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Sightings

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 16th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Barnacle Geese

AM visit: pheasant, good numbers of migrating woodpigeons (one group 1000+), male preregrine hunting, shelduck, shoveler, 85 wigeon (more on the saltings), 2 barnacle geese in with the Canada’s in the field behind snipe platform, chiffchaff contact call, cettis calling. (from snipe platform) -1 heron, 4 lt egrets, 52 teal, 68 gadwall, 2 drake common pochards, 2 lt grebes, 1 snipe, pair stonechats, skylarks, female goldeneye, 1 swallow seen three times (there was a pair flying around the entrance of the reserve also), 3 tufted ducks, meadow pipits, 300+ lapwing towards the power station and fieldfares. Seawall – migrating sisking overhead calling, kestrel hunting, 114 curlew, 2 grey plovers, 4 knot, 15 avocet, 63 oystercatchers, 2 gt black-backed gulls and a passing red admiral butterfly. Hide 3 – female marsh harrier hunting and 1 passing stock dove.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 16th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goldeneye and Barnacle Geese

Dawn visit to mid-day. Hedgerows had Fieldfare and Redwings. Not huge numbers but quite a few around. Big flock of Starlings. Early on 3 Curlews on Monks but saw some more later. Peregrine Falcon perched up on Monks Island.
Priors lagoon had teal, Pochard, Shoveler, Wigeon and Gadwall Ducks. Later a Goldeneye put in an appearance. Flock of Canada Geese in field at rear of Snipe Platform had 2 Barnacle Geese. Male and Female Marsh Harrier seen on seperate occassions. Male Kestrel seen hunting. Large flocks of Woodpigeons and 2 x Stock Doves seen.
Other birds to note – Stone Chats x 2, Swallows x 3, 2 x Little Egrets, Meadow Pipits, Golden Plover x 3. Wren x 1. Out on the Pill were seen Curlew, Dunlins, Grey Plover, Avocets and Oystercatchers.
More seen by Dan Webb who saw Siskins and at the snipe Platform a Black Redstart.

Daniel Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 16th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Black redstart

Black redstart dropped in briefly at the snipe platform, 4 swallows through, 15 avocets, 6 knot, 6 grey plover, 120 curlew, 60 oystercatchers, 40 dunlin, 1 pintail, 1 female goldeneye, 2 drake pochard, 3 tufted duck, 2 feral barnacles with canadas, male and female marsh harriers, juv male sparrowhawk, 40 fieldfares, 20 redwing, 6 blackbirds, 4 goldcrests and 28 long tailed tits the highlights.

Visible migration from 8 to 10.40 included 574 woodpigeons, 2 chaffinches, 6 goldfinches, 2 linnets, 4 mipits, 1 pied wag, 4 siskins and 4 swallows south west and 4 skylarks north east.

Allan Dowson

Gobion

Fri 15th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

3-Green Sandpipers,5-Goosanders(4f+1m),2-Dippers,10h10-12h40

Kim Waters

Llanvihangel Gobion OxBow

Fri 15th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Little Grebe

Little Grebe, huge flocks of Fieldfares and Redwings.

Roger Price

Peterstone SF

Fri 15th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Water Pipits

Minimum of 5 Water Pipits, Kingfisher, Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 105 Wigeon, 22 Pintail, 8 Teal, c.90 Lapwing, c.200 Dunlin, 30 Curlew, 9 Snipe, 2 Lgrt, Heron.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 14th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

An unusual sighting were 6-Redhead Goosanders in the gout lagoon.Also a large flock of Fieldfares in the surrounding hedges,over 60 maybe nearer 100 birds.12h30-13h00

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Wed 13th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

6-female Goosanders,also a flock of Fieldfares 60 to 100 in numbers.12h30-13h15

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 13th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goldeneye

An unusual sighting for goldcliff were 2-female Goldeneye from the snipe platform.Also,5-Snipe,1-Peregrine,1-Little Grebe and 42-Gadwall.10h00-12h00.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Wed 13th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male harrier hunting winter thrushes (unsuccessfully), disappeared on to Mynydd Llangatwg.

Nicholas Beswick

Abergavenny Castle Meadows

Mon 11th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail by the pond

jon holmes

coed morgan

Mon 11th Nov 2019

Main sighting: male blackcap

Late male blackcap in garden this morning in crab apple tree. It might overwinter?

Next event

Dec
5
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.Share this:TwitterFacebook