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Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Fri 19th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Woodcock

Two Woodcock over at very last light (17.00) up from Clydach Gorge

John Lewis

Collister to Magor Pill on rising tide

Thu 18th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Shorebirds.

41 species including 52 Shelduck, 32 Mallard, 62 Curlew, 1Turnstone, 54 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 1Redshank, 3 Great Black -backed Gull, 1Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 40 Rook, 1Cetti’s Warbler, 1Mistle Thrush, 48 Redwing, 19 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat -pair, 1 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 17th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Water Rail

Afternoon visit. Good numbers of fieldfares (at least 300 compared to about 100 redwings), some continental race blackbirds mixed in too. 1 little egret in the field, good numbers of lapwing with 194 on the lagoons and another 147 on the mudflats, teal 85, curlew 7 on the lagoons 84 on the mudflats, shoveler 26, shelduck, oystercatcher, wigeon now at 382, 1 snipe only. Seawall – 10 meadow pipits around the field by the farm with robin and a stonechat mixed in, male sparrowhawk hunting and 230 dunlin. 10 black-tailed godwits with a few redshanks and a male kestrel perched on a post with a female hunting nearby. Back at hide 1 a water rail was ‘squealing’ in the low reeds in front of the hide. Water levels great for ducks but not enough exposed mud for waders anywhere, shame.

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr

Tue 16th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Grey Wagtail

A Grey Wagtail on a roof in the town centre was a surprise. Female Stonechat near Brynmawr School. Around a hundred Fieldfares on Hafod Road.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Tue 16th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Mandarin Duck

Male Mandarin on river just up from Llanfoist bridge . Also a Little Grebe

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sat 13th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Fieldfare

Around 500 Fieldfares going to roost near the old Brynmawr reservoir. Just a couple of Redwings with them. Two Stonechats nearby.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Sat 13th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Turnstone

38-Turnstones on the tidal mud and rocks towards the point.1m-Marsh Harrier,several pairs of Stonechats and 20 or so Fieldfares.11h00-13h00.

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Fri 12th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egret in field behind church today

Graham Agg

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 11th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn Owl quartering across eastern edge of lagoons near the lighthouse around 15.45. Black tailed godwits (one with missing/broken leg – feeding well), 2 dabchicks, usual ducks – mallard, wigeon, shoveller, teal,+20 fieldfare, longtailed tits, stonechat.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Thu 11th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Swallow

Single swallow over garden Sudbrook

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Tue 9th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Wheatear

1-Wheatear today,quite a late date for me.12h00.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 7th Nov 2021

Main sighting: curlwe

WeBS count 07:30-09:30 Curlew 250 (water levels high so rings could not be seen) Redshank 104 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Dunlin 60 (did not land) Teal 66 Pintail 4 Lapwing 60 (distant) Shoveler 35
Great B/B Gull 1 Common Gull 2 Little Grebe 3 Skylark 10 Fieldfare 12 Redwing30 Stonechat 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1.
Also A late Common Darter