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Sightings

Jon holmes

Monmouth

Wed 18th Nov 2020

Main sighting: YBW

9-30am very wet and blustery morning. YBW showing well 50yds back from confluence of wye and monnow

Garry Smith

Goldcliff

Tue 17th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Common Scoter

5 Common Scoter resting up in front of seawall hide, others included Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Shelduck plus large numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing. Everything spooked by male Marsh Harrier later on.

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Mon 16th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Mandarin Duck

A big increase in numbers of Mandarin on my late WeBS today – a flock of 23. Only one Goosander. Total of 530 Canada Geese flying downriver.

Roo Perkins

Monmouth

Sun 15th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Yellow-browned Warbler

In case you haven’t seen on Twitter: Yellow-browed Warbler at confluence on Rivers Wye and Monnow in Monmouth. Associating with small mixed flock of mainly Blue Tits. Park at Cattle Market car park and walk east along north bank of Monnow. Can be elusive and calling infrequently.

Ed Stevens

Neddern valley

Sun 15th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Pink-footed goose

Early afternoon pink-footed goose with flock of 73 greylag geese on neddern

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Waders and Winter Thrushes

Dawn visit. Very wet and windy on the reserve.
The wader flock was in front of hide 1 on Monks.
Smaller numbers of Curlews today 20-30.
Large flock of Dunlins 150+ with Turnstones in with them.
Flock of 20 Knots. 10 Black Tailed Godwits x 10.
A Peregrine Falcon was eating its breakfast on the mini-island.

Other lagoons were quiet –
Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler,Shelduck and Wigeon

The Hedgerows all over the wetlands are alive with Fieldfares and Redwings.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 14th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Waders

Dawn visit. Very dark and wet. Monks had good numbers of waders on it. Curlews x 272, Grey Plover x 3, Knot x 3 , Black Tailed Godwits 10+, Dunlin 100+, Ringed Plover 100+. Barnacle Geese x 4
All flew just after dawn broke.

Priors had good numbers of ducks – Teal, Wigeon , Mallard and Shoveler. Also Tufted Ducks x 4. There was a flock of Black Tailed Godwits 12c on Priors.

A female Marsh Harrier flew in and quartered the lagoons.

Becs had Wigeon, Shelduck and Curlews x 3.

Hedgerows are full of Fieldfare and Redwings

Other – Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull,Blackbird, Carrion crow, Chaffinch and Robin.

Cettis calling from behind Snipe Platform.

The hedgerows were full

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Hendre lake

Sat 14th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

6 snipe at Hendre lake, St Mellons; also kingfisher, cormorant, BHGulls, canada geese; coots, moorhens; LTTits, goldcrest.

Chris West and digger

Blorenge tram track

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Mistle thrush

Coal tit, jay, mistle thrush.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Red-breasted Merganser

The Red-breasted Merganser found yesterday by Craig Constance was still present this afternoon – dam end.

Tadhg Burrell

Newport Garden

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Male Blackcap and Goldcrest

1 male blackcap, seemed dozy and resting, 1 goldcrest, 1 wren, 2 blue tits, 2 great tits, 2 coal tits, family of long tailed tits, 1 robin, few sparrows.

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Wed 11th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Kestrel. Passed over village at 11am, stopping to hover frequently.

Next event

Dec
5
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.Share this:TwitterFacebook