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Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Wood pigeon

400 wood pigeon in groups, pair red kite, buzzard,200 canada geese,great tit,lttit,coal tit

Andy Smith

Pwll Du

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed out as I walked along the Balance pond wall. Also around the pond 2 Stonechat 8 Long Tailed Tits. 2 Peregrine falcons in the quarry below the pond.

clive silver


Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite was around for a good 10mins, we are getting on average around 15 sightings a year .

Simon James Bedford


Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Grouse .

6 red grouse flushed on managed moors plus 3 red kite 1 kestrel a buzzard trio and 2 woodcock near dusk .. big flocks of wood pigeon heading over biggest 150 birds (block counted )

Simon James Bedford

Pwll Ddu to Waun Afon

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Huge flock of 150 plus mixed redwing and fieldfare Blorenge bound also 3 kestrel (two falcon ) one male and a merlin over the tips low and fast .

Simon James Bedford

Buckholt / Mansons Cross

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Over 300 wood pigeon 30 plus redwing a male Goshawk 6 Buzzard and a mixed finch flock in visible migration headed S.E at 11am

Chris Stone


Mon 28th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Brambling

Brambling calling Gt crested grebe off jetty and Black rock when flew upstream almost certain Goosander fem downstream but sun in eyes

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 27th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Kestrels and Marsh Harriers

Afternoon visit until sunset. 2 x Marsh Harries ( 1 m 1 f). 2 x Kestrel (1 m 1 f). 1 x Peregrine ( on Monks).
Sunset coming off the mud – 60c Redshank, 1 x Knot in with them roosting on Priors Lagoon. Circling out on the estuary flock of 40+ Oystercatchers.
Also of note – Curlews, 2 x Stone Chats and 1 x Pied Wagtail. 1 x Avocet ( on Becs)
Wigeon increasing in numbers and lots of Mute Swans (17).
Lots of Woodpigeons moving through. Cettis are still calling.

Neville Davies

Silent Valley Ebbw Vale

Sat 26th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwings

Lots of migrant activity this afternoon with a flock of 64 siskin, 48 chaffinches, 28 redwings and song thrushes mixed in and numerous blackbirds.

Neville Davies


Thu 24th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawks

A pair of Goshawks watched around 8.30am circling together before splitting up. The female drifted off south and the male drifted off over the nearby forestry plantation.

Barry Embling

East of St Pierre Pill

Wed 23rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

One swimming in the estuary, close to shore around lunchtime.

Peter Blackaby


Wed 23rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Female black redstart in steelworks around the coldmill carpark. Probably the same bird sighted in that area during November last year.

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