Sightings

Chris Stone

Nedern

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Greylag geese

Grey lag Gs 45 Canada Gs 138 Mallard 28+ Wigeon 87+ Pintail 2 assume more Tufted 10 Med gull Ad New to site still working out best way to cover-have kindly been given directions for future-ran out of time this pm- was surprised to see the Greylags including a ringed bird which I was unfortunately unable to read

Kim Waters

Gobion Oxbow

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Snipe and Green sandpiper

Red kites, sandpipers, firldfares and redwings

Simon James Bedford

Blaenafon

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodpigeon

Over 2000 pigeon on river side paddocks south of the town feeding under beech trees next to Afon Llwyd .probably nearer 2500 .

Chris Wells

West Usk Lighthouse

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Shorebirds

c3000 Dunlin
208 BHG
162 Shelduck
28 Curlew (2 x colour rings)
23 Lapwing
17 Oystercatcher
7 Redshank
3 Knot
1 Common Gull
1 Little Egret

Chris Wells

Peterstone

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Pintail

17 Pintail
173 Dunlin
3 Curlew
c250 BHG

Nicholas Beswick

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present at the north end of the reservoir along with three female Goldeneyes

Chris Forster Brown

RSPB Uskmouth

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Bittern

Good view of a bittern flying over reedbed for several hundred metres. At least three water rail squealing from reeds, 4 or 5 Cetti’s warbler. Female sparrowhawk along shore. Good mix of waders and waterfowl in the estuary. At Goldcliff lagoons, the glossy ibis showing well, male and female marsh harrier separately, peregrine on island on Priors. 22 avocet out on mudflats, good numbers of curlew and lapwing. Amazingly, still one swallow feeding near ‘tower house’.

Simon James Bedford

Red house Barn flooded meadow

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Wild fowl

102 Canada goose 78 wigeon peregrine flushing around 70 lapwing 2 snipe 80 fieldfare and redwing .2 fem sprawk hunting starlings 2 bull finch in Osier near gate Buzzard and 42 Tufted Duck .14.34 PM

Simon James Bedford

Ynys y fro reservoir

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Wild fowl

28 LBBGull 3 GBBGull ad Goshawk 3 Snipe in drained lower 6 goosander (all redheads) 12 pochard !!! 7 tufted duck 43 Canada goose in adj. Field and a kingfisher over water on upper res. Also grey heron with juv ..all 07 45 this morning

Bryn & Ros Burgess

Llandegveth Reservoir

Tue 3rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present and with female Goldeneyes at North end as found by Craig Constance yesterday. Also Kingfisher on dam wall. Common Sandpiper and Goosander (f) from Pettingale Point.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Tue 3rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

1-Glossy Ibis on right hand bank of prior’s lagoon alongside Canada Geese.Also one or maybe two Swallows at the round house.Peregrine was on the first island and 3-Snipe near extended platform on left bank of priors.12h20-14h00

Chris Forster Brown

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Tue 3rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

The male smew tucked well into Sor Bay on west side of Reservoir at 12.30. The bird appeared to retain a little eclipse plumage (a little streaking), though was generally very white. C. 15 wigeon also in this bay and c. 80 teal. Three female goldeneye on the reservoir and a handful of mandarin. Kingfisher on dam side.
At Pen y clawdd farm (Dingestow) early morning, c. 15 meadow pipit on track (not recorded here before). Several hundred redwing in hawthorns around farm and up to 20 or so fieldfare.

Next event

Jan
19
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7:00 am Tregaron & Aberystwyth @ Tregaron & Aberystwyth
Tregaron & Aberystwyth @ Tregaron & Aberystwyth
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey / Keith Roylance at Abergavenny Bus Station for car sharing arrangements. A charge is payable at the car park in Abergavenny for those leaving their cars. We will then make our way to Tregaron for a mornings birding around Tregaron and the reserve, hoping for Raptors. We will move on to Aberystwyth[...]