Sightings

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.

Simon James Bedford

Saltmarsh Lane to seawall and foreshore

Tue 3rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Various

2 buzzard 1000+starling 5 goldcrest 8 muppet 6 stonechat fem sprawk 50 plus redwing and fieldfare mute swan . Flats ..curlew dunlin redshank little egret 85 wigeon mallard teal greying goose shelduck

Simon James Bedford

Black Rock

Tue 3rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Various

48 wigeon fem kestrel 14 mallard 2 teal 21 redshank 1 oystercatcher 2 curlew .meadow pulpit pied wagtail .LBBGull

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