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Sightings

Robert Hughes

Above the road at Square Farm Near Dingestow

Thu 8th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Pair of Lapwing Flying/Displaying

First time I have seen these birds in this area.

Lucy Beecher

Sea Wall Marshfield

Sun 4th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite.

iain crawford

Monmouth

Sun 4th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Goosander

Male goosander, Wye/monnow confluence. 225 common gulls, school playing fields

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 2nd Feb 2024

Main sighting: Partial roundup

Rain stopped play so only hide 1 visited – en-route collard dove, wren, starlings, herring gulls, crows, chaffinches, pheasant, song thrush, woodpigeons, blue tits, magpies, moorhens and redwings. Hide one – 10 black-tailed godwits, 108 wigeon, 95 teal, 25 shoveler, 2 gadwall, blackbird, 5 mute swans and 1 lapwing.

Andy Smith

Blorange

Sun 28th Jan 2024

Main sighting: Woodcock

Woodcock flushed from the undergrowth along side path in the Tumble valley near the lower foot bridge. This is my 4th sighting of a woodcock in the area this winter.

tony & jan jenkins

Magor

Sat 27th Jan 2024

Main sighting: short eared owl

1330hrs Flushed a SEO from Magor pill area and it flew NE towards the private area of foreshore, viewed at distance before disappearing into the spartina.
Bit disturbed at seeing 3 guys with shotguns walking along the shoreline but as this is private land difficult to object.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 26th Jan 2024

Main sighting: Weekly roundup

Fairly quiet today despite a high tide. En-route to hides – Chiffchaff contact call, crows, robin, woodpigeons, chaffinch, herring gulls, starlings, magpie, song thrush in song, blue tits, great tit and the light-morph buzzard on a distant telegraph pole. Hide one: Wren, 3 curlew, 138 lapwing, 1 heron, 52 shoveler, 168 teal, 162 wigeon, male kestrel hunting and water rail calling. Hide two – blackbird, 1st year male marsh harrier, moorhen, mallards, 1 redshank only, 8 gadwall and 2 distant gt black-backed gulls following the seawall. En-route to platform – pair of stonechats, 7 fieldfares, 11 redwings, female kestrel perched up and a female reed bunting. Snipe platform – tufted numbers up with 8 males and 5 females feeding. Seawall – high tide so not much saltings and mud exposed – another 69 curlew seen, shelduck, black headed gulls and house sparrows only. Hide three – 3 cormorants, Canada and greylags, meadow pipits and 2 skylarks.

Neville Davies

Red Barn Goldcliff

Fri 26th Jan 2024

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

Wintering chiffchafff feeding amongst the willows. Also seen, female marsh harrier, cettis calling, pheasant, 2 gadwall mallards, pair of bullfinches and 5 skylarks overhead.

Allan Dowson

newport wetlands,Uskmouth

Mon 22nd Jan 2024

Main sighting: Snipe

7-Snipe were seen from the hide,standing on fallen reeds looking right from the hide.Haven’t seen Snipe here before.Apart from the Snipe it was very quiet bird wise.

tony & jan jenkins

magor pill to redwick

Sun 21st Jan 2024

Main sighting: waders

A windy midday walk along the foreshore gave singles of grey heron, little egret, grey plover, a flock of 300 starlings, 400 woodpigeons, flock of 50 fieldfares/redwings, several pairs of curlew, a few wigeon, mallard, shelduck, at Magor pill @ 30 redshank with a few dunlin mixed in and a couple of mistle thrushes in the field next to the sewage works.

John Powell

flying from Risca towards Bassaleg approx 2pm

Sat 20th Jan 2024

Main sighting: unknown - believed unusually large raptor

very large bird about twice size of buzzard, broad wings with very slow wing beats. appeared to be raptor and not heron type bird. Lots of buzzards and a few goshawks in area above Fox Wood but this was much bigger. flying north to south.

Mark Raikes

Flood plain between M48 and Caldicot Castle

Fri 19th Jan 2024

Main sighting: 2 black swans

2 swans swimming together.

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