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Sightings

Graham Roberts

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 5th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Marsh Harrier

Down at Goldcliff today. The sun was fairly low but the highlight was seeing a Marsh Harrier being mobbed by a couple of crows. The lowlight was my partner lost her Rayban sunglasses somewhere between the first hide and the road. We had a look around but couldn’t find them. If anyone on the off chance picked them up could they contact me via this site. Thank you

Verity Picken

Gwent

Sat 5th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew pair back on breeding site this morning! Probably others in the county too so please keep a look-out and don’t forget to send your sightings (or heards) to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk .

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 4th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Grey Plover

Highlights of hightide count it was good to see numbers of waders on Monk’s lagoon. Grey Plover 1 Dunlin171 Spotted Redshank 1 Avocet 44 Black-tailed Godwit 55 Oystercatcher 12 Curlew 60 Ringed Plover1 Pintail 6 Brent Goose 1 Red Kite 1 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier 2 Kestrel 1 Great B/B Gull 2 Common Gull 2 ( other gulls with far off BHG flock were thought to be Common) Redwing 5. Lots of birds on foreshore.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff

Tue 1st Mar 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

1-Spotted Redshank,from 2nd hide,also just 2-Pink Footed Geese.Lapwings in display flight was nice to see and hear.10h00-12h30.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Mon 28th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Two superb male Lesser Redpolls, 8 Brambling, 3 Greenfinches and 3 Siskin at, or under, the feeders today; 150 corvids in the maize crop, c50 Chaffinches and a few Reed Buntings in the cover crop. Barn Owl on the trail cam last night.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 27th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite and Waders

Red Kite seen being mobbed by crows over the fields near the roadside where visitors park their cars.
Spotted Redshank showing well on Monks Lagoon.
Female Marsh Harrier quartered the lagoons and put the duck flock up.
8 x Avocets on the foreshore
Pink Footed Geese remain on site.

Chris Forster Brown

River Wye, north of Monmouth

Sat 26th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Goosander

A female goosander on the Wye. More interestingly, a large (presumably male) otter swimming against the strong current, mid stream, and coming up with a large fish (salmon?). Continued this behaviour several times, diving and swimming underwater each time.

Andrew Crowder

Goldcliff

Sat 26th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Avocets

Quiet but quality this morning. 17 Avocets, 17 Pinkfoot Geese, superb views of a female Merlin. Golden Plover on foreshore with a mixed flock of Dunlin, R. Plover, Turnstone. Skylark in partial song, displaying Lapwings

Verity Picken

Inland Gwent

Sat 26th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Curlew records wanted

Curlews will soon be back on their breeding sites in inland Gwent! If you see or hear any please send details to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk , giving the date, location (nearest town or village with grid ref), count, behaviour, vocalisation, habitat (e.g. grassland, silage, moor) and presence of livestock. All information, no matter how little, helps. See the GOS Home page for further info.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Fri 25th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Osprey

Early Osprey in tree opposite bench then flew inland. Extra present on my 75th birthday!

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Fri 25th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Pintail

There was a minimum of 148-Pintails today at high tide.

John Lawton

Goldcliff

Wed 23rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Red Fox

I saw a fox inside the electric fence a couple of days ago and again this morning.
NRW have been alerted and Kevin Dupé set a trap, yesterday hoping to capture and relocate it.