Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Fri 22nd Jul 2022

Main sighting: Shelduck

29-well grown juvenile Shelducks,1-Common Gull (adult),500+Blacked Headed Gulls including 11 juveniles.15h00-15h30

Julie Dungey

Afon Llwyd, Llanyrafon, Cwmbran

Fri 22nd Jul 2022

Main sighting: Goosander

Single female/eclipse male on the river

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 20th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Whinchat

1-juv.Whinchat along with 4-juv.Stonechats.Large flock of Black Headed Gulls 200+,contained 29 juveniles,7-Little Egrets,3 distant-Kestrels all juveniles?,1f-Marsh Harrier and large numbers of Sand Martins over Priors lagoon.10h30-12h00

iain crawford

Rholben and Deri Ridge

Wed 20th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Stonechats

25 or more stonechats, mostly juveniles. 1 juvenile whinchat, 2 mipits, 2 stock doves, a jay, 7 juvenile redstarts, 5 willow warblers, a raven, a buzzard, 3 gsw, 2 green wpecker, 2 nuthatch, 4 song thrush, 2 skylarks, 60 rooks and 2 linnets.

Kevin Dupe

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 19th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Avocet Hide closed

We have closed the Avocet Hide (the largest hide next to the sea-wall) as the flooring is rotten. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tom Dalrymple

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 17th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Water levels

With the unprecedented heat forecast, it is unlikely that we will be able to keep water in all three lagoons at Goldcliff. We will concentrate efforts on Priors Lagoon as it is the deepest

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 17th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Wigeon

Webs count today A Wigeon on Priors Great White Egret 1 Little Egret 7 Grey Heron I Mediterranean Gull a Juveniles on Monks Black-head Gull 200 Dunlin 90 Little Ringed Plover 2 Ringed Plover2 Black-tailed Godwit 80. Teal 1 Gadwall 10. There were lot of butterflies Meadow Brown Ringlet Gate Keeper Painted Lady Red Admiral Dragonflies Emerald Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly Emperor Common Darter

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Thu 14th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egret at 2ish this pm from 3rd platform.

Hadyn Jones

West Pill

Thu 14th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Caspian Tern

At 9.10 a.m. Adult Caspian Tern flying west over my head and calling. Lost to sight when close to Collister gull roost that was put up by paddleboarder

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 12th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Ruff

18:05-20:40 A male Ruff in smart plumage remnant of ruff remaining Common Sandpiper 1 Snipe 4 Little Ringed Plover 2 Ringed Plover 2 also Dunlin Black-tailed Godwit Oystercatcher Redshank Curlew Lapwing, and a large flock of Black-headed Gulls several l hundred. Other: Ruddy Darter 1 Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 Gatekeeper 6 lots of Meadow Browns.

Ed Stevens

Black rock

Mon 11th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Mediterranean Gulls

1 Mediterranean Gull at sudbrook, 2 on shore just east of black rock and at least two probably more with flock of black-headed gull feeding on flying insects over black rock

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Sun 10th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Mediterranean Gull

This afternoon near smaller jetty between sudbrook and black rock 1 Mediterranean Gull. This morning under second Severn crossing pair of shelduck with 23 young.

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