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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

john prosser

machine pond Brynmawr.

Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: 13 goosander.

60 plus canada geese/one great crested grebe/12 tufted duck and numerous mallard.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier hunting near the Lonely Shepherd (above the fog). Two Meadow Pipits on the moor. At dusk, two Woodcock up over Hafod Farm from Clydach Gorge.

Blair Jones and Paul Joy

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Dawn visit. Monks Lagoon had large flock of waders – Curlews, Black Tailed Godwits, Knots and smaller waders possibly waders. They flew off into the gloom. Two Marsh Harriers seen over the pill. A female Marshy quartered the lagoons on several occasions.
Possible Spotted Redshank observed.
On the sea wall the Black Redstart seen by Nev Davies on Saturday was showing again regularly feeding with Stonechats, Pied Wagtails and a Wren.
Barnacle Geese seen out on the Saltmarsh with Canadas.
A flock of Avocet were feeding on the foreshore.
More on my blog.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards


Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

5 Goosanders (4m, 1 F) at “Kingfisher ponds” Llantarnam today

David Stokes

Chapel Rd Goldcliff

Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Pair of Whooper Swans

Beautiful pair of swans near the road in a farm field.

Iain Crawford


Sun 29th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Kestrel, buzzard, goldcrest, grey wagtail, 30 linnets.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 28th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Black Redstarts

Numerous Redwings and Fieldfares and a male Sparrowhawk hunting the hedge line. Kingfisher en-route to hide 1. Hide 1 – 157 Canada Geese with the juv White-fronted Goose mixed in as one group took off. The four Barnacle Geese are still present, 3 Snipe, 57 Curlew (no ringed birds), 2 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron and Cettis Calling. Redshank Platform – 52 Lapwing, 88 teal, a Spotted Redshank feeding alone with 52 Common Redshanks close by, 7 Gadwall and Chiffchaff contact call. Seawall – this is where all the activity was a mix of 3 Song Thrushes, male Pied Wagtail and 31 Meadow Pipits feeding together in the short grass, with a pair of Black Redstarts feeding on the sea wall and down on the rocks with a pair of Stonechats and 3 Wrens. Male Peregrine came in and landed on the rocks just shy of the seawall with the Redstarts and Wrens feeding within 10ft of it. On the mudflats were 23 Avocet, 15 Grey Plovers, 178 Dunlin and a single Brent Goose following the edge of the water up towards the Pill. 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers seen on the way back to the car park.

Martin Bell

Parc Bryn Bach

Sat 28th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Scaup

Juv Scaup with Tufted Duck, 15 Goosander

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