Sightings

Daniel Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 17th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Turnstone

3 turnstone, 150 dunlin, 100 ringed plover, 1 grey plover, c70 blackwit (over pill), juv peregrine, 2 yellow wags, 16 curlew the highlights of high tide

Brian Thomas

Goldcliff

Fri 16th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Spoonbill

Am: Prior’s: Spoonbill, snipe

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 13th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Late evening visit. Glossy Ibis showing regularly on Becs Lagoon and then roosting on Priors Lagoon. Most of the birds on Becs. Big flock of Ringed Plovers/Dunlins. Large flock of Black Headed Gulls with a a few Lesser and Great Black Backed Gull. 4 x Little Egrets. Snipe seen on Becs. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and “Bosprey” the Buzzard. No Godwits. Overall Q for high tide.

Mike Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 13th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Extension to Snipe platform

Work began today on the extension to the Snipe platform. We made great progress but it is not ready yet the however, the platform can still be used. It is hope that, weather permitting, work on the platform will be completed next week, if not before. Big thank you to Tom Kevin and all FoGal members who turned up today and worked really hard.

Mick Bailey

Llandegveth reservoir

Mon 12th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Great Blackback Gull

2 on water near dam at 16:30. (My wife and I have been visiting the cafe once or twice a week for the last 2 or 3 years. This is the first time we have been lucky enough to see this species there.)

John Lawton

Prior’s lagoon, Goldcliff

Mon 12th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Great White Egret

A pair of Great White Egrets, challenging to record as under a big black cloud and it’s started to blow a gale. Other birds as per.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Ruff and Knots

Early visit at low tide. The usual flock of Black Tailed Godwits on Priors. Mixed in with them was a Ruff , Knot and Dunlin.Out on the mud today as the tide went out lots of Black Headed Gulls and Curlews. Black Swan remains hanging about with the Mute Swans.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Fulmar

also Gannet – Comic tern – down river – pm

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Short eared Owl

Despite the wind and rain a SEO, a very early bird, was hunting near Bec’s chased at one stage by Swallows. Also Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 and the usual selection of waders including Ruff and Snipe. Southern Hawker male posed for a photograph.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Sat 10th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Gannet

Early afternoon 2 adult gannet over estuary at sudbrook, heading west.

John Lawton

Prior’s Lagoon, Goldcliff

Thu 8th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Just confirming that our ‘resident’ Glossy Ibis here at 12:30, Thursday, tucked in against the reeds on Prior’s viewable from the Marsh platform.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 7th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtails

Evening visit – Peregrine with kill on Monks, Kestrel, 300+ Black Tailed Godwits, Pied Wagtails x4 , Yellow Wagtails x 2. Black Swan on Priors Various usual. 100+ Black Headed Gulls roosting on Monks at dusk. 80+ Dunlins on the mud.

Next event

Sep
28
Sat
2019
7:30 pm Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wildlife in Spitsbergen - Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
This evening’s speaker, Al Venables, will take us to within 700 miles of the North Pole on this his second visit to Spitsbergen undertaken in 2017.