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jon holmes

coed morgan

Thu 8th Jun 2023

Main sighting: quail calling

10-30pm single bird calling. often heard at this location over the years

iain crawford


Fri 2nd Jun 2023

Main sighting: Ring-billed gull

Ringbilled gull feeding on dead pike (otter kill?) at Wye shingle beach. Kingfisher took 2 minnows below Priory St. 4 blackcap, 30 Canada geese, greenfinch, 12 house martin, 30 sand martin, 2 gsw, song thrush, grey heron, 2 juv ltt, grey wagtail, chiffchaff, 20 barbel, toad. Only June, already the Wye has a greenish tinge.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 2nd Jun 2023

Main sighting: White Wagtail

Morning visit. En-route to hides – 2 male pheasants, woodpigeons, wrens, crows, herring gulls, 2 chiffchaffs, magpies, robin, mallards, 2 herons, 2 whitethroats, reed warbler singing and jackdaws. Hide one – most of the activity was here with 190 black-tailed godwits, 5 avocet, 2 shelduck, blue tits, Canada geese, 11 redshanks, lesser black-backed gulls, 5 lapwing, 2 ringed plovers, 6 dunlin, 10 lt egrets, 2 shoveler, coot, a good count of 39 gadwall (my highest count here) with 5 more from hide 3, skylark singing, 3 oystercatchers and 4 cormorants (1 a juvenile). Hide two – buzzard, cettis calling, cattle egret in the usual spot on the island ,a single curlew came in and stayed for about 5 minutes, black headed gulls and a moorhen. Snipe platform – 2 male and 1 fem tufteds, 14 mute swans, greylags, little grebe and 1 swallow. Seawall – 6 more swallows, 85 starlings including juvs on the seawall, also 3 pied wagtails (1 juv), and a male white wagtail and 1 yellow wagtail mixed in, 2 sand martins with 18 house martins and 9 swifts. Hide three – sparrows, linnets, 14 more avocet, great white egret, another male tufted, juv male marsh harrier and on the way back another pair of whitethroats, one had nesting material.

Kevin Wood

Back Garden, Brynmawr

Thu 1st Jun 2023

Main sighting: Fledged Great tits and Starlings

At least 6 recently fledged Great tits being fed by parents and 8 fledged Starlings in a very busy back Garden. Also Blue tits feeding 8 young in nest box, Blackbirds with beaks full of worms and a very busy Robin. Jackdaws and Magpies on the hunt. Goldfinches and Greenfinches in front Garden and Chiffchaff heard.

iain crawford


Thu 1st Jun 2023

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Juvenile flying around my garden

Mike and Jackie Pointon


Thu 1st Jun 2023

Main sighting: Hobby

Whilst enjoying an al fresco breakfast at 08:00 a Hobby flew over the garden, having first eyed up the local swifts.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st May 2023

Main sighting: Garganey

A male and female Garganey on Monk’s lagoon this evening. The northerly winds seem to be holding up 220 Black-tailed Godwit’s migration.

Julie Baker

Heading East from Cardiff towards Newport

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 Red Kites spotted over Rumney heading East towards Newport. I regularly see kites as I frequently vidit Ceredigion. My husband saw them and confirmed they were not buzzards

tony & jan jenkins

off seawall at Priors hide

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: Sanderling

Flock of 25 sanderling offshore heading west @ 1700hrs

tony & jan jenkins

Goldcliff lagoons

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: Black tern

Firstly many thanks to the lady who made us aware of the tern which was spotted on the island opposite Priors, we arrived @ 1600hrs and the summer plumage tern was flying around the island and swooping down over the water, did not appear to catch anything, we left at 1700hrs.

Chris Le Clare

Beacon Hill

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Two distinct males singing at different parts of the trail around heath. Both birds may already have been accounted for? Other sightings include – starting with most abundant – chiffchaff, willow warbler, goldcrest, linnet, song thrush, great-spotted woodpecker, bullfinch, blackcap, crossbill, garden warbler, treecreeper, jay, buzzard and red kite.

tony & jan jenkins

River Usk

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Yellow wagtail

Afternoon walk towards the Bryn, goosander with 9 young, 8 little egrets on the oxbow, several pairs of stock doves, single yellow wagtail, grey heron, buzzard with very pale underwings, 3 little ringed plover, a pair of oystercatchers, and GSW nest site with young calling

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