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Sightings

Alan Salter

Goldcliff village

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Hen Harrier (male)

Whilst driving to Goldcliff lagoons myself and 2 friends observed a male hen harrier slowly heading north across the road just before the Farmers Arms at 9.30am.

On the lagoons we also recorded 2 oystercatchers, a curlew, a few avocet over the sea wall, a little egret, 3 house martins, a sedge warbler, a raven and a male sparrowhawk plus many of the records of Neville Davies and the 2 knot by Allan Dowson.

Steven Millard

Victoria, Ebbw Vale

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Ring necked parakeet

On peanut feeder in the garden in the Garden Festival site.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Arctic tern

6 singing chiffchaffs, 1 blackcap, 1 cettis, 1 lesser whitethroat behind lapwing platform singing, 1 reed warbler and 1 common whitethroat. Hide 1 – 2 lt egrets, 49 shelduck, 3 pairs lapwing, 11 ringed plovers, 37 dunlin and a bar-tailed godwit which dropped in briefly. 2 swallows en-route to redshank platform and 72 sand martins in total, in small groups throughout mid-morning to early afternoon, 1 balck-tailed godwit, skylark, male kestrel, linnets, 9 redshank, 3 gadwall, 5 shoveler, 15 teal, 2 herons and drumming gt spotted woodpecker. Snipe platform – 2 pairs tufteds and 11 black headed gulls overhead. Hide 3 – 8 more gadwall and 16 more shelduck, cormorant, reed bunting and green woodpecker. An hour sea watching sat down the other side of the sea wall produced only 1 arctic tern (good numbers reported earlier today from the Severn side).

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Little Ringed Plover

3-LRP’s from the first hide,2-Knot on first island and a singing Lesser Whitethroat in the bushes at the first hide.

Chris Dyson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 21st Apr 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbill

One immature spoonbill on the mud this afternoon plus 3 whimbrel. 2 lesser whitethroat singing

Christopher and Julie West

Tram track Blorenge

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Pair of Bullfinch, linnet.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite overhead around 13.00.

Bob Potter

ST4585 off sea wall below Rogiet Moor

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser (f) (close to shore near high tide line).
Wheatear; 2 Swallows; Snipe (flew out from Reen); 2 Curlew (flying West); 95 Shelduck; Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Skylarks singing.

Lea white

Abersychan

Mon 18th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Crossbill

Female crossbill showed for roughly a minute atop a large conifer in neighbouring garden .others were heard not seen . A first for myself ..

Bob Potter

Golcliff

Mon 18th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Bar Tailed Godwit

From 7:30am: Bar Tailed Godwit clearly seen from Greenshank Hide on first lagoon. Bar Tailed clearly seen as bird was moving around frequently. 35 Dunlin, Lapwing, Gadwall, Ringed Plovers, 2 Swallows, Reed Warbler singing, Reed Bunting calling, Teal, Mallard, 13 Mute Swan, numerous Shelduck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Shoveler, Linnets, Cettis Warbler, Skylark.
Great White Egret seen from Red House Barn Hide.

David Hobbs

Mynydd Maen / Mynydd Henllys

Mon 18th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red grouse

Main track between twin masts on Mynydd Maen and Twm Barlwm. Approx halfway between twin masts and the forestry before Twm Barlwm. On grass to side of track, at approx 14.00.

Peter Ernest Smith

High Beech Lane, Chepstow

Mon 18th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Ring-necked Parakeet

On back garden bird feeder early am