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Sightings

Paul Coombes

Llandegfedd reservoir

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

9am visit. Dam – 31 tufted ducks and 1 great crested grebe. North side 1 male smew, lots of winter thrushes, Fieldfare, Redwing and mistle thrush. 1 male Bullfinch, 22 teal from hide.
Usual great tits, LTT, blue tits. 7 GBB gulls on far shore, 8 cormorant on floating platform with Heron. Pied wagtail.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present in front of fishermen’s car park.

Iain Crawford

Bryn Arw Eastern slope

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Siskins

A flock of 40 siskins

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Wild fowl

Seawall hide only 0800 on 40-50mph winds on shore SW .68 greylag white ringed birds Z4U Z4B Z4C Z4D .160 Canada 120 Shoveler 40 teal mippits Merlin Fem sprawk Male Peregrine Buzzard 6 mute swan 18 curlew 3 little grebe 6 snipe in trench mallard LBBGull starlings Stonechat male 48 Lapwing over fieldfare redwing Raven and male Kestrel ..

Kev Stait

Goldcliff

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew showing well around 12 noon until 1pm other than that a Kestrel near Hide 2 for a short while and the usual geese and ducks.

Chris Stone

Nedern

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Greylag geese

Grey lag Gs 45 Canada Gs 138 Mallard 28+ Wigeon 87+ Pintail 2 assume more Tufted 10 Med gull Ad New to site still working out best way to cover-have kindly been given directions for future-ran out of time this pm- was surprised to see the Greylags including a ringed bird which I was unfortunately unable to read

Kim Waters

Gobion Oxbow

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Snipe and Green sandpiper

Red kites, sandpipers, firldfares and redwings

Simon James Bedford

Blaenafon

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodpigeon

Over 2000 pigeon on river side paddocks south of the town feeding under beech trees next to Afon Llwyd .probably nearer 2500 .

Chris Wells

West Usk Lighthouse

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Shorebirds

c3000 Dunlin
208 BHG
162 Shelduck
28 Curlew (2 x colour rings)
23 Lapwing
17 Oystercatcher
7 Redshank
3 Knot
1 Common Gull
1 Little Egret

Chris Wells

Peterstone

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Pintail

17 Pintail
173 Dunlin
3 Curlew
c250 BHG

Nicholas Beswick

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present at the north end of the reservoir along with three female Goldeneyes

Chris Forster Brown

RSPB Uskmouth

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Bittern

Good view of a bittern flying over reedbed for several hundred metres. At least three water rail squealing from reeds, 4 or 5 Cetti’s warbler. Female sparrowhawk along shore. Good mix of waders and waterfowl in the estuary. At Goldcliff lagoons, the glossy ibis showing well, male and female marsh harrier separately, peregrine on island on Priors. 22 avocet out on mudflats, good numbers of curlew and lapwing. Amazingly, still one swallow feeding near ‘tower house’.

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