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 Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Fulmar

also Gannet – Comic tern – down river – pm

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Short eared Owl

Despite the wind and rain a SEO, a very early bird, was hunting near Bec’s chased at one stage by Swallows. Also Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 and the usual selection of waders including Ruff and Snipe. Southern Hawker male posed for a photograph.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Sat 10th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Gannet

Early afternoon 2 adult gannet over estuary at sudbrook, heading west.

John Lawton

Prior’s Lagoon, Goldcliff

Thu 8th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Just confirming that our ‘resident’ Glossy Ibis here at 12:30, Thursday, tucked in against the reeds on Prior’s viewable from the Marsh platform.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 7th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtails

Evening visit – Peregrine with kill on Monks, Kestrel, 300+ Black Tailed Godwits, Pied Wagtails x4 , Yellow Wagtails x 2. Black Swan on Priors Various usual. 100+ Black Headed Gulls roosting on Monks at dusk. 80+ Dunlins on the mud.

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Wed 7th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Bar Tailed Godwit

On the morning windy tide: 1 male Bar Tailed Godwit in full summer plumage, 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 35 Oystercatcher, 120 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 8 Dunlin, 207 Mallard, 2 Heron, 1 Cormorant.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Peterstone Gout

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Redstart

Redstart 1 Willow Warbler 1 Whitethroat 1 carrying food Wheatear 1 Whimbrel 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Greenshank 1 Mediterranean Gull 1 Little Egret 8 Pied Wagtail 20 Linnet Mallard 103 Redshank 150

Kevin Duncan

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper On Monk’s Lagoon @16:05, Ruff, Spoonbill,Little Egret, Raven.

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

Single green sand over 1st hide also 3 kestrel ( male Fem and juv) female sprawk .quiet due to dredging and hide works but otherwise the usual

Tom Dalrymple

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Disturbance

The annual maintenance work for the lagoons will begin on Monday with the bulk of the work completed in the first week. We will try to keep disturbance to a minimum

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 4th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Ruff

Highlights of today’s hightide count: Ruff 2 Ringed Plover 34 LRP 2 Curlew 170 Snipe 3 Oystercatcher 103 Whimbrel 4 Black-tailed Godwit 315 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Green Sandpiper 3 Wood Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 2 Knot 1 Dunlin 249 Black-headed Gull 490 Mediterranean Gull 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Black Swan 1 Tufted Duck 1 female with 1 young

Blair Jones and Paul Joy

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper and Merlin

Early AM first bird we saw today on Monks was a Green Sandpiper ( initially suspected Wood) but have now been able to review my pics. Neville has summarised a great deal of what was seen. Loads of waders today. Two Peregrines caused havoc. Highlight was a first year male Merlin which was ringed (Dan Web had a look at it as well). Curlews increasing in numbers and some ringed seen.