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Allan Dowson


Mon 19th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

1-juv.Hobby landed on first (island) and was there when i left 20 minutes later,photo on gwent birders.Also.1-Ruff,25+Knot,250+Black’wits,2-Grey Plovers.10h30-13h00

Neville Davies

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 17th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Addition to the list

Three ducks that flew in to Prior’s lagoon were 2 females and 1 male pintail, to be added to Saturday’s visit tally.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Pools

Sat 17th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

0630 – 1030, 58 species with highlights being: Snipe platform – 6 chiffchaffs, pair of cettis, 2 herons, 379 black-tailed godwits with 1 bar-tailed mixed in, 61 knot, 40 redshank, 11 lt egrets, green woodpecker calling, 12 shoveler, kestrel and 2 snipe, female sparrowhawk, 1 water rail, 14 greylags, 8 sand martins through only 18 swallows only, wheatear on the mud and 1 lapwing only. Seawall – very productive migrant wise with a mix of 8 yellow wagtails, 1 male wheatear, 5 reed buntings, 9 pied wagtails and 51 meadow pipits. Also of note, 1 gt black-backed gull, 6 gadwall on the water’s edge, 1 cormorant, 56 shelduck, 62 curlew, 1 whimbrel flying and calling, 13 oystercatchers and a single grey plover. Hide 3 – 43 teal. Marsh platform – 3 white wagtails and 5 skylarks overhead calling. Back at snipe platform a wood sandpiper was feeding at the top end in the shallow water, linnets, 56 house martins aerial feeding and possibly 3 pochard in eclipse plumage (tbc from my pictures), 9 wigeon, 55 dunlin, 1 ruff and a pair of stonechats from hide 1. Other: holly blue, large white and several speckled wood butterflies.

Ed Wang

Peterstone Gout

Sat 17th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Little Stint

09.30-12.20 high tide. Little Stint on rising tide. Golden Plover (1) dropped in for about 10 minutes before flying west and Black-tailed Godwit (6). Also Spotted Flycatcher (1), Wheatear (1), Yellow Wagtail (1) present.

Chris Dyson


Fri 16th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Goshawk

Goshawk over (probably male, quite small), 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 520 Black-tailed Godwits, 80 Knot

iain crawford


Wed 14th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Nuthatch

Nuthatch, 6 linnets, also 9 fallow deer and a fox

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 14th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

A roving flock consisted of a Spotted Flycatcher Blackcap 1 male several phylloscs Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 2 Long-tailed Tit 6. On Priors, Black-tailed Godwit 170 Knot 50 Snipe 3 Redshank 12 Dunlin12 Little Stint 1 juv Lapwing 30 Ruff 5. Others: Clouded Yellow 1 (one also at RHB where there was a Hummingbird Hawkmoth) Small Copper 2 and lots of Migrant Hawkers.

Ed Wang

Petrstone Gout

Wed 14th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Redstart

Lovely male redstart on bank west of path between golf course and gout. Also Spotted Flycatcher (1), Chiffchaff (2).

Hadyn L Jones

Slade Wood old quarry

Wed 14th Sep 2022

Main sighting: PIed Flycatcher

Verity Picken (per)


Wed 14th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Wryneck

My neighbouring farmer gave a perfect description (plumage and behaviour) of a Wryneck on his lawn this evening – sadly I got there just too late to see it! Collected a dead Barn Owl chick from another local farmer this morning. A busy day.

Adrian Edwards

Peterstone seawall

Tue 13th Sep 2022

Main sighting: yellow wagtails

on marsh area between Peterstone church and the tide, 3 flocks of yellow wagtails, one with up to 40; large flocks of many species now gathering – curlew 160; oystercatchers 100; dunlin 200 with a few ringed plover; shelduck 200; BHGs – many hundreds; starling flock of 500 murmurating; few teal and pintails (F) in with the mallards; redshank 200; greenshank 1; ruff 1; common sandpiper 1; meadow pipits10; little egrets 8; heron 1; goldfinches++;

Andrew John Davies

Raglan golf course

Mon 12th Sep 2022

Main sighting: Large ( Kite sized ) yellow hawk? Dark tips to wings and tail

Seen on 3 occasions on the greens of the Golf course. On the first occasion it was accompanies by a smaller grey hawk.
I have some not great photos if wanted.

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