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Neville Davies


Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Female flying

David Smith


Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn owl hunting near the sea wall to the east of the Black Rock picnic site at about 4 pm.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

Highlights of this mornings hightide count 07:25 – 09-25. Goshawk an uncommon visitor to the lagoons, Marsh Harrier 1 Avocet 1 (with a damaged leg) Knot 2 Dunlin 300 Gadwall 25 Curlew 104. There were hundreds of Woodpigeons flying west in large flocks.

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Wood pigeon

400 wood pigeon in groups, pair red kite, buzzard,200 canada geese,great tit,lttit,coal tit

Andy Smith

Pwll Du

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed out as I walked along the Balance pond wall. Also around the pond 2 Stonechat 8 Long Tailed Tits. 2 Peregrine falcons in the quarry below the pond.

clive silver


Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite was around for a good 10mins, we are getting on average around 15 sightings a year .

Simon James Bedford


Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Grouse .

6 red grouse flushed on managed moors plus 3 red kite 1 kestrel a buzzard trio and 2 woodcock near dusk .. big flocks of wood pigeon heading over biggest 150 birds (block counted )

Simon James Bedford

Pwll Ddu to Waun Afon

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Huge flock of 150 plus mixed redwing and fieldfare Blorenge bound also 3 kestrel (two falcon ) one male and a merlin over the tips low and fast .

Simon James Bedford

Buckholt / Mansons Cross

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Over 300 wood pigeon 30 plus redwing a male Goshawk 6 Buzzard and a mixed finch flock in visible migration headed S.E at 11am

Chris Stone


Mon 28th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Brambling

Brambling calling Gt crested grebe off jetty and Black rock when flew upstream almost certain Goosander fem downstream but sun in eyes

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 27th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Kestrels and Marsh Harriers

Afternoon visit until sunset. 2 x Marsh Harries ( 1 m 1 f). 2 x Kestrel (1 m 1 f). 1 x Peregrine ( on Monks).
Sunset coming off the mud – 60c Redshank, 1 x Knot in with them roosting on Priors Lagoon. Circling out on the estuary flock of 40+ Oystercatchers.
Also of note – Curlews, 2 x Stone Chats and 1 x Pied Wagtail. 1 x Avocet ( on Becs)
Wigeon increasing in numbers and lots of Mute Swans (17).
Lots of Woodpigeons moving through. Cettis are still calling.

Neville Davies

Silent Valley Ebbw Vale

Sat 26th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwings

Lots of migrant activity this afternoon with a flock of 64 siskin, 48 chaffinches, 28 redwings and song thrushes mixed in and numerous blackbirds.

Next event

9:00 am Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NOTE: This walk will take place under the ‘Rule of Six’. Attendees will be split into small groups, not exceeding six people and must be socially distanced at all times. Meet Nick Beswick at 9:00 am in the Asda car park, Brynmawr for a moderate 2-3 hour walk.Share this:TwitterFacebook