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Sightings

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Mon 8th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

1-Green Sandpiper from the snipe platform,1-GWE,9-Little Egrets,167+Black’wits,1f-Marsh Harrier,4-juvenile Willow Warblers along the fence between snipe and marsh platforms.All water fowl and wader activity now seems to be confined to Priors as the other lagoons are completely dry.10h30-12h00

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher

Pair of spotted flycatchers

iain crawford

Vale of Ewyas

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Peregrine

Peregrine falcon, red kite, sparrowhawk, kestrel.

Mark Whitaker

River Monnow between Kentchurch and Llangua

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

Single on stony shoals, also 6 Little Egrets together, 1 Grey Wagtail plus approx. 7 Sand Martins around nest site in welsh bank. Kingfisher seen here regularly but not today.

Nicholas. Beswick

Llanfoist

Fri 5th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby high over River Usk. Only a few Sand Martins around the nest colony. Four Little Egrets. Kingfisher, female Goosander

iain crawford

Monmouth, Wye and Monnow

Fri 5th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Little egret

Little egret, gsw, 82 canada geese, 20 house martins, 2 grey herons, kingfisher, raveen, stock dove, green woodpecker.

Kevin Richard Dupe

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 3rd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Avocet Hide now open

We have repaired the flooring at the entrance to the Avocet Hide and it is now open.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone seawall

Mon 1st Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common gull

Common gull among hundreds of BHGs; few black tailed godwits, 3 curlews, 42 oystercatchers; many dunlin; 2 common sandpipers; 2 kestrels (pair, regular at the moment); 2 buzzards (one sending the other away from its patch); 2 little egrets, 2 herons; mallards, teal, shelducks (several young) – good visit!

iain crawford

Trellech Beacon area

Mon 1st Aug 2022

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher at Cotland pool and Tawny owl at Manorside.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Sun 31st Jul 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel

2-Whimbrels on the shore line,3-Stock Doves,1f-Marsh Harrier,3-Little Ringed Plovers all fledged juveniles,206+Black’wits,1-Great White Egret,2-Kestrels,1-Yellow Wagtail,another birder saw a small flock of them around the cattle.10h30-12h35

Chris Dyson

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sat 30th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Yellow-legged Gull

A big, probably male, adult yellow-legged gull on the reservoir today, with some structural characters suggesting Caspian (especially the head and bill shape) but on detailed plumage characters seen on photos confirmed as a yellow-legged.

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Sat 30th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

2 Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret this am

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