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Sightings

John Lewis

Goldcliff Lagoon

Thu 29th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper( 3)

No other birders present for my peaceful low tide visit over from Bristol between 4 and 7 this evening. Wind dropped as it clouded over. Walk to Bec’s lagoon rewarded with 3 lovely Wood Sandpipers hugging the rushes at the back and nice male Ruff among the Lapwings ( counted 163). Other waders were 2 adult Dunlin, 1 juvenile Redshank, 4 Little Ringed Plovers ( on Monk’s). On the shoreline were 14 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel and 7 Oystercatcher with a Raven on the sea wall.. Other highlights were female Tufted Duck with 6 ducklings ( 2nd brood?) , 1 Lesser Whitethroat behind Snipe platform and a Kingfisher on the sluice by the entrance path. Nice to be back in my birth County.
( Complete list on e-bird)

Mike Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 28th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Highlights of todays visit, very windy. Hobby 1 Mediterranean Gull 2 juvs Ruff 2 a male in partial BP + a Reeve Yellow Wagtail 1 Wood Sandpiper 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Little Grebe 2 one juv.
Lots of Gate Keepers and Meadow Browns

Neville Davies / Dan Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 24th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Migration

6am – 11. Despite sat in hide 2 amongst the thunderstorms there was a great mix of birds on the lagoons today with 14 species of wader. Hide 2 – good count of 83 oystercatchers (5 non-breeders going into 1st year plumage – white collars), 30 lapwing, 8 curlew, 3 cormorants over, 5 teal, single bar-tailed godwit, 1 heron, 15 redshanks including 1 juvenile, 55 black-tailed godwits (all in breeding plumage), 30 dunlin, 5 ringed plovers, 2 common sandpipers, 1 whimbrel, adult greenshank, 1 common gull over with several herring gulls, 2 common terns that came over the seawall but dipped back down out of sight, large flock of 100+ linnets, skylarks, 3 shoveler, shelduck, chiffchaff contact call, 1 yellow wagtail over, female marsh harrier and ravens. 3 common whitethroats seen between hides 2 and 3 with lesser whitethroat also heard, green woodpecker, buzzard, reed warbler singing and pheasant calling. Hide 3 – the 2 wood sandpipers were feeding along the far bank towards the left (pub in the background), 6 knot, 340 black-headed gulls (several juveniles), 5 little egrets, 1 avocet, 106 more dunlin with the first juvenile of the season (1), 73 more lapwing, 9 mute swans, little grebe, reed buntings, gadwall with 3 ducklings, 2 more yellow wagtails, 25 pied wagtails, 1 lt ringed plover, 11 more ringed plovers, juvenile snipe and good numbers of migrating sand martins with 620 in small flocks with others still passing through as we left. Other: several gatekeepers and meadow browns.

Iain Crawford

Skenfrith

Fri 23rd Jul 2021

Main sighting: Swifts

25 swifts, 4 ravens, buzzard, 2 gsw, green woodpecker, a jay and a stock dove.

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Fri 23rd Jul 2021

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper from hide 2

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Wentwood

Sun 18th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Nightjars

went back to “Gavin’s spot” from earlier walks – reckoning weather would be good for them – started churring and flapping about 10pm; saw 3 (1 hovering kestrel-like just overhead) , heard 5 (2 more on the walk back) probably; also heard woodcock patrolling.

Verity Picken

River Usk

Sun 18th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Little Ringed Plover

Picnic breakfast beside the Usk this morning. Lapwing, LRP, 4 Common Sands, Mandarin and Goosander young, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 3 Kingfishers, Yellow Wag, 8 Grey Wags, Sand Martin colony still active. Trout jumping. Heaving with dragonflies and butterflies including Marbled White. What a river!

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 18th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Shelduck

Pretty quiet apart from three separate families of Shelduck.one with 6-juvs. one with 4-juvs.and one with 8-juvs.All ducklings roughly 35% adult size.12h00-12h50

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sun 18th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

Mature Red Kite circling over The Narth today and also on 17th July.

Thomas Hamilton

Neddern Valley

Sat 17th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Great White Egret

x2 Great White Egrets are now amongst the large flock of Little Egrets, along with roughly x10 Grey Herons. The flock was viewable in a boggy field just off of Church Road, close to the M48.

Ed Stevens

Neddern valley

Fri 16th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Great white egret

Great white egret in flock of 80 plus little egret and 20 plus grey heron in nedern valley

Allan Dowson

gray hill,wentwood

Thu 15th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar heard but not seen near to first house from car park.21h50

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