Sightings

Verity Picken

Fields south of Usk

Sun 29th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Water Rail

Water Rail seen and heard squealing at dusk – first time at this location. Wigeon heard and 8 Snipe flushed.

Neville Davies

Mynydd Llangattock

Sat 28th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Raptors

A number of red grouse pellets / droppings found. Also of note, good flocks of fieldfares around the hawthorns near the escarpment. 1 buzzard, 1 kestrel, 1 male peregrine, 3 red kites and 5 jays.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Sat 28th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Avocet

36-Avocets on the tidal mud,1f-Goldeneye on priors and a Glossy Ibis showing well alongside priors.1-Peregrine perched on a fencepost for my entire visit.
Also, not bird related,a mole hill but more a mole ridge about eight feet long and two inches high near to the sea-wall.Not seen anything like this before.11h10-13h00.

Kim Waters

Gobion Oxbow

Fri 27th Dec 2019

Main sighting: 12 little egrets

12 litlle egrets flying over the oxbow. 2 x snipe, numerous common sandpipers

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Fri 27th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Grouse

A misty, murky walk up to the old Brynmawr reservoir, so finding two Red Grouse was a surprise. Also a Mistle Thrush singing in Clydach Gorge and a flock of 45 Starlings.

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Fri 27th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

The drake Smew, 9 Goldeneye, a pair of Mandarin, Goosander and a Little Grebe all showed well in spite of misty conditions this afternoon.

Neville Davies

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Fri 27th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Water rail

Only bird of note on a cloudy, drizzly dark day was a water rail on the left edge of the pool going in and out of the small patch of reeds.

Roo Perkins

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Thu 26th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew back viewable distantly from dam. Also 5 Goosander, 15 Mandarin and Kingfisher.

Chris West and digger

0xbow

Wed 25th Dec 2019

Main sighting: merlin

F merlin, redwing 50, fieldfare, gsw and green woodpecker, 10 lt tits, pair goosander, cormorant, goldcrest.

Steve Dungey

Boating Lake, Llanyravon, Cwmbran

Wed 25th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Single bird (female or non-breeding male plumage) near small island in middle of lake.

Daniel Web/ Andrew Strong

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 24th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Glossy ibis still present, otherwise quiet with adult male peregrine, c160 teal, c60 gadwall, c60 mallard, 8 tufted duck, 2 feral barnacles, cr Canada goose and 3 redshank

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Mon 23rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodcock

1645 – one Woodcock up over the house from the Clydach Gorge at very last light – the first this winter

Next event

Feb
15
Sat
2020
7:30 pm Eagles in Wales: past, present a... @ Goytre Village Hall
Eagles in Wales: past, present a... @ Goytre Village Hall
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Eagles in Wales: past, present and future? @ Goytre Village Hall
Rob Thomas will look at the history of Eagles in Wales, and the current research being carried out at Cardiff University to assess the feasibility of reintroducing Golden and White-tailed Eagles to Wales.Share this:TwitterFacebook

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