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Sightings

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Tue 22nd Jun 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

First hide: Wood Sandpiper

Iain Crawford

Sudbrooke NP26 5TA

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rose coloured starling

Adult rosy starling, at 5pm was in buddleia bushes by social club, then flew to South side of pumping Station.
Cold and windy location, definitely jacket required.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby observed hawking among Hirundines over The Narth at midday, also single Wood Warbler heard trilling in Trellech Common Woods (they seem much fewer in the woods on the Trellech plateau this year).

Chris and Theresa Stone

Sudbrook, Caldicot

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rosy Starling

A Rosy starling appeared in our garden this morning approx 9.45, it was later found by the social club and gave good views.. It was seen later on the roof of the cottages past the pump house briefly, but the club is a good/better? bet.

John O’Sullivan

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 21st Jun 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpipers

3 Summer Plumaged Wood Sandpipers from the seawall hide plus 19 Teal. 80-100 Sand Martin feeding in the shelter of the seawall in a cold N wind. Male Marsh Harrier showing beautifully, 3 LRP, a single Dunlin, 12 Black Tailed Godwit, also 3 Little Egret and a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Karen Sayers

Lighthouse Park St Brides

Sun 20th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rosy Starling

Rosy Starling, one on beach lane and one on the park itself a few days before.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Blue tit

Newly fledged fluffy blue tit at nest site

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Garganey

Pheasants, 2 chiffchaffs, 7 ravens, common whitethroat, blackcap and green woodpecker yaffling, Redshank Platform – 48 redshanks (one with a damaged leg), 25 lapwing, 3 skylarks, 4 oystercatchers, 2 ringed plovers, linnets, 2 cormorants, 3 black-headed gulls, shelduck, 1 swift and 1 juvenile little egret, juvenile common buzzard and sand martins in 4 separate groups comprising 5, 3, 25 and 12 birds. Snipe platform – 3 herons (1 juvenile and 1 adult with an eel), 6 mute swans, reed buntings and the reed warbler singing and cettis calling. Seawall – quiet on the mudflats but the cape/ruddy shelduck is still present, 5 curlew, 2 common gulls and the black-tailed godwits which were on lagoon 3 made their way down to the mudflats. Hide three – 2 pairs of tufted ducks, the garganey is still present and going into eclipse plumage, juvenile little grebe showing quite well, gadwall, 1 little ringed plover and 3 swallows. OTHER: Meadow browns on the wing and a lovely bee orchid just past the muddy section alongside the fence prior to the seawall.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Oyster catcher

Att the bench over the last few days. kingfisher 3′ over our heads, pair oyster catchers heading up stream, spotted flycatcher, goosander with 10 gooselings, 6 full grown mallard young, heron, little egret, pair swan, red kite, pheasant, 3 c sandpiper, herring gull, wood pigeon, green and gs peckers, sand martins, pied wag, jay, magpie, jackdaw familly, c crow, robin, blackbird, blue tit, tree creeper, chaffinch.

B Thomas

Marshfield

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Rosy starling

Lighthouse Pub: Rose-coloured Starling

Verity Picken

Gwent

Fri 18th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Curlew chicks

Curlew chicks seen at a site reported to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk ! There must be more out there. Please keep your eyes open and email all Curlew sightings, chicks or adults, to our dedicated address.

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Fri 18th Jun 2021

Main sighting: Garganey

Sea-wall hide: drake garganey

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