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Sightings

Bryn Burgess

A40 Raglan - Abergavenny

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

3 Red Kite seen from A40 presumably very active due to dry spell after all the rain.

Ray Duggan

canal Pontymister

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, 2 Jays and 2 buzzards by the woodmill

Hywel Davies

Newport

Wed 11th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Blackcap

A male blackcap on garden feeders in Merlin Crescent, St Julians.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Tue 10th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Med gull Ad

I was fortunate enough this am to watch/scope an adult Med gull from my bedroom window feeding on the Severn with some BH gulls

Eddy nurden

Tredegar House Lake

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Little Grebe, pied Wagtail, etc

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

Dusk visit: owl appeared at 16.30 hunting near the curved tram track. Another silhouetted hunting over the ridge to the west. Also of note: three Fieldfares that perched briefly in a lone bush and three Red Grouse.

Paul Coombes

Llandegfedd reservoir

Mon 9th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

9am visit. Dam – 31 tufted ducks and 1 great crested grebe. North side 1 male smew, lots of winter thrushes, Fieldfare, Redwing and mistle thrush. 1 male Bullfinch, 22 teal from hide.
Usual great tits, LTT, blue tits. 7 GBB gulls on far shore, 8 cormorant on floating platform with Heron. Pied wagtail.

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present in front of fishermen’s car park.

Iain Crawford

Bryn Arw Eastern slope

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Siskins

A flock of 40 siskins

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 8th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Wild fowl

Seawall hide only 0800 on 40-50mph winds on shore SW .68 greylag white ringed birds Z4U Z4B Z4C Z4D .160 Canada 120 Shoveler 40 teal mippits Merlin Fem sprawk Male Peregrine Buzzard 6 mute swan 18 curlew 3 little grebe 6 snipe in trench mallard LBBGull starlings Stonechat male 48 Lapwing over fieldfare redwing Raven and male Kestrel ..

Kev Stait

Goldcliff

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew showing well around 12 noon until 1pm other than that a Kestrel near Hide 2 for a short while and the usual geese and ducks.

Chris Stone

Nedern

Sat 7th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Greylag geese

Grey lag Gs 45 Canada Gs 138 Mallard 28+ Wigeon 87+ Pintail 2 assume more Tufted 10 Med gull Ad New to site still working out best way to cover-have kindly been given directions for future-ran out of time this pm- was surprised to see the Greylags including a ringed bird which I was unfortunately unable to read