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Sightings

GOS

Gwent

Fri 14th Feb 2020

Main sighting: YOUR 2019 RECORDS WANTED

It’s that time of year again! Please send your 2019 records to the county recorder ASAP. See the Home page for how to do this.

GOS

SLIMBRIDGE

Thu 13th Feb 2020

Main sighting: SLIMBRIDGE TRIP POSTPONED

In view of the extremely bad weather Storm Dennis will bring this weekend we have decided to postpone the Slimbridge trip by one week. See the Home page for further details.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 12th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

Single redwing,3 little egrets,red kite,song thrush,blue tits,great tit,2 pairs mallard,pair goosander, 6 male blackbirds.

Iain Crawford

Osbaston, Brooksholm area

Tue 11th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Female sparrowhawk

F sparrowhawk, 3 buzzards, 40 goldfinches, a jay, 30 lbb gulls and 40 blackheaded gulls

GOS

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 9th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Planning application

The deadline for submitting objections to the Llandegfedd Reservoir planning application is this Tuesday – 11th February. See the Home page for more information and what you can do to help protect this important site.

Neville Davies / B;air Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 8th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Incredibly muddy and hard going underfoot and water levels still way too high. Highlights included male peregrine on 1st island eating a kill at dawn then returned with a second kill around 11am, buzzard 1, shelduck 48, mute swans 4, tufted duck 3 pairs, common pochard 5 males, goldeneye 4 females, 748 wigeon, 128 teal, black-necked grebe still present, lt grebe 1, glossy made a brief appearance in the gaps in the reeds, stonechat pair, lt egret 1, grey heron 1, black-tailed godwit 5 with a single redshank behind (water levels still too high for waders – its not all about the ducks you know), cormorant 2 and 3 pairs of skylarks (chasing each other and 2 singing).

Adrian and Charlotte Edwards

Kingfisher pool, Llantarnam Business Park

Sat 8th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

3 Goosander 2F 1 M.
Various sites in Cwmbran this AM: nuthatch, redwing, treecreeper (canal); goldcrest (boating lake), long tailed and coal tits (thornhill).

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Fri 7th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Avocet

34-Avocets ,45+Grey Plovers on the foreshore.5f-Goldeneyes still present on Priors.Regular Peregrine along with Glossy Ibis and BNG showing well.10h30-13h00.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 6th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

A bright warm sunny morning at the lagoons. A male Hen Harrier flew over the seawall towards Uskmouth. On Prior’s Black-necked Grebe Goldeneye 3 Pochard 3 lots Snipe 4 and lots of Teal and Wigeon with a few Gadwall and Shoveler.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth school fields

Mon 3rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Common gulls

100 common gulls in school fields, plus 150 by viaduct

Verity Picken

River north from Usk

Sun 2nd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Seven Goosander (4m, 3f) and just 2 pairs of Mallard on the river north from Usk this afternoon.

Blair Jones and John Lawton

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 1st Feb 2020

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis BNG and lots of shelducks

The lagoons remain very muddy and wellies recomended – and care required as its slippery.
Priors Lagoons – “Flossy” the Glossy showing very well. Black Necked Grebe, Goldeneyes, Pintail , Wigeon, Mallards, Teal, Shoveler and Gadwall. Male and Female Marsh Harriers very active all morning. Small flock of Curlews on borders. Big flock of Black Headed Gulls 150+ flew in over the reserve.
Monks – 285 Shelduck roosting at high tide. Peregrine – was eating prey on the island.
Foreshore – Flock of 80 Knot flew past me. Approx 150+ Dunlins and 40+ Curlew and Shelduck/. 20 + Oystercatchers.

Next event

Jul
12
Sun
2020
8:30 am CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Due to the current situation with regard to social distancing this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to have it in our programme again in 2021. Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.Share this:TwitterFacebook