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Allan Dowson


Tue 7th Nov 2023

Main sighting: Brambling

At least two Bramblings amongst a small mixed flock of Great,Blue and Coal Tits and several Chaffinches just beyond the green barrier near the car park.10h40-12h20

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 6th Nov 2023

Main sighting: Sightings roundup

En-route to hides – robin, crows, woodpigeons, chaffinches, fieldfares, redwings, gt spotted woodpecker, coal tit and magpies. Hide one – 3 skylarks, mallards, good count of 278 lapwing, male stonechat, 18 black-tailed godwits, 5 redshanks, 103 teal, 5 snipe, 15 dunlin, jackdaws, 33 shoveler, 5 gadwall, black headed gulls, 22 wigeon and 300+ starlings. Snipe platform – greylag goose, 6 mute swans, 2 lt egrets, 14 more gadwall, coot and wren. Seawall – 51 curlew, herring gulls, raven, oystercatchers, 11 turnstone with 5 dunlin feeding together on mudflats as tide was coming in, 2 distant grey plovers. Hide three – pair of pintail, Canada geese, male kestrel, 11 more teal, 12 more wigeon, 2 shelduck and meadow pipits. Back at hide 2 – the grey phalarope spotted by Alan Dowson still present at 1145hrs, showing well in left corner from hide. Not present when I first stopped off here so assuming this bird came in mid-morning? Female sparrowhawk also through and distant cettis calling. Other: Common darter and blue/green hawker type dragonflies (3) and 2 red admirals.

Allan Dowson


Mon 6th Nov 2023

Main sighting: Grey Phalarope

1-Grey Phalarope showing well from the second hide.10H45-12H35

Neil Farr

Nr. Great Triley Wood nature reserve

Tue 31st Oct 2023

Main sighting: Red Kite

A red kite flying low over the A465 road by Upper Triley farm just before Great Triley Wood nature reserve.

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Tue 31st Oct 2023

Main sighting: Water Rail

Brief view of a Water Rail foraging along the margins of Machine Pond. Two Red Kites circling high overhead.

Michael Duggan

Pond at Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

Mon 30th Oct 2023

Main sighting: Goosanders

4 female goosanders, Kingfisher and numerous Mallards

Verity Picken


Mon 30th Oct 2023

Main sighting: Brambling

My first garden Brambling of the autumn.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

OOC Lisvane reservoir

Sun 29th Oct 2023

Main sighting: Ring-necked Duck

Female Ring-necked Duck.

Verity Picken


Wed 25th Oct 2023

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

A Marsh Tit in woodland near Llangybi – companion to Wentwood’s Willow Tit a few days ago.

Chris Stone

Grosmont, nr Abergavenny

Wed 25th Oct 2023

Main sighting: White Stork

two birds flew over the village this am flying quite low, probably 10ish?

Christopher West


Wed 25th Oct 2023

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo being pursued by small cuckold, gsw.

tony & jan jenkins

Newport Wetlands

Sun 22nd Oct 2023

Main sighting: woodpigeon

Usual Autumn displacement of woodpigeons flying west over reserve, flocks of 50 – 200 which over a 2 hour period probably in excess of 10,000 birds.

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