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Sightings

John O'Sullivan

From Snipe Platform Goldcliff

Tue 23rd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Citrine

Bird showed exceptionally well this morning at one stage alongside a Pied Wagtail. It is noticeably smaller and slimmer than Pied when next to one. Ruff showing very well there too with Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Ringed Plover and at least 3 Whinchat elsewhere around the lagoons

iain crawford

Woolaston wood

Tue 23rd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Reeves pheasant

Male Reeves pheasant,Just over the county boundary, on the Gloucestershire Way at SO567997.

John O'Sullivan

From Snipe Platform Goldcliff

Mon 22nd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Citrine Wagtail

For those interested in trying to see the wagtail it showed well a few times this morning/early afternoon. It feeds mostly at the base of the vegetation around the edge of the lagoon and can be in amongst the vegetation and out of sight for long periods. Every so often it wanders into view. It can show well out in the open on the mud. It is most usually seen to the right of the Snipe viewing platform. It does get right in front of that platform and has been seen from Marsh Platform looking back to Snipe. It is worth the effort and a nice variety of other species were on view on Priors Lagoon as well.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 22nd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Whinchat

4 Whinchat with 6 Stonechat 1st hide. Yellow Wagtail 1 Pied Wagtail 3 White Wagtail 1 (Citrine Wagtail also seen today, but not by us) Ruff 1 Snipe 1 Great White Egret 1 Little Egret 6 Grey Heron 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Chiffchaff 8 Great Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Swallow House Martin Kestrel 2 Sparrowhawk 1. On the foreshore Shelduck 60 Curlew 10 Oystercatcher 8 Black-headed Gull 150 and lots of Gadwall on Priors.

Chris Forster Brown

Goldcliff lagoons

Mon 22nd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Whinchat

No sign of the citrine wagtail at Goldcliff lagoons between 7 and 9. A couple of juvenile pieds, showing obvious ‘bibs’ and two adult yellow wagtail from Snipe platform. A few Black-tailed godwit, single ruff, two green sandpiper and 7 or so little egret. Single kestrel and, from first hide, a whinchat. Very good numbers of sand martin.

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

Gobion

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

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