Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Canada geese

120 canada geese,GS and Green woodpecker, green sandpiper

Chris Stone

Blackrock/ Passage pill

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Skylark

Skylark 40+ Stonechat 2 prs Peregrine male Will warb Chiffs 4 Wigeon 70 Sparrowhawk fem + only handfull finches/mipits

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 15th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan Prior’s lagoon am flew off East. Mute Swan 20 Black Swan 1 Wheatear 2 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 1 Swallow 5 a good selection of waders on the foreshore. Others: Red Admiral Small Tortoiseshell Common Darter Migrant Hawker and Stoat.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

1-Peregrine on the ground towards the sea wall hide for the duration of my visit,60+Swallows,1-Whinchat,2-Marsh Harriers,firstly a female and half an hour or so later a juv.flew around.They were not seen together.10h00-12h30.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Disturbance

There wll be some disturbance today on Prior’s Lagoon between 1pm and 3pm when we acarry out management work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Paul Coombes

Pwll du & Punch bowl

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

4 Redwing observed and heard flying over. Other sightings of note: male kestrel, Buzzard, Goldfinch, meadow pipits

Nicholas Beswick

Garn Lakes

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hirundines

Flock of twelve House Martins and three Swallows over after the early rain cleared. Also of note a pair of Stonechats, six Reed Buntings and a Treecreeper.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Hightide count heavy rain 07:30. Whimbrel 1 Curlew 204 Grey Plover 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 10 Knot 22 Gadwall 32 Teal 75 Shoveler 35. When it stopped raining. A roving flock consisted of: Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Great Tit 4 Chiffchaff 2 Treecreeper 1 Chaffinch 2 Song Thrush 1 also, Cetti’s Warbler 3 H Water Rail H Stonechat 2 Raven 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Little Grebe 1

Chris Jones

Glebelands Park, Newport

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Med Gull

4 Adult winter Med Gulls present with small number of Black-headed Gulls. A little earlier an Adult winter Med Gull had also been present nearby at the McDonalds on Lyne Road, Crindau

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

My first autumn arrivals – a single Redwing with five Blackbirds eating berries. Also 83 Starlings on power line.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Mystery bird

Last night I found myself awake at 3.am so decided to see if I could see any of the promised shooting stars shortly after I heard a bird calling I thought might be a wader suddenly a bird appeared from behind me over the house and flew towards the Severn away from me losing height. It appeared to have flat rounded wings and to be the size of a e.q. short eared owl or small heron I never managed to get my bins on it and it was gone will keep an eye out for what ever it was I never seen or heard it again in the next 30 mins

Verity Picken

Beacon Hill

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Crossbill

Six Crossbill this morning; otherwise pretty quiet.