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Sightings

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

Kim Waters

Gobion Oxbow

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Snipe and Green sandpiper

Red kites, sandpipers, firldfares and redwings

Simon James Bedford

Blaenafon

Fri 6th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodpigeon

Over 2000 pigeon on river side paddocks south of the town feeding under beech trees next to Afon Llwyd .probably nearer 2500 .

Chris Wells

West Usk Lighthouse

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Shorebirds

c3000 Dunlin
208 BHG
162 Shelduck
28 Curlew (2 x colour rings)
23 Lapwing
17 Oystercatcher
7 Redshank
3 Knot
1 Common Gull
1 Little Egret

Chris Wells

Peterstone

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Pintail

17 Pintail
173 Dunlin
3 Curlew
c250 BHG

Nicholas Beswick

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Wed 4th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew still present at the north end of the reservoir along with three female Goldeneyes

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