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Sightings

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Mon 27th Sep 2021

Main sighting: pair sand martins

Pair sand martins heading south. {appropriate as I will be in the Sand martin public house tomorrow before watching City v WBA.

Denis Parkes

Goldcliff

Sun 26th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Pectoral sandpiper

Excellent view of Pec sand from seawall hide with Green sand, but probable Pec Sand (timing making it likely a 2nd bird) also from last platform before sea wall looking towards seawall hide – in reed edges in furthest corner towards hide. Snipe, ruff and 2 curlew sands in proximity for comparison but (Pec) only seen very briefly in extreme corner and usually obscured. Also Marsh harrier, kestrel, “white” buzzard, 1 Greenshank and big movements of meadow pipits and flocks of up to 13 jays moving over.

David Hathaway

LLanishen

Sun 26th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Mistle Thrushes

Had a flock of about 20 Mistle Thrushes flying over my house and land in my large fir trees.
this morning

Simon James Bedford

Garden Llanyrafon

Sat 25th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Various

First Back Garden Grey Wagtail at pond. Also huge flock of mixed Hurindines ( mainly House martin } moving south at altitude Probably around 200 birds . Nuthatch Siskin Goldfinch and Tit flocks visiting feeders plus a sudden appearance of 14 Blackbirds arriving together on the Rowan Berries.

Chris and Trees Stone

Sudbrook on Severn

Sat 25th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Common Scoters

two Common Scoters on Severn probably female and juv approx 5.20 pm on turning tide

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 25th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Pectoral Sandpiper

2 buzzards, gt spotted woodpecker, pheasant, 3 chiffchaffs, cettis calling and a flock of 13 jays overhead. Hide two – 3 black-tallied godwits, 2 herons and 3 little egrets. Hide three – wigeon, teal, linnets, 8 mute swans, female marsh harrier, shelduck, kestrel, 2 male stonechats and around 60 meadow pipits. Seawall – only 13 swallows overhead, 1 yellow wagtail calling, 1 gt black-backed gull, black headed gulls, 61 curlews and oystercatchers. A flock of about 75 dunlin flew in but lost sight of them over the lagoons. Marsh platform – looking back towards hide 3, down in the dip on the waters edge were all the waders – the pectoral sandpiper was roosting amongst 3 snipe, also there were 4 ruff, 1 greenshank and 97 lapwing. Lapwing platform – 7 ringed plovers only and a single redshank. Lots of migrant hawkers on the wing.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 22nd Sep 2021

Main sighting: Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper showing well from sea wall hide.9-Ruff,3-Buzzards and several Wheatears around the hay bales.13h30-14h55.

Simon James Bedford

Blaenafon

Wed 22nd Sep 2021

Main sighting: Merlin

Merlin low and fast over the road just above The Riflemans Pub

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Mon 20th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Redshank

Redshank 132, Dunlin 2, Ring plover, also a very suttle looking Ad Med gull?

Eddie Wang

Peterstone Gout

Mon 20th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Curlew Sandpiper

1730-1820 – Curlew Sandpiper on rising evening tide. Eventually flew west with Dunlin flock. ~25 Knot as well and ~250 Redshank

Verity Picken

Goldcliff

Mon 20th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Colour-ringed Curlews

The high tides at Goldcliff this week may well push good numbers of Curlews on to the lagoons. Please look carefully for colour-ringed birds and send any sightings to smartmike143@gmail.com – see the Home page for details.

John Bennett

Usk along river

Sun 19th Sep 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Regularly seen along river . Also saw a Hobby early in the month

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