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Sightings

Brian Thomas

Goldcliff

Tue 21st Dec 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

am: Seawall – Black Redstart.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Seawall

Tue 21st Dec 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher just below the gout at high tide; also green woodpecker, kestrel, goldcrest, great crested grebe from Peterstone to trout lake; tufted, mallard, wigeon, teal, pintail, shovellers and shelducks all there.

Iain Crawford

Skenfrith to Tregate

Sun 19th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper, heron, buzzard, gsw, 30 redwings, 12 goldfinches

Blair Jones and Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 19th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl and Black Redstart

Afternoon visit 1pm to 3.45 pm. Very misty.Generally very quiet.
Monks Lagoon – 50c x Wigeon, 1 x Curlew and 1 x Canada goose
Rear of Hide 1 – 1 x Song Thrush and Blackbirds.
Priors Lagoon – 5 x Swans, 7 x Gadwall 1 x Grey Heron 1 x Tufted Duck. Mix of Mallard , Teal and Shovelers
Seawall – Black Redstart moving along the wall from the Hill Farm fence line down along the wall towards the seawall like last year.
Mixed flock of Linnets, Pippits and Reed Buntings moving throughout the reserve. 3 x Stonechats near sea wall.
Barn Owl was showed quite well. It caught something and flew off.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Sun 19th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Male Black Redstart showing well along the sea wall and fence.Barn Owl also showing well.13h00-14h35.

Keith Roylance

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 18th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn Owl from Marsh Platform, NWR Goldcliff at 16:10. Hunted along bank in front of hides and platforms.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 18th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl and other birds

Visited before dawn. Barn Owl was quartering the bank near Hide 1 in the near darkness.
Later the Barn Owl was observed again quartering around Hide 2, Snipe and the Marsh Platform.
The reserve was relatively quiet. Complete absence of waders apart from some Lapwing flying over the reserve later.
The foreshore far out near the Saltings was a flock of 43 Avocets and similar numbers of Curlews.

Mike Wheeler

Lower Waun St., Blaenavon

Sat 18th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Brambling

Female Brambling on the feeders outside my front window!

Keith Roylance

NWR Goldcliff

Fri 17th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn Owl from Marsh Platform at 16:10. Hunted along the bank in front of the hides and platforms

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 17th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Avocet

Avocet 13 on the foreshore, Brent Goose 1 pale bellied thanks to Bryn B, Black-tailed Godwit 25 Lapwing 400 (distant view) Oystercatcher 20 Wigeon 150 Gadwall 12 Tufted Duck 3 Teal 30 Marsh Harrier 2 male and imm Kestrel 1 Buzzard 1 Raven 2 Cetti’s Warbler 1 Great Spotted WP 1 Reed Bunting 2 Stonechat 3.

Bill O’Keefe

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 16th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis amongst a flock of 60 Lapwing on lagoon in front of the first hide. About 1pm.

Iain Crawford

Llanrothal

Tue 14th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Kestrel

Kestrel, heron, 2 buzzards, 2 ravens, 2gsw, 30 goldfinch, 4 mipits, a jay.

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