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Sightings

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

WeBS highlights on a cold, wet and windy day. As Blair noted yesterday there are lots of waterfowl Teal 210the good numbers of Wigeon Shoveler and Gadwall. Counting was made even more difficult as a male Peregrine was hunting whilst the female was on the island. Glossy Ibis 1 Common Gull Great B?#
B Gull

Kevin Wood

Brynmawr ponds

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher flew over pond from roundhouse to farside of pond near steps, also Present were 3 Goosander, Grey Heron and Cormorants.

Charles Alexander Smith

St Mellons

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Long Eared Owl/ Tylluan Gorniog

I am a member of the Sussex Ornithological Society. Whilst visiting family in St Mellons I stayed up late into the night. The owl hooted from about 11.45 pm to 12.15am. The weather was showery but not windy. Grid reference ST228821. It should be audible from T junction of Bridge Road (B4562) and Tyr Winch Road. I realise this is a scarce species however the call was unmistakeable. Hope this is helpful. All the best.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoon

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Ducks, ducks and more ducks

Visited a very waterlogged Goldcliff Lagoons this afternon. Water levels on all lagoons highest I have seen for some time. Shovelers, Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shelduck and Tufted Ducks. Main numbers being on Priors and some on Becs Lagoon. On Priors two Redshanks stood out as otherwise the whole reserve was devoid of waders.
A Kestrel was seen hunting. Two Stonechats near the sea wall hide. Usual Canada and Greylag Geese. Mute Swans also.
Out on the foreshore — Curlews in samll numbers and a flock of 7 Lesser Black Headed Gulls. Black headed Gulls also on the waters edge.

Bryn Burgess

A40 Raglan - Abergavenny

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

3 Red Kite seen from A40 presumably very active due to dry spell after all the rain.

Ray Duggan

canal Pontymister

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, 2 Jays and 2 buzzards by the woodmill

Hywel Davies

Newport

Wed 11th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Blackcap

A male blackcap on garden feeders in Merlin Crescent, St Julians.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Tue 10th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Med gull Ad

I was fortunate enough this am to watch/scope an adult Med gull from my bedroom window feeding on the Severn with some BH gulls

Eddy nurden

Tredegar House Lake

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Little Grebe, pied Wagtail, etc

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

Dusk visit: owl appeared at 16.30 hunting near the curved tram track. Another silhouetted hunting over the ridge to the west. Also of note: three Fieldfares that perched briefly in a lone bush and three Red Grouse.

Paul Coombes

Llandegfedd reservoir

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

9am visit. Dam – 31 tufted ducks and 1 great crested grebe. North side 1 male smew, lots of winter thrushes, Fieldfare, Redwing and mistle thrush. 1 male Bullfinch, 22 teal from hide.
Usual great tits, LTT, blue tits. 7 GBB gulls on far shore, 8 cormorant on floating platform with Heron. Pied wagtail.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present in front of fishermen’s car park.

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9:00 am Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park. Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members[...]