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Sightings

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen Locks

Fri 23rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

1 Kingfisher, several mallards (20+) squabbling over females, 1 Juvenile mute swan, Moorhens (adults and juveniles), Goldfinches, Blackbird.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Fri 23rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

A single Woodcock over at dusk, heading on to the moor. Brambling earlier with numerous Chaffinches and Goldfinches,

John

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 23rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: Cetti's Warbler

A Cetti’s Warbler was calling frequently from behind the Snipe platform and another in the hedgerow across the field from the Redshank platform. A Chiffchaff was calling, not contact calling, a proper ‘Chiffchaff’ call from the car park area. Very little on the lagoons with the raised water levels so I was surprised to see a flock of 100+ Dunlin which flew over Monk’s but eventually settled on Prior’s where the ‘island’ usually appears. There were also about 8 Curlew and 20 Lapwings and a couple of Curlew Sandpipers were mixed in with the Dunlin..

tony & jan jenkins

Magor Pill to Redwick

Mon 19th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Little egrets

Late afternoon low tide walk from Magor Pill to Redwick gave @ 12 little egrets, curlew, single grey plover, 6 turnstone, kestrel, several pairs of ravens, grey heron, a few stock doves heading west & cettis calling

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Tredegar park lake

Sun 18th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Little grebes

10 Little grebes on the lake, also few tufted ducks, 5 cormorants, grey heron, 15+ coots, also moorhens, mallards, BHGulls, swans

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Sun 18th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Fieldfare

Flock of 60 plus Fieldfares (recent Redwings have moved on). Also Stonechat and Treecreeper.

tony & jan jenkins

Goldcliff Pill & Wetlands

Sat 17th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Male Marsh Harrier

Male marsh harrier flying over seawall 1515 hrs then heading west hunting over wetlands for 15 mins being mobbed by raven, heading west, peregrine also flying from shore heading north inland, 2 cettis also calling, also pair of stonechats

Chris Forster Brown

Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow

Sat 17th Oct 2020

Main sighting: fieldfare

Plenty of redwings, blackbirds and song thrushes around Pen y clawdd farm Dingestow. Smaller numbers of fieldfare (groups of five or six).

Tadhg Burrell

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 17th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine and Wheatears

1 female Peregrine resting on gate post
2 female Wheatears on sea wall
2 female stonechat on reserve walk
4 Black tailed godwits
Shovelers
Teal
Flock of Dunlin
Plenty of Lapwing
3 Oestercatchers
Few mallards
Family of mute swans with 3 more on lagoon
6 Canadian geese

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Fri 16th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Brambling

Yesterday a female Brambling with Chaffinches. No sign of a Ring Ouzel reported nearby but plenty of Redwings and immigrant Blackbirds. Today, a pair of Stonechats

tony jenkins

black rock

Thu 15th Oct 2020

Main sighting: porpoise

Porpoise heading upriver off Black Rock yesterday, late afternoon by Rhys Jenkins

tony & jan jenkins

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 14th Oct 2020

Main sighting: curlew sandpiper

Solitary curlew sand spotted from 1st platform, 2 chiffchaffs calling, green woodpecker & group of 24 redshank & @ 65 lapwing.
Very quiet on the foreshore with only 1 blk t. godwit and 5 oystercatchers

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