Sightings

Gavin Vella

Gwent Levels

Sun 16th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Swifts

20+ Swifts moving north up the channel, feeding low over grassland as they move. Presumably some extremely late arrivals.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River ebbw risca

Sat 8th Jun 2019

Main sighting: House Martins

small numbers of House Martins Swallows and Swifts feeding along the river and Waunfawr Park early evening

Darryl Spittle

Ynysyfro Reservoirs

Sat 18th May 2019

Main sighting: Temminck's Stint

Two Temminck’s Stint on lower basin.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 10th May 2019

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher one in the village

Richard M. Clarke

Park Wood, Bassaleg

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Willow Tit

Took part in the national Willow Tit survey today, but sadly no sign of the species in this woodland that used to hold them. Plenty of other things of interest however: Crossbill, Siskin, displaying Buzzard and a Raven – flying out from a lambing shed! Some early bluebells already in flower. There are still some remaining areas in the county where we are looking for people to survey for Willow Tit. If you think you can help please drop me a line at surveys@gwentbirds.org.uk.

Simon James Bedford

Llanyrafon

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Raptors

Organised hunting at dusk by a female sparrowhawk and male peregrine high up over garden .Huge flock of jackdaw normally passing through pushed up to altitude and split into two balls ..Sprawk attacking from below and perry stooping from above .

Neil Farr

Cwmyoy

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Green Woodpecker

Flocks of meadow pipits in trees, two ravens flying above the rock face, a green woodpecker ( yaffle, yaffle ) heard but not seen to the east of cymyoy. Also a red kite flying from east to west between Stanton Manor Farm and Lower Stanton.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: White Fronted and Barnacle Geese

The White Fronted Geese were present around the reserve from dawn. Did not see the Glossy Ibis. 2 x Barnacle Geese. 80 x Avocet. Chiffchaffs singing from hedgerows. Goldeneye (female).

Alun Jones

Cwmbran

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Saw a red kite hunting near the A4042 bypass near Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran at 2pm today

John Edwards

Rogerstone

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Chiff chaff

One seen feeding,and another calling.

Barry Embling & Hannah Daniels

Black rock/Passage pill

Thu 14th Mar 2019

Main sighting: Short eared owl

Seen just after 6.00 pm tonight towards St Pierre being mobbed by crow which eventually lost interest allowing the owl to drop down before being lost from sight. No sign of the barn owl though.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 4th Jan 2019

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Dawn to mid-morning visit highlights: kingfsiher by 1st reen near car park, male peregrine 1st island, buzzard (light-morph bird), 10 sheloduck, 710 wigeon, 9 mute swans, fieldfares along the long hedgerow towards hide 2, 12 tufted ducks, 108 teal, glossy feeding all morning from snipe platform, 51 shoveler, female goldeneye, 52 gadwall, pair stonechats, sparrowhawk through, female kestrel and brief views of the spotted redshank. Seawall / mudflats – quiet with only 31 curlew, 2 gt black-backed gulls, 3 oystercatchers and a single avocet seen. Disappointing to learn that there won’t be any water dropped on lagoon 3 to encourage waders (hence why there were none about) but being left high solely for the winter ducks – waders are birds too guys, come on!

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all-day Slimbridge – note revised date @ WWT Slimbridge, Car Park 09:15 am
Slimbridge – note revised date @ WWT Slimbridge, Car Park 09:15 am
Feb 23 all-day
A full day visiting WWT Slimbridge. Meet Dave Brassey in the car park at 9:15 am. There is a charge payable for entry unless you are a member of WWT. Winter visitors include Bewick and Whooper Swans. Visit the new observation hide with views across the reserve. There are catering facilities on site or you[...]

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