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Sightings

Daniel Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 9th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

Afternoon visit highlights 2 barwit, 14 grey plover, c80 dunlin, 10 turnstone, c30 curlew, 10 redshank and 10 avocets on mudflats, 1 swallow, 3 stonechats, 40+ fieldfares, c10 redwings, 5 blackbirds, 1 grey ‘continental’ type song thrush, 2 goldcrests, 12 long tailed tits, 1 spotshank, c220 wigeon, 50 teal, 50+ gadwall, 60 shoveler, 16 mallard, adult male peregrine, kestrel, 20 meadow pipits, 26 lapwings on lagoons. 3 more swallows over Farmer’s Arms pub in village.

Kev Stait

Mathern Pill

Sat 9th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed at 8am from the grass flood bank. Flew towards Sudbrook.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 8th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Avocet

There were 5 Avocets and 3 Grey Plover on the mudflats. Most birds were on Priors Lagoon sheltering from the cold wind Gadwall 61 Wigeon 80 Shoveler 50 Teal 30 and a pile of Canada geese and four Greylags one having pink legs. Peregrine 1 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Skylark 6 Green Woodpecker 1. Despite the cold two Red Admirals!

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 7th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Hybrid

Water levels still high, but of note was a Canada goose x barnacle goose looking at the markings on the head (see @ecology_cymru for the picture). Also seen was 1 buzzard, 4 ravens, 11 shelduck, 45 shoveler, 2 lt egrets, 249 Canada and 52 greylags, 1 cettis calling, 11 lapwing, 45 teal, wigeon numbers now at 61, excellent count of 53 gadwall, 2 common redshanks with 3 common snipe, 1 tufted duck, male marsh harrier hunting towards sunset. Mudflats: 38 curlew, 1 gt black-backed gull and 18 grey plovers. Other: group of stubble rosegill fungi by wooden kissing gate (opp redshank platform).

Peter O'Duffy

Mynydd Maen

Thu 7th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier this am , on Mynydd Maen

Ray Duggan

Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

2m white with black heads 3f grey with brown heads on the pond late am

Neville Davies

Gelligaer Common

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfares

Further to the fieldfare sightings for the common, 9 buzzards and 3 red kites seen also.

Neville Davies

Gelligaer Common

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfares

109 fieldfares counted (probably more) feeding on hawthorn berries with a good number of song thrushes too. Large flocks of chaffinches in the area mixed in with the thrushes to forma roving feeding flock. Green woodpecker heard and a brief glimpse of a little owl flying off a dry stone wall.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 4th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

1-fem. Peregrine on first island,1-Green Sandpiper flushed from rean close to first hide,1-fem.Marsh Harrier,26-Gadwall,5-Turnstones and a Grey Plover on the tideline.10h00-11h45

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Female Goldeneye on Priors also: Little Grebe 1 Mallard 40 Gadwall 25 Pochard 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Peregrine 1 Kestrel 1 Oystercatcher 8 Turnstone 1 Avocet 3 Snipe 4 Lapwing 400 Grey Plover 48 Curlew 50 Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 10 Wren 1 Fieldfare 30 Pied Wagtail 20 Bullfinch 2
Red Admiral 2 Common Darter 4

Andrew Cormack

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Raptors

Great views of peregrine sitting on the island; marsh harrier, kestrel and buzzard over

Iain Crawford

Tintern

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goshawks

2 goshawks, a buzzard, 4 ravens, 80 common gulls and a song thrush at Upper Hale Wood. 4 little grebes, 2 ravens and 4 jays at Fedw wood

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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[...]