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Sightings

Warren Fossett

Raglan

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red kite

A red kite spotted near doctors surgery.

Richard Clease

Goldcliffe lagoons

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Spoonbill flying over (photos)

Circa 50 Black tailed godwits until raptor flew over, 2 redshank, curlew, ringed plover, marsh harrier, lapwings, dunlin, graylag geese. One spoonbill flew over 12:00 ish, sadly did a circuit and flew on.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling over The Narth at 11.00am – possibly a juvenile.

Neville James Davies

Red Barn

Sat 10th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Swifts

5 swifts over the pool itself, cettis calling close by, 1 buzzard and 2 herons.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 10th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Rock Pipit

6am – 11.15 Overall fairly quiet. Whitethroat 2, chiffchaff 1, pheasant, 3 cormorants and a lesser whitethroat calling. Hide one – 5 curlew. Hide two – skylarks, 36 dunlin, 3 oystercatchers, 5 more curlew, 54 lapwing, 27 black-tailed godwits (many in breeding plumage, apparently with the colder than normal conditions on their Icelandic breeding grounds some birds are returning early -hence why some of these are in full breeding plumage), 95 black headed gulls (5 of which were juveniles), 11 ringed plovers, shelduck, 2nd-year gt black-backed gull, 7 teal, 5 little egrets, 1 lt ringed plover, male marsh harrier hunting and a rock pipit feeding amongst the rocks on the edge of the island. Marsh platform – pair of little grebes and 3 mute swans with a family group of 8 linnets close by. Seawall – high tide but 136 shelduck and 47 curlew on the saltmarsh with another little egret mixed in, 3 sand martins passed too. Hide three – quiet but 96 redshank counted. Other: ,lots of meadow browns and several ringlets.

Chris Newton

Blorenge

Fri 9th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby seen and photographed hunting across the heather just east of the Foxhunter car park (presumed male as the female should be sitting at this time of year). No other raptors seen. Also a probable Ring Ouzel, five Ravens, a female Reed Bunting and many Meadow Pipits and male Stonechats, particularly near Keeper’s Pond, plus a Wren feeding young in the heather. GOS membership applied for.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Fri 9th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

At our outdoor breakfast today we saw a Red kite a Peregrine and six Swifts.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Thu 8th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Goshawk

Whilst we were enjoying an outdoor breakfast a female Goshawk flew over the garden, not long before a female Sparrowhawk with prey.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 4th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Little Ringed Plover

17:30-20:30 Little Ringed Plover 10 adults +1 juv on Becs. Green Sandpiper 1 Little Egret 5 Sand Martin 20 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Raven 4

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 4th Jul 2021

Main sighting: short eared owl

A short eared owl appeared when spooked by a quartering female marsh harrier.Also 8-oystercatchers from 1st platform1-greenshank,3-juv.BHGs,11h30-13h30

Tim Jukes

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 4th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red knot

In addition to earlier post, sightings from Curlew Hide include 2 summer plumage Red Knot, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper

Tim Jukes

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 4th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl, Whimbrel

From Advocet Hide – Short-eared Owl (13:00) along fence posts to left of hide, Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 29 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark, 10 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 1 Shelduck, 33 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lapwing, 1 Canada Goose

Next event

May
26
Sun
2024
8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk