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Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr

Fri 1st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Dipper

42 species on my lockdown walk from home. Dipper on River Clydach on the edge of town near the top of the gorge. Male Goosander over our house is anew record for the garden list. Happy New Year.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney Bedwas

Fri 1st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Short walk early afternoon Kingfisher gazing hopefully into the river. First species of the year was a Dunnock in the garden.

Rhys Jenkins

Garden city, Chepstow

Wed 30th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

Pair of Blackcap perched up in garden hedge scrub between Caird and Green street this morning

tony & jan jenkins

penterry lane St Arvans

Tue 29th Dec 2020

Main sighting: redwing

flock of 50 +redwing feeding along hedgerow and on adjacent field

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

golf clubs

Tue 29th Dec 2020

Main sighting: treecreepers

2 pairs of treecreepers – one in St Mellons golf club, the other at Peterstone golf club; so perhaps golf clubs have something to offer wildlife. Also large group (40) fieldfares enjoying the fareway. 6 little egrets, 2 pairs of swans, one grey heron and a buzzard at the site of the proposed Wentloog solar farm … kestrel at St Mellons railway line; also mistle thrushes (5), grey and pied wagtails together, and meadow pipit.

janice maureen jenkins

Pantygoitre

Sun 27th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Little Egrets

A group of 12 little egrets on the shallows between flooded river and the oxbow, also a pair of goosander and 2 little grebe

Iain Crawford

Deri Ridge and Bryn Arw

Fri 25th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Redpoll

Redpoll, gsw, 2 wrens, 11 ravens buzzard, 70 common gulls

Simon James Bedford

Llanyrafon South Fields

Thu 24th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Lapwing

With the Avon Llwyd bursting it’s banks again for the 2nd time In 12 months and the first times.since 1986 .We are used to seeing the local birds particularly gulls on the fields but a first for me was seeing 18 lapwing and a little egret amongst them plus the usual goosander swimming on the field where the old sandmartin colony got washed away last winter .

David Brassey

Fourteen Locks Rogerstone

Tue 22nd Dec 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Male Goosander in the main pond with 35 Mallard

Neville Davies

Red Barn Pool

Sat 19th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Roadside viewing saw the 2 Glossy Ibis feeding in the far left corner. Also noted were 2 pairs of Tufted Ducks and 3 pairs of Gadwall.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Barnacle Geese

Very quiet on the lagoons today, water level is way too high still for waders (only seen a pair of Black-tailed Godwits briefly). Of note was a male Peregrine passing in front of hide 1 which spooked 5 Common Snipe. Snipe platform – 78 Shoveler, 182 Teal, 121 Wigeon (225 more from the seawall), 1 Gadwall, 3 fem and 2 male Tufted Ducks, 11 Greylags and Ravens. Seawall – no sign of the Black Redstart (Dan Webb reported a fem from Goldcliff Pill which may be the bird which has been loitering around the buildings by the seawall)? 39 Avocet, 71 Oystercatchers, 52 Curlew and 1 Gt Black-backed Gull. Hide 3 – the four Barnacle Geese were in with the Canada’s.

Tadhg Burrell

Boating Lake Cwmbran

Fri 18th Dec 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

(Heavy rain and bad visibility made it quite difficult to view and accurately record numbers. )
5 to 7 mostly male goosanders, several coot and moorhens, usual group of Canada geese, family of mute swans, countless mallards

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