 Redshanks, Black Headed Gulls and a Cettis calling.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Merlin / Bean Goose / Spotted Redshank

Pheasant, Goldcrest, 35 Fieldfares with 8 Redwings mixed in, 131 Starlings, 2 pars Stonechats and 10 Reed Buntings (2 males the rest females). Redshank platform – 25 Teal, 5 Mute Swans, female Kestrel, Spotted Redshank and 3 Little Egrets. Snipe platform – Cettis calling, 3 Cormorants and 8 Meadow Pipits. A Bean Goose was mixed in with 25 Greylags feeding in the grass alongside the hedgerow leading to the seawall (lovely close views). Seawall – 4 Pintail, 4 Grey Plovers and 129 Wigeon. Hide three – 143 more Wigeon, 48 Lapwing, distant views of the female Marsh Harrier and a female Merlin that passed right in front of the hide. No sign of the Barn Owl when I left around 1500hrs.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bean Goose

1-Spotted Redshank on first lagoon.A probable Bean Goose with 28-Greylags.Photos on Gwent Birds facebook.11h30-13h20.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Mon 24th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Raven

One of a pair of Ravens over carrying a small stick, mobbed by our resident Carrion Crows. A female Brambling with our feeding flock of Chaffinches.

Iain Crawford

Peregrine path, Monmouth

Mon 24th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Goosanders

6 goosanders 2m 4f. Buzzard, cormorant, grey heron, 5 bullfinches, 3 song thrush, 100+ woodpigeon

Malcolm Drysdale

Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny

Sun 23rd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Single goldcrest moving through cypress tree

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 23rd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

The highlight of todays hightide count was a Spotted Redshank on Monk’s lagoon.

John Lewis

Usk Valley Walkway west of Pant-y-goitre bridge.

Sat 22nd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Dipper.

Sunny late afternoon walk from the bridge to the far end of the ox-bow lake. 33 species. Highlights: 54 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 70 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 3 LT Tit, 1Dipper, 6 MistleTheush, 115 Redwing, 3Siskin.

Nicholas Beswick

St James’s Forestry

Fri 21st Jan 2022

Main sighting: Crossbill

Group of six Crossbills feeding on larch seeds, two more flying over. A few Chaffinches and Siskins, otherwise pretty quiet. Stonechat on perimeter fence.

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