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Sightings

Chris and Julie West and digger

Tram track Blorenge

Sun 30th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Painted lady

Several painted lady bfs

Chris and Julie West and digger

Tram track Blorenge

Sun 30th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Willow warblers

Family of willow warblers,raven,buzzard,meadow pipit,swallows,house martins.

Tim Young

Goldcliff

Sun 30th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Ruff

Just a short visit to Goldcliff this afternoon and didn’t get past first lagoon. Approx. 320 Black-headed Gull, 1 LBB Gull on mud, along with 1 Little Egret, 5 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 1 male Ruff in intermediate plumage. Redshank, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Shoveller and Oystercatcher present but not counted

Iain Crawford

Sugar Loaf and Deri Ridge

Sun 30th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red kite, two ravens, wheatear, male stonechat, 2 swifts, 3 swallows, numerous skylarks and mippits

N J Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 28th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Godwits

5-7.30pm visit. Of note, house martins, 1 buzzard, 2 lt egrets, cormorant, shelduck, 21 lapwing, 349 black headed gulls roosting (only 2 juvs), excellent count of 168 redshanks, 4 shoveler, cettis calling, 6 oystercatchers, 2 black-tailed godwits only, 11 dunlin, 1 ringed plover, 1 lt ringed plover, skylarks, 1 heron, 1 chiffchaff, 2 reed warblers, 26 gadwall, 2 pairs tufteds, pair of teal, 2 drake wigeon and 5 swallows. Lepidoptera wise – excellent show of meadow browns at one point 20+ feeding on bramble flowers by the snipe platform. several small skippers seen and 8 painted lady butterflies which was nice to see.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 28th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Redstart

Adult male Redstart in the garden this morning.

Bob Russ

Dingestow

Thu 27th Jun 2019

Main sighting: House Martins

Just seen a Grey Squirrel attacking two of the four House Martin nests on my house – drove it off this time – only minor damage to the nests on this occasion. Three Red Kites over local fields that were being mown.

Barry Embling

Caerleon Church

Tue 18th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Hawfinch

Hawfinch feeding in yews in churchyard. Quite approachable, and seemed to be used to people.

Hadyn Jones

Collister Pill

Mon 17th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Mediterranean Gull

1 very active 2nd calyr Med Gull among small B H Gull flock at hide tide. Also 260 Shelduck,103 Mallard,65 Curlew,1 Whimbrel,2 Oysters,@35 Dunlin,18 L Egret.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Sirhowy cwmfelinfach

Mon 17th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper seen on rocks in river near the allotment. Also Blackcap singing

Gavin Vella

Gwent Levels

Sun 16th Jun 2019

Main sighting: Swifts

20+ Swifts moving north up the channel, feeding low over grassland as they move. Presumably some extremely late arrivals.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River ebbw risca

Sat 8th Jun 2019

Main sighting: House Martins

small numbers of House Martins Swallows and Swifts feeding along the river and Waunfawr Park early evening

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Annual General Meeting of the Society. @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The agenda has been published in the winter edition of the Dipper (Issue 156). After the formal AGM there will be short photo presentations by a number of GOS members. A link to the zoom meeting[...]