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Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Point

Sun 5th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Little Owl

Not seen a Little Owl for a long time so it was nice to see one at GP. Curlew 20 (one colour ringed feeding on field) Turnstone 12 Dunlin 2 Meadow Pipit 2 Pied Wagtail 4 a few duck and Gulls.

Verity Picken

Llanbadoc

Sun 5th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Hawfinch

Hawfinch at Llanbadoc this morning.

John D Clark

Llanfoist, base of steps leading up to canal

Sat 4th Dec 2021

Main sighting: E. Woodcock

Woodcock was flushed from the stream, flew into the tunnel under the canal, walked further into the tunnel, but then turned around and flew out.

Blair Jones and Paul Joy

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 4th Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl, Pintail and Spotted Redshank

Dawn visit – Barn Owl showing well in near darkness throughout reserve.
92 x Curlews roosting on Monks Lagoon ( unable to see if any colour ringed).
A single Pintail duck was in with the Wigeon on Becs Lagoon.
Marsh Harrier( female) quartering reed beds regularly.
Afternoon visit – highlights were a Spotted Redshank on Monks Lagoon and Kestrel showing.
Other – Black Tailed Godwits ( 20+) Dunlin x 2 , Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted, Shelduck and Teal Ducks. Cormorant, Starlings , Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Robin,Magpie, Carrion Crow, Little Egret,Grey Heron,Greylag Goose, Moorhen, Canada Geese. Lesser Black Backed, Black Headed and Herring Gulls.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 3rd Dec 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

My garden trail cam is regularly picking up a Barn Owl flying up from the winter seed crop and perching on a fence post; a second bird flew past a few nights ago. Always exciting to check the camera in the morning!

Bob Wright

B4246 Blaenavon

Thu 2nd Dec 2021

Main sighting: Redwings

Approx 15-20 birds feeding on plentiful hawthorn berries at the roadside between Blaenavon town and Keepers Pond.

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

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