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Sightings

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Thu 3rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier (probably female) cruising over east end of mountain. Wheatear, pair Stonechats and Chiffchaff near reservoir. Flock of 20 Linnets and Red Kite over.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Peterstone Gout

Thu 3rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Linnet

A flock of circa 300 Linnets in the stubble field near the Golf Club, also lots of Meadow Pipits Mistie Thrush 18 Pied Wagtail 15 Chiffchaff 1 . In the estuary Shoveler 51 Mallard 40 Teal 3 Shelduck 70 Redshank 60. A Fox hunting on the gout embankment.

David Hathaway

Myndd Du

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier(Hen bird)

Hen Harrier flying low over heather up toward the reservoir.

Also flock of fieldfares went over my house this morning(5.10.19)

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hobby

A Hobby hunting dragonflies late morning and early afternoon.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Kestrel and Marsh Harrier

Evening visit at low tide. All three lagoons and full of water. Unfortuntately they were devoid of waders this evening. Priors is looking like Swan Lake – 12 Mute Swans and 1 Black Swan. Hedgerows were full of Chiff Chaffs, Robins and others small birds. Green Woodpecker seen at the back of the Redshank Platform. Female Kestrel was hunting near Seawall Hide. She was picking off what looked like field voles which appear to be abundant in the field along the seawall.
Out on the mud were 48 Knots, 20C Black Tailed Godwits, 62 x Oystercatchers, 20+ Curlews and 80+ Black Headed Gulls. Lots of Drafgonflies around and Swallows and House Martins over the fields.
Female Marsh Harrier quartered Priors and caused all the Teal to take flight.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Knot

Redshank c100 – Knot c30 – Swallows c100

Simon James Bedfiord

Goldcliff/ Saltmarsh Lane

Tue 1st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Migrants

Quiet at the Lagoons as NRW doing important works flail mowing but Little Egret Teal Sparrowhawk Wheatear Meadow Pipit Willow Warbler Greylag Mute Swan Snipe and Curlew still present among others . SALTMARSH Lane alive with Goldcrest willow warbler Redstart ( female} Chiffchaff Blackcap A late Whitethroat !! Tawny owl ( flushed from ivy covered willow on main footpath ) Kestrel male Song and Mistle Thrush single yellowhammer on the seawall . Male Sparrowhawk being mobbed by raven and sedentary robins Tits and chaffinch .

N J Davies

West Usk Estuary

Mon 30th Sep 2019

Main sighting: Curlew sandpiper

Sighting received from and posted on behalf of Mike Smart (Curlew Ringing Project Group)
25 Mute Swans feeding in field behind the seawall; at least 300 Shelducks; 2 Wigeon; at least 150 Oystercatchers; 5 Ringed Plovers; 4 Grey Plovers; 60 Dunlin; 1 Curlew Sandpiper; 40 Knot; 110 Curlews; 5 Bar-tailed Godwits; 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshanks, 5 Turnstones, at least 50 Swallows 5 House Martins, 1 Wheater.

Chris Wells

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 30th Sep 2019

Main sighting: Red-necked Phalarope

A juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Goldcliff Lagoons viewed from Avocet Hide last seen 10:52, very mobile.

Two Spoonbill, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel present.

Mr Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 29th Sep 2019

Main sighting: spoonbill

Two Spoonbills from the extended platform.Glossy Ibis from the same platform.Another birder had a report of a Red Necked Phalarope seen earlier in the afternoon,also from same platform.17h00-18h15

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 29th Sep 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Male almost certainly seen again floating up river severn (from bedroom window) approx. 8’ish this am

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 28th Sep 2019

Main sighting: Bar-tailed Godwit

Very hard going birding wise with high winds and heavy showers, but highlights from a dawn to mid-morning visit included 17 bar-tailed godwits in amongst some black-tailed godwits, 73 dunlin, 189 curlew from hide 1 (4 colour ringed birds from the Severn ringing project present), 63 knot, black swan, 4 gt black-backed gulls over low which moved the curlews off, female kestrel, 1 heron and 3 lt egrets only, 1 greenshank, female sparrowhawk, 1 yellow wagtail, 2 wheatears, 2 snipe, pair of stonechats, 1 skylark, 3 grey plovers and 21 ringed plovers. At one point 620 shelduck (possibly more) flew up from behind the seawall before dropping down near the Pill. The 2 spoonbills were present again and appear to be juvenile birds based on their bill colouring? Cettis calling also and a chiffchaff (contact call) picked up.

Next event

Sep
26
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED, Sorry - A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Due to current social distancing requirements we are unable to hold indoor meetings. Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.Share this:TwitterFacebook