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Sightings

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Thu 31st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Gadwall

At least 33-Gadwall,probably more amongst the reeds,from the extended platform.Also a male Marsh Harrier constantly being mobbed by a crow.10h00-12h00

Neville Davies

Pontypool

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Female flying

David Smith

Blackrock

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn owl hunting near the sea wall to the east of the Black Rock picnic site at about 4 pm.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

Highlights of this mornings hightide count 07:25 – 09-25. Goshawk an uncommon visitor to the lagoons, Marsh Harrier 1 Avocet 1 (with a damaged leg) Knot 2 Dunlin 300 Gadwall 25 Curlew 104. There were hundreds of Woodpigeons flying west in large flocks.

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Wood pigeon

400 wood pigeon in groups, pair red kite, buzzard,200 canada geese,great tit,lttit,coal tit

Andy Smith

Pwll Du

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed out as I walked along the Balance pond wall. Also around the pond 2 Stonechat 8 Long Tailed Tits. 2 Peregrine falcons in the quarry below the pond.

clive silver

Aber-Bargoed

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite was around for a good 10mins, we are getting on average around 15 sightings a year .

Simon James Bedford

Coity

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Grouse .

6 red grouse flushed on managed moors plus 3 red kite 1 kestrel a buzzard trio and 2 woodcock near dusk .. big flocks of wood pigeon heading over biggest 150 birds (block counted )

Simon James Bedford

Pwll Ddu to Waun Afon

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Huge flock of 150 plus mixed redwing and fieldfare Blorenge bound also 3 kestrel (two falcon ) one male and a merlin over the tips low and fast .

Simon James Bedford

Buckholt / Mansons Cross

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Over 300 wood pigeon 30 plus redwing a male Goshawk 6 Buzzard and a mixed finch flock in visible migration headed S.E at 11am

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Mon 28th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Brambling

Brambling calling Gt crested grebe off jetty and Black rock when flew upstream almost certain Goosander fem downstream but sun in eyes

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 27th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Kestrels and Marsh Harriers

Afternoon visit until sunset. 2 x Marsh Harries ( 1 m 1 f). 2 x Kestrel (1 m 1 f). 1 x Peregrine ( on Monks).
Sunset coming off the mud – 60c Redshank, 1 x Knot in with them roosting on Priors Lagoon. Circling out on the estuary flock of 40+ Oystercatchers.
Also of note – Curlews, 2 x Stone Chats and 1 x Pied Wagtail. 1 x Avocet ( on Becs)
Wigeon increasing in numbers and lots of Mute Swans (17).
Lots of Woodpigeons moving through. Cettis are still calling.

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2020
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