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Sightings

Chris Wells

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 11th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Mediterranean Gulls

3 Med Gulls 2 x adult 1 x 2 cy, 1 Common Gull, 236 Black-headed Gull, 119 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin, 1 Avocet, 4 Little Egret, 1 Turnstone,

Chris Stone

Sudbrook/ Blackrock

Thu 11th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Med gull sum plum

plus approx 60 BH gulls. Ad Com gull last night.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 10th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Black Tailed Godwits

149+ Black’Wits,1-ad Med.Gull in amongst a 150+ Black Headed Gull flock which contained four juvs. 1-Common Sandpiper,11-Knot of which 2 in BP,20+Sand Martins feeding over the shore line.10h30-12h30.

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Tue 9th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Herons

On the morning tide: 6 Herons, 3 Lgrt, 1 Cormorant, 365 Black Headed Gulls (4 juvs), 8 Curlew, 1 Blacktailed Godwit (SP),75 Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oyster catcher. A group of 16 Shelduck turned up including one free flying juvenile, which eventually tried to join the resident family of 11 large juveniles, but unsurprisingly, was rebuffed by the parents. A small dead Mustela was found, thought to be a young Stoat.

Iain Crawford

Bryn Arw

Tue 9th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Raven

Also raven and 10 linnets

Iain Crawford

Bryn Arw

Tue 9th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Green woodpecker

Green woodpecker, chiffchaff, blackcap, willow warblers, swallows, mipits, skylark, juv stonechat, juvbuzzard, jay.

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Mon 8th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Green woodpecker

Green and greater spotted woodpeckers both heard calling from school grounds.

Allan Dowson

Wentwood

Sun 7th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Nightjar

Had fabulous views of a pair of Nightjars for more than half an hour.The female landed several times on the path less than 20 metres away.Directions to the spot i saw them,as follows;take a left turn out of the car park,don’t go down the long straight path but turn left again.On the left is an open area follow the path till you come to a small path to the left.Down this path are two large logs,this is where i saw them.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 7th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Snipe

Highlights of hightide count today: Snipe 2 LRP 2+2juvs Whimbrel 1 Black-tailed Godwit 70 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Dunlin 56 Knot 7 Green Sandpiper 1 Wigeon 5 Teal 10 Reed Warbler 4 Mediterranean Gull 1 ad BP Black-headed Gull 160

Blair Jones and John Lawton

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 6th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Dawn visit.100+ Dunlin, 100+ Black Headed Gulls including a Mediterranean Gull later. Early on the Glossy Ibis flew low over Monks from the direction of Priors. It settled for a short time on Monks and then flew over the seawall in the direction of the pill/salt marsh. Hirundines were in good numbers.100c Black Tailed Godwits many in breeding plumage. 150+ Redshanks ( in good numbers). 100+ Dunlins. Lapwings seem to be increasing in numbers or flocking together more. No Avocets. Pied Wagatils, Meadow Pipits, Stonechats,Linnets,Starlings and Skylarks around. May be Yellow Wagatails as well. Teal, Gadwall, Shelduck and Mallards. Large numbers of coot on Priors ( may be because of algae that is blooming).

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Sat 6th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Black Tailed Godwit

On the morning tide: 2 full summer plumaged Blacktailed Godwits,also 3 on the 1st July (all Icelandic race). These are very early records. Do they reflect an early breeding season? Also returning Redshank as at Goldliff, 122 birds, 11 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper,2 Dunlin, Heron, Lgrt, Cormarant, two large Shelduck families and 2 successfull Mute Swan families in the area.

Chris Forster Brown

Pen y clawdd farm Dingestow

Fri 5th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Tree pipit

Pair of tree pipit in clearfell forestry behind farm. Also pair of spotted flycatcher in hedgerow and oaks same location. Yellow wagtail still between Dingestow and Raglan (single bird on wires). Hawfinch (single bird) in Mitchel Troy. Up to 20 swift over Monmouth.

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The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.Share this:TwitterFacebook