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Sightings

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

Simon James Bedford

Llangybi Bottom (flooded)

Sat 21st Dec 2019

Main sighting: Swans

2 whooper and 59 mute Swan accompanying 4 shelduck !! 34 mallard and 6 snipe on the flooded water meadows below the village .

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr ponds

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Dunlop Semtex: 14 Goosander (6 male), Kingfisher, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron
Machine Pond: 53 Canada Geese, Reed Bunting
Horsetail Pond: 9 Wigeon

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper flying up river,Pair mallard on bank .Male and 2 Female Goosander appeared in the rough waters and observed swimming around and diving into the river for fish .

Graham Thomas Thorne

blackvein forest crosskeys

Mon 16th Dec 2019

Main sighting: tawny owls

tawny owls heard calling in the blackvein forest 8.30 pm

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Annual General Meeting of the Society. @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The agenda has been published in the winter edition of the Dipper (Issue 156). After the formal AGM there will be short photo presentations by a number of GOS members. A link to the zoom meeting[...]