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Sightings

John Lawton

Goldcliff

Fri 26th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Spoonbills

2 Spoonbills still present, 3 Common Sandpipers and 2 Curlew on Monk’s and large numbers of Lapwing, Blackwits, Redshank etc all sheltering in the lee of the big reedbed at the far end of Prior’s with the Spoonbills

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Thu 25th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Spoonbill

AM: 2 spoonbill, 1 greenshank, 4 common sandpiper, 8 avocet

Roger Price

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 24th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Greenshanks

Additional later sighting of 2 Greenshanks (adult and juv), kingfisher and sp Turnstone

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 24th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Spoonbill

There were two Spoonbills on priors both sub adults also, Black-tailed Godwit 311 Dunlin 400 Knot 3 Little Egret 8 Mediterranean Gull 1 Kestrel 2 one caught a vole. Black-tailed Skimmer 6 Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 Gatekeeper 6 and Meadow Brown lots.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook/ Blackrock

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Med gull permanent fixture it seems

Also several hundred BH gulls feeding on Severn pm – 8 Mistle thrushes Passage pill – c20 Redshank

Bryn Burgess

Llandegveth Reservoir

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Common Tern

Single Common Tern (dam end)2 Little Egret (North end)

Bob Wright

New Inn

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Large individual seen quartering the fields behind Newport Road at 1600hrs, north to south.

Ruth Loebl

NP26 3BX

Mon 22nd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Pale undersided Red Kite seen quartering a field just cut for hay next to the M4 at this postcode. Also seen above my house same postcode on Easter Sunday and a fortnight previously (NP26 3BX) This was the first time I had seen a Red Kite in this location

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Sun 21st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Tawny Owl

An unseasonal duet at last light in cool, breezy conditions. Half an hour’s worth of hooting, kewick and trilling. Curious!

Ruth Loebl

NP26 3BX

Sun 21st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Sorry, got the date wrong, it was today of course not tomorrow!

Chris Stone

Sudbrook between pier and Black rock

Sat 20th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper 8

Med gull Ad – 2 Common gull

Nick Saunders

Carsington Water, Derbyshire

Sat 20th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

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