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Sightings

Bob Potter

Upper Nedern Brook (flooded), Caldicot.

Wed 3rd Jan 2024

Main sighting: Pintail

Pintail; Wigeon 100+; Teal 40; Little Grebe; Tufted Duck 8; Shelduck; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull 3; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Canada Goose 80; Greylag Goose 6; Gadwall; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Coot; Mallard; Fieldfare 3; Redwing; Blackbird; Blue Tit; Bullfinch; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Robin; Wren.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Rogerstone Jubilee Way

Wed 3rd Jan 2024

Main sighting: Waxwing

14 Waxwings today at 10:45-11;:15 there were no berries on the trees the birds were seen insecting.

Deborah Tee

Rogerstone

Mon 1st Jan 2024

Main sighting: Waxwing

Ten Waxwing in trees by the pond in Jubilee Way, Rogerstone. (Near the school). Seen at 1pm.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 29th Dec 2023

Main sighting: Weekly roundup

3rd hide and seawall not visited due to frequent long heavy showers. En-route to hide 1 – robin, crows, chaffinch, blackbirds, mallards, pheasant and only a handful of redwings. Hide one – most of the activity was from here including 52 roosting curlew with 1 grey plover and 6 dunlin mixed in, 25 redshanks, 56 shoveler, 3 shelduck, 168 teal, 151 wigeon, Canada geese, greylags, 126 lapwing, starlings, magpies, wren and herring gulls. En-route to hide 2 – single fieldfare, moorhen and woodpigeons. Hide two – 1 common gull, 3 snipe, 1 little egret, male peregrine, 1 heron, cettis calling and a song thrush.

Keith Roylance

Jubilee Park, Rogerstone

Fri 29th Dec 2023

Main sighting: Waxwing

Four Waxwing on Rowan tree in Jubilee Way, Rogerstone. (Near the school). Feeding regularly and then flying off but returning every 10-15 minutes.

Chris Formaggia

Llantilio Crossenny

Mon 25th Dec 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Single firecrest in hedge in lane

tony & jan jenkins

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 23rd Dec 2023

Main sighting: Long tailed duck

A late morning very muddy walk after the heavy showers was well worth it with a female long tailed duck showing well from the Marsh hide kindly mentioned by another birder.
A peregrine having brunch, possibly lapwing and a juvenile marsh harrier hunting over the reserve.
Also female sparrowhawk hunting over the hedgerows near Red Barn.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

OOC Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs

Sat 23rd Dec 2023

Main sighting: Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver 2 female Ring-necked Duck 1 Common Sandpiper 1

Chris Field

Usk

Sat 23rd Dec 2023

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egret on the meadows by Chepstow Road/Four Ash Street. Assume same as that sighted on 20th.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 22nd Dec 2023

Main sighting: Weekly roundup

Quieter on the bird front today. Hide one – herring gulls, blackbirds, 2 male and 1 female pintail, nada geese, 61 greylags (my highest count here), 40 shoveler, 143 teal, 1 shelduck, 77 wigeon, 15 redshanks, crows, magpies, female marsh harrier, starlings, 3 cormorants and a pair of stonechats. Hide two – 124 lapwing, moorhen, 1 little egret and meadow pipits. Snipe platform – goldfinches, woodpigeons, coot, pair of tufted duck and another male and ls black-backed gulls. Marsh platform – cettis calling. Seawall – raven, 7 grey plovers, 9 dunlin, black headed gulls, 21 curlew and 37 oystercatchers. Hide three – long-tailed duck showing on lagoon to right of the hide, 20 more teal, 12 more shoveler, 54 more wigeon, 2 swans, 8 gadwall and pied wagtails. By the car park on way out, 2 fieldfare’s only, 2 wrens, robin and chaffinch.
Merry Christmas all and a happy new year…

Geoff North

Caerphilly woods, Van Road

Fri 22nd Dec 2023

Main sighting: Cross bills

Good numbers of cross bills feeding on the pine cones.

Verity Picken

Usk

Wed 20th Dec 2023

Main sighting: Great White Egret

A surprising location for this species. A single bird was feeding in a field on the Pontypool road out of Usk.

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