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

John Wile

Llandegfedd reservoir

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey fishing on reservoir around 1300 17/10/2019.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, wye and Monnow walks

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Buzzards

3 buzzards, 40 mallards, 15 common gulls, a song thrush, 2 long-tailed tits

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Waders on the mud

Lagoonswere quiet this evening. The water level is high. Monks – Shelducks x 10.
Priors – Mute Swans x20 and Black Swan x 1, Greylag x 1 Becs – Canada Geese 20+, Shelduck x 6, Shoveler x 10.
Foreshore mud – Curlews x 30, Black Tailed Godwits x 5c, Oystercatchers x 20, possibly some Knot. Shelducks x 20 and big flock of Canada Geese x80+
Other – flock of Linnets x 10, 3 Flocks of Starlings with 30+ birds in each.
Kestrel was shsowing well again and seen by me late in evening.

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Canada geese

120 canada geese,GS and Green woodpecker, green sandpiper

Chris Stone

Blackrock/ Passage pill

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Skylark

Skylark 40+ Stonechat 2 prs Peregrine male Will warb Chiffs 4 Wigeon 70 Sparrowhawk fem + only handfull finches/mipits

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 15th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan Prior’s lagoon am flew off East. Mute Swan 20 Black Swan 1 Wheatear 2 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 1 Swallow 5 a good selection of waders on the foreshore. Others: Red Admiral Small Tortoiseshell Common Darter Migrant Hawker and Stoat.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

1-Peregrine on the ground towards the sea wall hide for the duration of my visit,60+Swallows,1-Whinchat,2-Marsh Harriers,firstly a female and half an hour or so later a juv.flew around.They were not seen together.10h00-12h30.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Disturbance

There wll be some disturbance today on Prior’s Lagoon between 1pm and 3pm when we acarry out management work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Paul Coombes

Pwll du & Punch bowl

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

4 Redwing observed and heard flying over. Other sightings of note: male kestrel, Buzzard, Goldfinch, meadow pipits

Nicholas Beswick

Garn Lakes

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hirundines

Flock of twelve House Martins and three Swallows over after the early rain cleared. Also of note a pair of Stonechats, six Reed Buntings and a Treecreeper.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Hightide count heavy rain 07:30. Whimbrel 1 Curlew 204 Grey Plover 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 10 Knot 22 Gadwall 32 Teal 75 Shoveler 35. When it stopped raining. A roving flock consisted of: Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Great Tit 4 Chiffchaff 2 Treecreeper 1 Chaffinch 2 Song Thrush 1 also, Cetti’s Warbler 3 H Water Rail H Stonechat 2 Raven 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Little Grebe 1

Chris Jones

Glebelands Park, Newport

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Med Gull

4 Adult winter Med Gulls present with small number of Black-headed Gulls. A little earlier an Adult winter Med Gull had also been present nearby at the McDonalds on Lyne Road, Crindau

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