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Blair Jones

Boat Lane

Sun 6th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

2 x Glossy Ibis on flooded marsh. (“Flossy” and the juvenile “Bossy”).
Flock of Lapwings put up by a female Marsh Harrier.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 6th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Black Redstarts

Visited just before dawn.
There were 2 x Black Redstarts ( male and female) showing on the sea wall near Hill Farm.
Also pair of Stonechats, Wren, Pied Wagtails and Meadow Pipits. On the foreshore was a flock of 20 x Grey Plovers and 20 x Dunlins. On the saltmarsh near waters edge – flock of 30 x Curlew. Buzzard.
Becs Lagoon- Flock of Canada Geese, Greylags and 4 x Barnacle Geese. Sparrowhawk and Greater Spotted Woodpecker.
Priors Lagoon – Spotted Redshank in with a small flock of Redshank (roosting). 40c Black Tailed Godwits. Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mallards, Wigeon, Teal and Shoveler.
Hedgerows – Redwings ,Blackbirds and Fieldfares.
More on my blog.

MIke and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Point

Sun 6th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Male Black Redstart on the garden wall and fence also Turnstone 12 Dunlin 2 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Mistle Thrush 2 Fieldfare 10 Redwing 2 Stonechat 2

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Seawall

Sun 6th Dec 2020

Main sighting: grey plover, wigeon

thanks to the WeBS counters reporting 450 wigeon – highest count they have had at Peterstone; also a few grey plovers, several teal, redshanks, 20 curlew, 10 dunlin; also oystercatchers, shelduck, small numbers of pintail; 1 little egret; few stonechat; strong redwing & fieldfare presence in the hawthorns. 1 GS woodpecker.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 6th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Little Grebe

Walked from Llanfoist to Llanwenarth and back and saw 2 Little Grebe , 6 Moorhen , 3 Dipper , a Little Egret , a Kingfisher , several Yellow Wagtail , 3 Cormorant , a Treecreeper , a Jay , 5 Rook and 3 male & 1 female Goosander

Simon James Bedford

Llantrisant Usk opp. LLANGYBI bottom

Sat 5th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Wild fowl

On the flood plain 27 Mute swan 82 Canada Geese 200 mixed gulls including bh hg and 3 gbb 2 barnacle geese and overlying cormorant and Peregrine Falcon .

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 5th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Godwits

Brief visit this morning from 8am as the rain continued. Not much seen in the hour I was there apart from 125 Black-tailed Godwits with 22 Dunlin mixed in, Shelduck, Curlew, 2 Shoveler and plenty of Redwings and Filedfares along the hedgerows and a Cettis heard.

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Fri 4th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Goldeneye

First Goldeneye of the winter on the river. Also L Egret, L Grebe, 2 Goosander and c800 Starlings with Fieldfare and Redwing.

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Wed 2nd Dec 2020

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

A single owl appeared at 16.50 in near-darkness. Red Grouse called. Earlier, Kestrel and Stonechat.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Tue 1st Dec 2020

Main sighting: Avocet

25-Avocets on the foreshore 14h00

Martin Chainey

Devauden, Monmouthshire

Tue 1st Dec 2020

Main sighting: A white spotted blackbird, photo taken

A white spotted blackbird??

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Mon 30th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

1 male 2 F/m Goosander by F/St .fm on bank m and f/m in shallows swimming around after approx 20mins all 3 swam up river out of sight,also seen flying around 1 grey wagtail and 2 pied wagtail,Jackdaws starting to fly to roost presume tredegar park woodland

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