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Sightings

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

The British

Mon 29th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Fieldfare & redwings

hundreds of fieldfares and redwings (both) still at The British, Abersychan.

Keith Roylance

Slimbridge

Sun 28th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Common Crane

Out of County – outdoor programme walk at WWT Slimbridge provided the usual range of subjects including White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Lapwing, Dunlin, Teal, Wigeon etc. Also Bittern from the Kingfisher Hide and two Common Crane from the Tower Hide. Water Rail feeding beneath feeders. Thanks to the five members who joined the walk.

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sun 28th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Common Snipe

Common Snipe 5; Widgeon 110; Teal 40; Herring Gull; BH Gulls; Dabchick; Heron 2; Mallard 30; Buzzard; Long Tail Tit; Song Thrush; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Jay.

Trevor Russell

A home, Monmouth

Sun 28th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Goldcrest actively feeding with Blue Tits in Scots Pine in front garden. Presumed female due to bright yellow crown stripe with no orange mixed in. First this year.

Trevor Russell

At home, Monmouth

Sun 28th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Goldcrest in Scots Pine in front garden. Presumed female as bright yellow crown stripe had no orange mixed in. First this year.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 24th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Waders

With more mud showing on Monks there were a few small waders Ringed Plover 12 Dunlin2 Curlew 40 Black-tailed Godwit 1 with good numbers of Teal, Shoveler and a flock of 250 Wigeon also Stonechat 4 Wren 4 Blue Tit Great Tit Dunnock Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Wed 24th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Marsh Harrier

1female Marsh Harrier this morning.Also,yesterday at Goldcliff late afternoon a Short Eared Owl on a fence post.

Tadhg Burrell

Monmouth and Brecon canal

Tue 23rd Nov 2021

Main sighting: Water rail

2 water rails – sighted both of them briefly as they scampered back into the reeds. Both birds were loudly calling back and forth from then on.

Blair Jones

Pontypool Folly

Sun 21st Nov 2021

Main sighting: Woodcock and winter thrushes

Flushed a Woodcock as I walked the path. As the morning progressed lots of Redwings and Fieldfare. Several flocks of Woodpigeons moving through. Raven and Buzzard kept me company

John Lewis

Garn Lakes

Sat 20th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Fieldfare

Pre-roost gathering of 130 Fieldfare in the cutting just above the lakes and just 1 Redwing. Also 3 Raven but sadly no Owls or raptors.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 20th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Dartford Warbler

It was brought to my attention today by David Gilbert that a birder named Chris ( apologies I don’t know his surname) had taken photos of a Dartford Warbler ( female) today at Goldcliff Lagoons. Chris had seen it with a Stonechat opposite Hide 1 . The bird was later seen by David and Chris again at Hide 1 and Hide 2 ( onto of the brambles). I later saw it from a distance on the brambles at Hide 2. Photos are good and are online on various social media spaces.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Fri 19th Nov 2021

Main sighting: Woodcock

Two Woodcock over at very last light (17.00) up from Clydach Gorge