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Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 25th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Redshank

Further to Brian’s sightings: 18:30 -21-15 Redshank 120 Curlew 80 Whimbrel 2 Black-headed Gull 140 Ringed Plover 30 Little Ringed Plover 4 Oystercatcher 35 It was good to meet up Chris Jones who saw a female Gadwall with seven young. And most remarkable, totally calm, not a hint of wind!

Andy SMITH

Sugarloaf Mountain

Fri 25th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Yellow hammer

Several males calling perched on top of ferns on the main path up the mountain about 100metres from car park

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Fri 25th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Sanderling

1st platform: Sanderling: 3rd hide: Garganey: Reported and gone: Spoonbill, Garganey, Green Sandpiper

Andrew Crowder

Goldcliff

Tue 22nd Jun 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Single bird from the first hide this morning. Pair of Little Ringed Plover and 3 Black Tailed Godwit from 2nd hide. Distant pair of buzzards in the haze – one was probably ‘Bosprey’ and 30+ Teal.

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Tue 22nd Jun 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

First hide: Wood Sandpiper

Iain Crawford

Sudbrooke NP26 5TA

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rose coloured starling

Adult rosy starling, at 5pm was in buddleia bushes by social club, then flew to South side of pumping Station.
Cold and windy location, definitely jacket required.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby observed hawking among Hirundines over The Narth at midday, also single Wood Warbler heard trilling in Trellech Common Woods (they seem much fewer in the woods on the Trellech plateau this year).

Chris and Theresa Stone

Sudbrook, Caldicot

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rosy Starling

A Rosy starling appeared in our garden this morning approx 9.45, it was later found by the social club and gave good views.. It was seen later on the roof of the cottages past the pump house briefly, but the club is a good/better? bet.

John O’Sullivan

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpipers

3 Summer Plumaged Wood Sandpipers from the seawall hide plus 19 Teal. 80-100 Sand Martin feeding in the shelter of the seawall in a cold N wind. Male Marsh Harrier showing beautifully, 3 LRP, a single Dunlin, 12 Black Tailed Godwit, also 3 Little Egret and a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Karen Sayers

Lighthouse Park St Brides

Sun 20th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rosy Starling

Rosy Starling, one on beach lane and one on the park itself a few days before.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Blue tit

Newly fledged fluffy blue tit at nest site

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Garganey

Pheasants, 2 chiffchaffs, 7 ravens, common whitethroat, blackcap and green woodpecker yaffling, Redshank Platform – 48 redshanks (one with a damaged leg), 25 lapwing, 3 skylarks, 4 oystercatchers, 2 ringed plovers, linnets, 2 cormorants, 3 black-headed gulls, shelduck, 1 swift and 1 juvenile little egret, juvenile common buzzard and sand martins in 4 separate groups comprising 5, 3, 25 and 12 birds. Snipe platform – 3 herons (1 juvenile and 1 adult with an eel), 6 mute swans, reed buntings and the reed warbler singing and cettis calling. Seawall – quiet on the mudflats but the cape/ruddy shelduck is still present, 5 curlew, 2 common gulls and the black-tailed godwits which were on lagoon 3 made their way down to the mudflats. Hide three – 2 pairs of tufted ducks, the garganey is still present and going into eclipse plumage, juvenile little grebe showing quite well, gadwall, 1 little ringed plover and 3 swallows. OTHER: Meadow browns on the wing and a lovely bee orchid just past the muddy section alongside the fence prior to the seawall.

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