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Sightings

Simon James Bedford

GOLDCLIFF LAGOONS

Sun 6th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Merlin sat on fence in front of hide 2 now 11.32 ..Also flossy flew in on middle lagoon whilst talking to Mr Thomas ..Peregrine tiercel on island fem kestrel 2 buzzard Stonechat mippits greylag Canada linnet swallow oystercatcher curlew lapeing redshank (foreshore )

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 5th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Linnet

>100 Linnet, then scared off by sparrow hawk. Also 3 Wheatears, 4 meadow pipit, 300 goldfinch, 1 curlew, redshank, black tailed godwits, teal, shoveler, shel duck, mallards, lesser BBG, grey heron, little egret, willow warbler and late swallows. Very good morning – 34 species in all.,

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Sat 5th Oct 2019

Main sighting: House Martin

70+ House Martins repeatedly landing in, leaving and returning to a plum tree in the garden for much of the morning – the telephone wires are deserted. The garden and cover crop Linnet and finch flock, numbering about 60, has been joined by several Reed Buntings.

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Fri 4th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Blacktailed Godwit 78, Knot 34, Redshank c.50, Turnstone, OC missing, Curlew 2, Shelduck 620, Pintail 67, Shoveler 60+, Teal 38, Wigeon c.30, Lgrt 4, Heron, Cormorant, c.12 Swallows west. Suspect windy grey weather had sent birds for high tide shelter.

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 4th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Seawall hide and thorn hedges.black swan mute swan 15 , peregrine tircel (back on island ) Willow Warbler Chiffchaff wheatear Stonechat pair Whinchat 8 mippit Cormorant Grey Heron Little Egret teal Mallard Shelduck Canada Goose 81 , greylag Fem Kestrel Snipe 3 , Dunlin Curlew Redshank , Wheatear fem .Goldcrest .

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Seawall

Fri 4th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Gannet

Gannet headed upstream at 0913 with a strong 30mph tail wind around 1/2 mile offshore .

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Thu 3rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Med gull Ad

Redshank 67 – Knot c50 – Chiffchaff

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Thu 3rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier (probably female) cruising over east end of mountain. Wheatear, pair Stonechats and Chiffchaff near reservoir. Flock of 20 Linnets and Red Kite over.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Peterstone Gout

Thu 3rd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Linnet

A flock of circa 300 Linnets in the stubble field near the Golf Club, also lots of Meadow Pipits Mistie Thrush 18 Pied Wagtail 15 Chiffchaff 1 . In the estuary Shoveler 51 Mallard 40 Teal 3 Shelduck 70 Redshank 60. A Fox hunting on the gout embankment.

David Hathaway

Myndd Du

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier(Hen bird)

Hen Harrier flying low over heather up toward the reservoir.

Also flock of fieldfares went over my house this morning(5.10.19)

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hobby

A Hobby hunting dragonflies late morning and early afternoon.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Kestrel and Marsh Harrier

Evening visit at low tide. All three lagoons and full of water. Unfortuntately they were devoid of waders this evening. Priors is looking like Swan Lake – 12 Mute Swans and 1 Black Swan. Hedgerows were full of Chiff Chaffs, Robins and others small birds. Green Woodpecker seen at the back of the Redshank Platform. Female Kestrel was hunting near Seawall Hide. She was picking off what looked like field voles which appear to be abundant in the field along the seawall.
Out on the mud were 48 Knots, 20C Black Tailed Godwits, 62 x Oystercatchers, 20+ Curlews and 80+ Black Headed Gulls. Lots of Drafgonflies around and Swallows and House Martins over the fields.
Female Marsh Harrier quartered Priors and caused all the Teal to take flight.

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