Sightings

N J Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

63 species in morning visit including highlights of 4 chiffchaffs (hedge leading to seawall), green woodpecker, family group of mute swans and 2 separate adults, 3 herons, 360 black headed gulls (6 juvs), 198 curlew at high tide on 3rd lagoon (3 colour ringed birds and 3 whimbrel mixed in), 176 dunlin (6 juv birds also), 2 lt ringed plovers, 2 green sandpipers, 1 common sandpiper, gt b b gull, 6 teal, 4 ruff (2 together and 2 seperate birds elsewhere and all of different plumage’s), 146 sand martins through with 46 swallows (and resting briefly on mud 2nd lagoon), 4 knot (1 colour ringed adult), 1 spoonbill, 1 turnstone in breeding plumage, 36 coot, 2 buzzards, 136 redshanks, 1 cettis calling, sedge warbler feeding, 1 yellow wagtail over with 3 later on, female wigeon, 3 common snipe, 72 oystercatchers (lagoon 1), 1 greenshank, 1 wood sandpiper, 6 lt egrets, 3 reed warblers, gadwall, 2 peregrine possibly 1st year males?, 305 black-tailed godwits, 406 shelduck (raft on sea), male sparrowhawk hunting, female tufted, pair of stock doves and a 1st year male merlin from hide 3 which caught an eat a linnet. Unusually it had two metal leg rings as opposed to the usual one – wondering if possibly an escaped falconers bird? Other: good numbers of gatekeepers and meadow browns, 2 emperor dragonflies, 1 red admiral, 4 painted ladies and 1 small skipper.

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 2nd Aug 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Single wood sandpiper in front of Snipe platform now .Also Blackwit 3 knot lapwing redshank 2 greenshank Common Sandpiper Green sandpiper little egret Mute and Black Swan Greylag Canada Grey Heron Mippit Yellow and pied wag moorhen coot teal single curlew

Chris Forster Brown

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Two wood sandpiper at near edge of Monks Lagoon. Keeping close to the front edge, sometimes hidden by vegetation but generally great views. Calling frequently. Also 4 green sandpiper here (intermittently chased by lapwing), 1 kingfisher and hundreds of black-tailed godwit on Prior’s. Several painted lady. Between Raglan and Dingestow, an adult and juvenile yellow wagtail on wires.

Simon James Bedford

Llandegfedd North Shore

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Below

Record should read Green Woodpecker not Green Plover !! What ever that is

Simon James Bedford

Llandegfedd North Shore

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Various

285 BHgull 82 LBBG 6 GBBG 1 Little Gull 12 Little Egret 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Oystercatcher 3 LRPlover 3 Buzzard 2 Red Kite 123 Cormorant 1 Green Plover !! willow Warbler Reed Warbler Green woodpecker 80 Canada Geese 31 GCGrebe 5 Little grebe 1 random shelduck !! 1 Lapwing lookimg decidedly ill.

Graham Thomas Thorne

lower machen

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

10.30am Red Kite flying low over nearby woods .superb sight

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Erratum

Thats 317 blackwit not knot

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Waders

Knot 317 blackwit redshank 6 greenshank 4 common sand .8 little egret 2 grey heron 94 canada geese 61 lapwing 1 juv Water rail !!! 31 coot 6 greylag et al

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Sandpiper 1 Avocet 2 Knot 4 Greenshank 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Snipe 1 Black-tailed Godwit 250 Spoonbill 1 Wigeon 3 Teal 4 Gadwall 2. Also: Black-tailed Skimmer Gatekeeper Holly Blue Small Tortoiseshell Meadow Brown

Simon James Bedford

Saltmarsh Lane (warbler alley )

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Various

Sedge warbler Blackcap reed warbler goldcrest Whitethroat Linnet Garden Warbler (I think ) Lttit Great tit Goldfinch Mippit Skylark ! Starling Jay Magpie Buzzard Kestrel Rook Mallard Yellowhammer Yellow Wagrltail

Ray Duggan

Scenic Drive Cwmcarn

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Tree Creeper

Tree Creeper and buzzard

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Various

4 mute swan 1 hobby 2 grey heron 2 little egret 3 greenshank 170 dunlin 30 sand martin 8 house martin 31 redshank 1 snipe ! 18 bhgull 43 coot 20 + moorhen .1 water rail (snipe platform)28 blackwit 3 ruff (moult) 14 lapwing 28 canada geese 6 greylag 3 avocet

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9:00 am [CANCELLED, sorry] Brynmawr, Bea... @ Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan
[CANCELLED, sorry] Brynmawr, Bea... @ Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan
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A moderate 2 – 3 hour walk for mountain & moorland birds. Meet Nick Beswick at the ASDA Brynmawr car park at 9:00 amShare this:TwitterFacebook