Sightings

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoon

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Ducks, ducks and more ducks

Visited a very waterlogged Goldcliff Lagoons this afternon. Water levels on all lagoons highest I have seen for some time. Shovelers, Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shelduck and Tufted Ducks. Main numbers being on Priors and some on Becs Lagoon. On Priors two Redshanks stood out as otherwise the whole reserve was devoid of waders.
A Kestrel was seen hunting. Two Stonechats near the sea wall hide. Usual Canada and Greylag Geese. Mute Swans also.
Out on the foreshore — Curlews in samll numbers and a flock of 7 Lesser Black Headed Gulls. Black headed Gulls also on the waters edge.

Bryn Burgess

A40 Raglan - Abergavenny

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

3 Red Kite seen from A40 presumably very active due to dry spell after all the rain.

Ray Duggan

canal Pontymister

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, 2 Jays and 2 buzzards by the woodmill

Hywel Davies

Newport

Wed 11th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Blackcap

A male blackcap on garden feeders in Merlin Crescent, St Julians.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Tue 10th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Med gull Ad

I was fortunate enough this am to watch/scope an adult Med gull from my bedroom window feeding on the Severn with some BH gulls

Eddy nurden

Tredegar House Lake

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Little Grebe, pied Wagtail, etc

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

Dusk visit: owl appeared at 16.30 hunting near the curved tram track. Another silhouetted hunting over the ridge to the west. Also of note: three Fieldfares that perched briefly in a lone bush and three Red Grouse.

Paul Coombes

Llandegfedd reservoir

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

9am visit. Dam – 31 tufted ducks and 1 great crested grebe. North side 1 male smew, lots of winter thrushes, Fieldfare, Redwing and mistle thrush. 1 male Bullfinch, 22 teal from hide.
Usual great tits, LTT, blue tits. 7 GBB gulls on far shore, 8 cormorant on floating platform with Heron. Pied wagtail.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present in front of fishermen’s car park.

Iain Crawford

Bryn Arw Eastern slope

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Siskins

A flock of 40 siskins

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Wild fowl

Seawall hide only 0800 on 40-50mph winds on shore SW .68 greylag white ringed birds Z4U Z4B Z4C Z4D .160 Canada 120 Shoveler 40 teal mippits Merlin Fem sprawk Male Peregrine Buzzard 6 mute swan 18 curlew 3 little grebe 6 snipe in trench mallard LBBGull starlings Stonechat male 48 Lapwing over fieldfare redwing Raven and male Kestrel ..

Kev Stait

Goldcliff

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew showing well around 12 noon until 1pm other than that a Kestrel near Hide 2 for a short while and the usual geese and ducks.

Next event

Jan
19
Sun
2020
7:00 am Tregaron & Aberystwyth @ Tregaron & Aberystwyth
Tregaron & Aberystwyth @ Tregaron & Aberystwyth
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey / Keith Roylance at Abergavenny Bus Station for car sharing arrangements. A charge is payable at the car park in Abergavenny for those leaving their cars. We will then make our way to Tregaron for a mornings birding around Tregaron and the reserve, hoping for Raptors. We will move on to Aberystwyth[...]