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Sightings

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Wed 11th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Pintail

Pintail with a couple of mallards just up from Llanfoist bridge . Also Little Grebe , 2 female Goosanders , a Little Egret and an Otter

Andrew Pritchard

Llanwern steelworks

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl crossing new dual carriageway between end of steelworks and new Glan Llyn housing site tonight at 1850

John Evans

Goldcliff seawall

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Ring-necked Parakeet

Single flew west just before 1015 over the seawall itself.

John Evans

Goldcliff Reserve

Tue 10th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Barnacle Geese

Four associating loosely with Canadas at the back of the pools, seen from the second platform.

Jeremy White

Ponthir Reservoir

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: White fronted goose (1 juv)

A single bird in with 90 Canada geese. Also: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Goosander (2 RH), Lapwing (2), Long-tailed Tit (12), Pied Wagtail, Robin, Woodpigeon

tony & jan jenkins

saltmarsh lane to eastern wetlands

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: marsh harriers & hen harriers

Female marsh harrier flying east at 1515hrs, soon followed by male bird heading west to reedbeds, 8/9 cettis calling, mixed flock of 50/60 fieldfares & redwings along lane, stonechats, reed bunting, 200 plus wigeon offshore, a few curlew and single shelduck, finally at 1630 hrs two ringtails flying in to roost at eastern end of reserve.

tony & jan jenkins

saltmarsh lane to eastern wetlands

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: marsh harriers & hen harriers

1515hrs female marsh harrier over seawall flying east, then male marsh harrier flying west to reedbeds, 50/60 mixed flock of fieldfares and redwing along saltmarsh lane, 8/9 cettis calling, curlew, 200 + wigeon offshore, stonechat, reed bunting, single shelduck and at 1630 hrs two ringtails flying to roost at eastern reedbed.

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

Male feeding in the garden on the fat balls early afternoon.

Neville Davies

Red Barn Pool

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

2 glossy ibis feeding and showing well from the roadside (one looked almost juvenile or just a non-breeding adult lacking the glossy sheens)? Also seen 1 cormorant, green woodpecker calling, cettis warbler calling, female marsh harrier, linnets, redwings, fieldfares, male stonechat and 246 starlings feeding.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 9th Nov 2020

Main sighting: White-fronted Goose

0630 – 11.20hrs. Pre-light birds seen and heard included a skylark, cettis warbler calling, a stunning barn owl at 0640 drifting right past me on redshank platform from the direction of hide 1. Redshank platform – 2 buzzards, 243 Canada geese with a white-fronted goose mixed in, possibly a 1st year bird and maybe the one sighted at Llanishen Reservoir recently? 78 wigeon, 4 barnacle geese, numerous redwings and fieldfares, 4 ravens, 2 female marsh harriers (adult and juv), 2 grey herons, pheasant calling, 164 lapwing later joined by 10 dunlin and 2 black-tailed godwits (54 more came in and landed briefly before taking off straight away and heading out towards the sea wall), 15 curlew, 186 teal, 22 shoveler, 8 shelduck and 2 chiffchaffs in the hedgerow leading up to the next platform. Group of 5 wrens together also. Snipe platform – 22 snipe on the edge of the water to the right. Seawall – another 293 wigeon on the edge of the water, 23 avocet, 2 oystercatchers and another 68 dunlin. Hide 3 – male tufted duck. Back at snipe platform (0900 hrs) siskin overhead and a female peregrine passing through. A pair of stonechats were near to hide 1.

MIke and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Sun 8th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

Female Blackcap feeding in garden

Mike Rees

Bulwark, Chepstow garden

Sun 8th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Perched on garden fence for approximately 15 minutes

Next event

Dec
5
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.Share this:TwitterFacebook