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Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Mon 23rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodcock

1645 – one Woodcock up over the house from the Clydach Gorge at very last light – the first this winter

Simon James Bedford

Llangybi Bottom (flooded)

Sat 21st Dec 2019

Main sighting: Swans

2 whooper and 59 mute Swan accompanying 4 shelduck !! 34 mallard and 6 snipe on the flooded water meadows below the village .

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr ponds

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Dunlop Semtex: 14 Goosander (6 male), Kingfisher, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron
Machine Pond: 53 Canada Geese, Reed Bunting
Horsetail Pond: 9 Wigeon

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper flying up river,Pair mallard on bank .Male and 2 Female Goosander appeared in the rough waters and observed swimming around and diving into the river for fish .

Graham Thomas Thorne

blackvein forest crosskeys

Mon 16th Dec 2019

Main sighting: tawny owls

tawny owls heard calling in the blackvein forest 8.30 pm

bob gwillim


Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kites

2 Red Kites flying above the A4042 near the river bridge

Mark Waldron

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Great Northern Diver

Juv feeding seen from the dam wall.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, Peregrine path

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red kite, 2 bullfinches

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

WeBS highlights on a cold, wet and windy day. As Blair noted yesterday there are lots of waterfowl Teal 210the good numbers of Wigeon Shoveler and Gadwall. Counting was made even more difficult as a male Peregrine was hunting whilst the female was on the island. Glossy Ibis 1 Common Gull Great B?#
B Gull

Kevin Wood

Brynmawr ponds

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher flew over pond from roundhouse to farside of pond near steps, also Present were 3 Goosander, Grey Heron and Cormorants.

Charles Alexander Smith

St Mellons

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Long Eared Owl/ Tylluan Gorniog

I am a member of the Sussex Ornithological Society. Whilst visiting family in St Mellons I stayed up late into the night. The owl hooted from about 11.45 pm to 12.15am. The weather was showery but not windy. Grid reference ST228821. It should be audible from T junction of Bridge Road (B4562) and Tyr Winch Road. I realise this is a scarce species however the call was unmistakeable. Hope this is helpful. All the best.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoon

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Ducks, ducks and more ducks

Visited a very waterlogged Goldcliff Lagoons this afternon. Water levels on all lagoons highest I have seen for some time. Shovelers, Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shelduck and Tufted Ducks. Main numbers being on Priors and some on Becs Lagoon. On Priors two Redshanks stood out as otherwise the whole reserve was devoid of waders.
A Kestrel was seen hunting. Two Stonechats near the sea wall hide. Usual Canada and Greylag Geese. Mute Swans also.
Out on the foreshore — Curlews in samll numbers and a flock of 7 Lesser Black Headed Gulls. Black headed Gulls also on the waters edge.