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Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Waders and Winter Thrushes

Dawn visit. Very wet and windy on the reserve.
The wader flock was in front of hide 1 on Monks.
Smaller numbers of Curlews today 20-30.
Large flock of Dunlins 150+ with Turnstones in with them.
Flock of 20 Knots. 10 Black Tailed Godwits x 10.
A Peregrine Falcon was eating its breakfast on the mini-island.

Other lagoons were quiet –
Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler,Shelduck and Wigeon

The Hedgerows all over the wetlands are alive with Fieldfares and Redwings.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 14th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Waders

Dawn visit. Very dark and wet. Monks had good numbers of waders on it. Curlews x 272, Grey Plover x 3, Knot x 3 , Black Tailed Godwits 10+, Dunlin 100+, Ringed Plover 100+. Barnacle Geese x 4
All flew just after dawn broke.

Priors had good numbers of ducks – Teal, Wigeon , Mallard and Shoveler. Also Tufted Ducks x 4. There was a flock of Black Tailed Godwits 12c on Priors.

A female Marsh Harrier flew in and quartered the lagoons.

Becs had Wigeon, Shelduck and Curlews x 3.

Hedgerows are full of Fieldfare and Redwings

Other – Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull,Blackbird, Carrion crow, Chaffinch and Robin.

Cettis calling from behind Snipe Platform.

The hedgerows were full

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Hendre lake

Sat 14th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

6 snipe at Hendre lake, St Mellons; also kingfisher, cormorant, BHGulls, canada geese; coots, moorhens; LTTits, goldcrest.

Chris West and digger

Blorenge tram track

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Mistle thrush

Coal tit, jay, mistle thrush.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Red-breasted Merganser

The Red-breasted Merganser found yesterday by Craig Constance was still present this afternoon – dam end.

Tadhg Burrell

Newport Garden

Fri 13th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Male Blackcap and Goldcrest

1 male blackcap, seemed dozy and resting, 1 goldcrest, 1 wren, 2 blue tits, 2 great tits, 2 coal tits, family of long tailed tits, 1 robin, few sparrows.

Iain Crawford


Wed 11th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Kestrel. Passed over village at 11am, stopping to hover frequently.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Wed 11th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Pintail

Pintail with a couple of mallards just up from Llanfoist bridge . Also Little Grebe , 2 female Goosanders , a Little Egret and an Otter

Andrew Pritchard

Llanwern steelworks

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl crossing new dual carriageway between end of steelworks and new Glan Llyn housing site tonight at 1850

John Evans

Goldcliff seawall

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Ring-necked Parakeet

Single flew west just before 1015 over the seawall itself.

John Evans

Goldcliff Reserve

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Barnacle Geese

Four associating loosely with Canadas at the back of the pools, seen from the second platform.

Jeremy White

Ponthir Reservoir

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: White fronted goose (1 juv)

A single bird in with 90 Canada geese. Also: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Goosander (2 RH), Lapwing (2), Long-tailed Tit (12), Pied Wagtail, Robin, Woodpigeon