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Sightings

Paul Coombes

Pwll du & Punch bowl

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

4 Redwing observed and heard flying over. Other sightings of note: male kestrel, Buzzard, Goldfinch, meadow pipits

Nicholas Beswick

Garn Lakes

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hirundines

Flock of twelve House Martins and three Swallows over after the early rain cleared. Also of note a pair of Stonechats, six Reed Buntings and a Treecreeper.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Hightide count heavy rain 07:30. Whimbrel 1 Curlew 204 Grey Plover 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 10 Knot 22 Gadwall 32 Teal 75 Shoveler 35. When it stopped raining. A roving flock consisted of: Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Great Tit 4 Chiffchaff 2 Treecreeper 1 Chaffinch 2 Song Thrush 1 also, Cetti’s Warbler 3 H Water Rail H Stonechat 2 Raven 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Little Grebe 1

Chris Jones

Glebelands Park, Newport

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Med Gull

4 Adult winter Med Gulls present with small number of Black-headed Gulls. A little earlier an Adult winter Med Gull had also been present nearby at the McDonalds on Lyne Road, Crindau

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

My first autumn arrivals – a single Redwing with five Blackbirds eating berries. Also 83 Starlings on power line.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Mystery bird

Last night I found myself awake at 3.am so decided to see if I could see any of the promised shooting stars shortly after I heard a bird calling I thought might be a wader suddenly a bird appeared from behind me over the house and flew towards the Severn away from me losing height. It appeared to have flat rounded wings and to be the size of a e.q. short eared owl or small heron I never managed to get my bins on it and it was gone will keep an eye out for what ever it was I never seen or heard it again in the next 30 mins

Verity Picken

Beacon Hill

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Crossbill

Six Crossbill this morning; otherwise pretty quiet.

Bob Wright

Secret Garden, Mamhilad

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red kite quartering fields around the garden centre, then flew off towards Mynydd Maen.
Unable to determine sex.

Simon James Bedford

Whitson Bog (back of Llanwern

Tue 8th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Short Eared Owl (2nd one in days ) 120 Starling 4 grey Heron Little egret green woodpecker Mute Swan x12 40 plus Goldfinch 30 Linnet 2 Stonechat 2 Buzzard and a single red kite

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 8th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier hunting near the old Brynmawr reservoir, disappeared across county boundary to the north. Flock of forty Goldfinches feeding on rush seeds. Male Sparrowhawk perched by Hafod Road. Also Buzzard and Kestrel.

Gavin Vella

Redwick

Mon 7th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Ring Ouzel

12 Redwing, 6 Song , 3 Mistle Thrush, 18 Blackbirds and 1 Male ring Ouzel feeding at the end of ‘Cock Street’ Redwick yesterday morning. Ring Ouzel was being chased off by Mistles but there were plenty of berries.

Neville Davies

South Gwent

Mon 7th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

9 red kites circling together with several landing here and there.

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