Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

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

Dan Webb and Andrew Strong

Goldcliff Lagoons/ Redbarn

Sat 23rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis, 7 dunlin, c100 lapwing, 5 curlew, male stonechat, Cetti’s warbler, fem type marsh harrier, c140 fieldfares and c80 redwings at Redbarn Hide.
2 chiffchaffs in hedge, at least 12 blackbirds, 12 song thrushes, 40 fieldfares and redwings, 3 goldcrests, 20 long tailed tits, 1 Cetti’s warbler, 1 kestrel, adult tiercel peregrine, 6 grey plover, 19 avocets, 20 curlew, 12 redshank and 5 snipe the highlights

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Thu 21st Nov 2019

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

2-Spotted Redshanks on left bank of prior’s lagoon,4-Snipe and 1-Peregrine,15 to 20-Meadow Pipits.10h10-12h30.

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Bryn Bach

Tue 19th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Total of 54 Goosander, only five male. About 700 Jackdaws over late afternoon

Ray Duggan

Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

Mon 18th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Male and female goosander on the pond also kingfisher present. 2 buzzards circling the edge of Twmbarlwm

John williams

Blackwood

Mon 18th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Parakeets

2parakeets by aldi in blackwood 2nd time Ive seen them

Andrew Crowder

Goldcliff

Mon 18th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallows

Two swallows feeding around the houses on the point. Several dragonfly on the wing – probably common darter. Other highlights – good numbers of gadwall & shoveler. Female Peregrine dozing in the sun on the island of the first lagoon. Male Marsh Harrier flew through, hunting.

Gavin Vella

Summerleaze Sea Wall

Sun 17th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Brambling

x2 Brambling picked up calling overhead with N-Easterly Chaffinch & Meadow Pipit movement. x53 Curlew, x2 Pintail, x4 Cetti’s, x48 Common Gull, x2 GBBG, x1 Kingfisher, x17 Redshank and est 100+ Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare.
Substantial Dunlin flocks further up coastline.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 17th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

Highlights of the hightide count: four Swallows hawking insects at the point. Avocet 8 Barnacle Goose 2 Black swan 1 Little Grebe 3 Teal 60 Gadwall 35 Wigeon +++ Shoveler 120 Mallard 50 Goldeneye 1 Peregrine 1 Merlin 1 Common Gull 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Long-tailed Tit 20 Cetti’s Warbler 1 Meadow Pipit 40 Fieldfare 40 Redwing 10

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Sun 17th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Jack Snipe

Morning high tide, calm and overcast : Jack Snipe on rocks close to Redshank, also, possibly, 4 flew over. Wigeon 140, Teal 27, Shoveler 44, Shelduck 32, Mallard 8,Pintail 174( this count subject to problems of identification at greater distances ). Redshank , two separate flocks of 250 and 230, 1 Heron and 1 Lgrt, 40 to 60 Feldfare. Blackbirds continue to increase.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 16th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Barnacle Geese

AM visit: pheasant, good numbers of migrating woodpigeons (one group 1000+), male preregrine hunting, shelduck, shoveler, 85 wigeon (more on the saltings), 2 barnacle geese in with the Canada’s in the field behind snipe platform, chiffchaff contact call, cettis calling. (from snipe platform) -1 heron, 4 lt egrets, 52 teal, 68 gadwall, 2 drake common pochards, 2 lt grebes, 1 snipe, pair stonechats, skylarks, female goldeneye, 1 swallow seen three times (there was a pair flying around the entrance of the reserve also), 3 tufted ducks, meadow pipits, 300+ lapwing towards the power station and fieldfares. Seawall – migrating sisking overhead calling, kestrel hunting, 114 curlew, 2 grey plovers, 4 knot, 15 avocet, 63 oystercatchers, 2 gt black-backed gulls and a passing red admiral butterfly. Hide 3 – female marsh harrier hunting and 1 passing stock dove.

Next event

Jul
18
Sat
2020
9:00 am Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park. Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members[...]