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Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 19th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Citrine Wagtail

0545 – 1000hrs visit, 56 species noted, highlights included 3 kestrels (1 juv), pheasant, 4 chiffcahffs (contact calls), 3 stock doves and 1 buzzard. Redshank platform saw 70 roosting lapwing, and a pair of barn owls were quartering the lagoons at 0601hrs (1 flew off towards the seawall tearooms direction). Snipe platform had all the activity with 9 little egrets, 3 herons, 3 snipe, cettis calling, green woodpecker calling, 28 gadwall, another 110 lapwing, 1 ruff, 1 little stint, 1 green sandpiper, 17 black-tailed godwits, 1 dunlin, 278 sand martins passing through (aerial feeding), pair of little grebes, 2 yellow wagtails, 17 redshank, juv male stonechat, 5 ringed plover, 6 teal, linnets, and the citrine wagtail feeding along the edge of the reeds on the right hand side of the lagoon (0900hrs). 100+ swallows aerial feeding in the field with the hay bales. Seawall – pair of wheatears, 223 shelduck on the saltings with 29 oystercatchers, 22 curlew, 32 dunlin and a juv male peregrine perched on the usual log. Marsh platform – single reed and sedge warblers and shoveler.

Daniel Watson

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 18th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Citrine Wagtail

A fine juvenile Citrine wagtail associating with Yellow, Pied and White wagtails at approx 16:20 this afternoon, I picked this bird up on call before eventually pinning it down on the deck. A lovely juvenile Little stint also around, along with Great egret, Ruff, 2 Greenshank, and Black tailed godwits. Decent movement of hirrundines in the rain too. Pics + video on my twitter.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Wed 17th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Young Buzzard

Young grounded buzzard not quite fledged but unable to get off ground. Dog walkers need to take care. Sand martins over.

Simon James Bedford

Cwmbran Boating Lake

Tue 16th Aug 2022

Main sighting: OSPREY

Another Osprey spotted by my Wife (Hannah) travelling South over South Fields at height

Simon James Bedford

Back Garden Llanyrafon

Tue 16th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Osprey

Large adult osprey at altitude heading SSE high over garden at 1600 this afternoon .

Allan Dowson


Tue 16th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

5-Common Sandpipers,7-Ravens,8-Stock Doves,35+Mallards,1-Kingfisher,family groups of both Chiffchaffs and Grey Wagtails.Butterflies few and far between and then only whites.10h30-13h15

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Mon 15th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Great White Egret

1-Great White Egret at the Gout this afternoon 14h35-15h15

tony jenkins

st arvans

Sun 14th Aug 2022

Main sighting: swifts

A small passage of swifts, screaming high over orchard at 1900hrs @ 12 – 15 birds heading south

iain crawford

Nedern Brook

Sat 13th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher

Spotted flycatcher, 2 buzzards, 2 grey herons, great spotted and green wpecker.

Dave Littleton


Fri 12th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Nightjar

Walking the dog after sunset to avoid the heat of the day, from Cadeira Beeches on Thursday and Friday, a Nightjar put in very close appearances both nights, with a bonus Woodcock on Friday.

Nicholas Beswick

Cwmtillery Lakes

Tue 9th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby over the upper lake, mobbed by Swallows. Pair of Little Grebes on the lower lake. Count of 29 species in all.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Garn Lakes

Mon 8th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Wheatear

Garn Lakes area; Wheatear 3 Willow Warbler 6 Little Grebe 1 ad 1 Juv Dragonflies: Common Hawker 2 Emperor 1 Common Darter12 and Emerald Damselfly 40+

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