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Sightings

Neville Davies

Red farm barn

Sat 30th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Passerines

Masses of fieldfares and redwings, 200+ lapwing, 8 curlew, male kestrel, 1 heron, cormorant, single swallow and a male stonechat. Saltmarsh lane visit – again lots of winter thrushes, 1 goldcrest, pair of stock doves and 15 long tailed tits.

Neville Davies / Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 30th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

Early am visit highlights – masses of redwings and fieldfares, male peregrine on 1st island when I arrived at 0715, flying around later as was a female, 4 curlew from hide 1 with a single dunlin and black-tailed godwit mixed in, 155 teal, pair of kestrels (male dropped from a post by hide 3 to catch a worm), 2 buzzards, shoveler, 600+ starlings feeding, 2 chiffchaffs, 5 lt egrets, good count of 74 gadwall, 2 snipe, 48 lapwing, 1 heron, 1 male stonechat, meadow pipits, 2 lt grebes, skylarks, 3 tufted ducks and female goldeneye. Seawall – 2 swallows aerial feeding around the sheep, 21 avocet on the saltings with 82 curlew.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca

Fri 29th Nov 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper seen feeding and flying across river by fire station.Also 1 Pair of Gooseander being swept down stream in very strong current

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Fri 29th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

2-Swallows around the round house at the point,14-Avocets ,59-Gadwall and a Peregrine with prey,could have been a Fieldfare,on 1st. island.10h30-12h15.

Graham Thomas Thorne

Ynysfro Reservoir

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: coot

Amongst Gulls and canada geese.of note 70 coot 10 l ittle grebe and 25 tufted duck

Simon James Bedford

Salt marsh Lane and foreshore

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Various

Merlin hunting 1000 strong starling murmuration over seawall .800 fieldfare and redwing in hedges .Marsh Harrier over meadow flock of 14 LT Tit and 20 plus Goldcrest .Pair of kestrel sitting together on washed up driftwood .40 plus curlew and 200 plus BHGull .and a male Blackcap

Roger Price

Peterstone SF

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Water Pipits

At the high tide : approx 12 Water Pipits, 20 Meadow Pipits, 8 Skylarks, 60 pied Wagtails, 10 Snipe, c.250 Dunlin,200 Curlew, 130 Wigeon, Stonechat, 1 Lgrt.

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Tue 26th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine falcon

At dusk, Juvenile peregrine, mistle thrush, 3 fieldfare, 6 collared doves, 40 jackdaws

Gavin Vella

Red Pools Nash

Mon 25th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Slavonian Grebe

Slav Grebe on 3rd pool, found by John Marsh this morning. x3 Female Goldeneye, Woodcock, x20 Snipe, Redshank, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, x3 Cetti’s, Common Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher and x3 Little Egret amonst all the usuals.

Simon James Bedford

Magor Outfall

Mon 25th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Flocks

1000+ strong flock of mixed fieldfare and redwing behind seawall ..distant S.E.O towards 2nd Severn crossing Marsh Harrier female 500ish Woodpigeon .mippit 14 curlew 8 shelduck 60 plus mallard 200 bhgull and a peregrine hunting starling flocks as the light faded .3 little egret and 2 redshank .

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 25th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Avocet

22-Avocets on the tidal mud,a high count for this time of year.Also,58+Gadwall on priors,and the resident Peregrine on the first island eating its breakfast!! 10h00-12h00

martyn jones

Marshfield

Sun 24th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe flushed along with 4x Snipe from very flooded fields south of Marshfield. Also present 3x Little Egret, Peregrine and at least 6x Cetti’s W

Next event

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12
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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