Sightings

Simon James bedford

Llanyrafon Back garden

Sun 6th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite circling low over house with two local buzzards .Also afon llwydd between llanyrafon and Croesyceiliog Quiet on Dog walking Day but still Kingfisher and dippers and usual grey Wagtails.

Simon James Bedford & Lara Bedford

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 6th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

More comprehensive list from earlier this morning 09-00 to 12.30 Merlin eventually moved on by Kestrel Fem Kestrel , Peregrine Tiercel 2 Buzzard ( standard morph) . Short Eared Owl being mobbed by crows at low level towards Red house. Glossy Ibis flew in for a brief visit in front of First Hide . also Linnet 18 Grey Heron 3 , Little Egret 6 , Goldfinch 27 , Meadow pipit 30 plus , WHITETHROAT ( late ) but in bushes before first platform , Whinchat 1, Stonechat 6, and Wheatear (two in front of Seawall hide ) also starling carrion Crow Magpie Jackdaw Raven Canada Geese Mute Swan Black swan single Greylag Shelduck Wigeon 2, Scaup 1, ( in small ponds by seawall ) YELLOW WAGTAIL ( another late one ) Pied Wagtail Willow Warbler Chaffinch Moorhen and on foreshore Oystercatcher 14 , lapwing 25, Curlew 6 Redshank 14

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)

Next event

Nov
16
Sat
2019
9:30 am Welsh Ornithological Society Ann... @ Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University
Welsh Ornithological Society Ann... @ Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The 30th Anniversary Conference of the Welsh Ornithological Society will be held in Aberystwyth. As usual, this features many excellent speakers and should be a fascinating day. For details, and to buy tickets, see https://birdsin.wales/what-we-do/conference/Share this:TwitterFacebook