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Sightings

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 12th Aug 2020

Main sighting: WHEATEAR

Today’s sightings;4-Wheatears along sea wall area,2-Stock Doves,8-Knot(1 in bp),12-Little Egrets,150+Black’wits,2-Greenshanks,2-Common Sandpipers,up to 5-Yellow Wagtails,2-Common Sandpipers,1-Little Stint with 2-Little Ringed Plovers,large numbers of Black Headed Gulls with just one or two juveniles.10h30-13h00

Iain Crawford

Around Monmouth

Tue 11th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Juvenile sparrowhawk

Parkapella, 3 stock doves, song thrush, buzzard and wren. Graig, Penallt, juvenile sparrowhawk, 2 ravens, 3 jays

Tom Dalrymple

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 11th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Disturbance

Contractors will be carrying out survey work on the Goldcliff Lagoons starting on Wednesday the 12th August, they should hopefully be finished by Friday 21 August. Sorry for the potential disturbance and incovenience.
Regards, Tom

Bob Potter

Goldcliff

Mon 10th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

At least 5 Yellow Wagtails in around the feet of cattle then at the top of the sea wall – very active. Large numbers of Black Tailed Godwit; Lapwings. Several Dunlin; a few Knot – some still hanging on to the last of their summer plumage; Redshanks; Greenshank; Ringed Plovers; Teal; Little Egrets; Swallows.

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr area

Mon 10th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egret flew in to a small pond on Beaufort Common early afternoon and disappeared into the bulrushes – likely the bird that has been around locally for a while. Flock of seven Lapwings nearby. Unidentified large long-billed wader over – possibly a shank or godwit. Two female Teal in Parc Nant-y-Waun. Two Swifts over Hafod Farm this morning.

Bob Potter

Black Rock

Mon 10th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Whimbrel at high tide on seaweed covered rock 200metres North of Black Rock

Neville Davies

Ystrad Mynach

Sun 9th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Common Swift

Adding this sighting in for a single bird as not sure if this will be my last swift sighting as most seem to have migrated already.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 9th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Little Stint

Highlights of a morning visit;1-Little Stint,1-Green Sandpiper,1-Greenshank,15-Turnstones on first island,200+Black Headed Gulls with just a single juvenile.The Glossy Ibis flew over and put everything up.10h30-13h00.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 8th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Lots of Curlews and Oystercatchers

Evening visit until after sunset.
An hour before dawn the Black Tailed Godwits , Knot and Oysercatchers were feeding on the foreshore. At the mouth of Godcliff Pill large numbers of Curlews were seen and they were steadily joined by waves of Curlews as sunset neared.
At sunset the waders all came off the mud and headed int the lagoons to roost.
Becs= Mainly Black Headed Gulls and Curlews .
Priors Lagoon = Full of waders. Black Tailed Godwits 200+ , Knots 20c, Oystercatchers 100+ ( big flock), Lapwings 20+, Glossy Ibis, 40+ Redshanks. Grey Heron and Little Egrets.
Dunlin 20+
Monks Lagoon = 150+ Curlews , Black Headed Gulls 100c
More on my blog later www.thewildlifeoculus.com

The lagoons were very busy and great to see every lagoon full of birds.

Other – Seawall – Yellow Wagtails very active around the path to the Seawall Hide.
Wheatears.

Blair Jones , Paul Joy, Nev Davies, John Lawton, and Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 8th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Waders

Dawn visit until 1pm.
Priors Lagoons – 200 + Black Tailed Godwit, 10 + Knot, 10 + Dunlin, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper ( Nev has pic), Green Sandpiper ( Nev has pic) (I have some distanct vid).
“Flossy” The Glossy Ibis showing incredibly well. 7+ Egrets, 2 Herons, 1 Cormorant, 3+ Yellow Wagtails, 2 Linnets, 2 Goldfinches. Mallard, Teal and Shovler Ducks. Coot and Moorhen. Oystercatchers, 30 + Black Headed Gulls and 2 x Lesser Black backed Gulls. Carrion Crows. 1 x Marsh Harrier, 2 x Ringed Plovers, 30+ redshank, 30 + Lapwing

Becs Lagoon – 50+ Black Headed Gulls 2 x Wheatars.

Monks – Dunlin, Curlew and Black Headed Gulls and Lapwings

Other – Green Woodpecker heard calling in the field near the farm.
Usual Canada and Greylag Geese.

Stephen Berry

Garn Lakes Garn y Ery

Sat 8th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egret

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sat 8th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Comic terns

c100 terns over river Severn gained height flew off over Second severn crossing high west mid afternoon – Passage pill Redshank 43 – Sudbrook Wheatear

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