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Sightings

Chris Hatch

Nedern

Thu 15th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Little Egrets

81 Little Egrets with 19 Grey Herons at Nedern. All feeding on tadpoles in what remains of the water.

Andy Smith

Nedern Flood Meadows

Wed 14th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Little Egrets

Large number of little egrets 50+ all gathered in one area with 14 grey herons.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 13th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Sand Martins

Afternoon visit: Hide 2 – reed warbler singing, 73 lapwing, 25 dunlin, 1 lt egret, linnets, 94 black-headed gulls with 5 juvs mixed in, 6 ringed plovers, 2 little ringed plovers, green woodpecker calling, pheasant, gt spotted woodpecker flying and 1 heron. Seawall – 6 sand martins over the lagoon, on the saltmarsh, 52 curlew, 118 shelduck and 32 oystercatchers with a single starling on the seawall itself. Hide three – reed bunting, skylarks and a little grebe. Near the car park, goldcrest, chiffchaff family group and common whitethroat contact call. Other: Tawny owl pellet, gatekeepers and meadow browns, 1 red admiral, possible comma and an emperor dragonfly.

Neville James Davies

Magor Marsh Reserve

Tue 13th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

Sedge warblers, chiffchaffs, reed warbler, moorhen with chicks, sparrowhawk with a small bird being mobbed by several house martins. Pool hide – a common sandpiper flew in but couldn’t find anywhere to land so flew straight back out. 2 pairs of little grebes with young, 12 little egrets and a pair of grey herons with 2 fledging. Other: grass snake, common blue, painted lady, ringlets, gatekeeper and emperor dragonfly.

Warren Fossett

Raglan

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red kite

A red kite spotted near doctors surgery.

Richard Clease

Goldcliffe lagoons

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Spoonbill flying over (photos)

Circa 50 Black tailed godwits until raptor flew over, 2 redshank, curlew, ringed plover, marsh harrier, lapwings, dunlin, graylag geese. One spoonbill flew over 12:00 ish, sadly did a circuit and flew on.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sun 11th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling over The Narth at 11.00am – possibly a juvenile.

Neville James Davies

Red Barn

Sat 10th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Swifts

5 swifts over the pool itself, cettis calling close by, 1 buzzard and 2 herons.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 10th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Rock Pipit

6am – 11.15 Overall fairly quiet. Whitethroat 2, chiffchaff 1, pheasant, 3 cormorants and a lesser whitethroat calling. Hide one – 5 curlew. Hide two – skylarks, 36 dunlin, 3 oystercatchers, 5 more curlew, 54 lapwing, 27 black-tailed godwits (many in breeding plumage, apparently with the colder than normal conditions on their Icelandic breeding grounds some birds are returning early -hence why some of these are in full breeding plumage), 95 black headed gulls (5 of which were juveniles), 11 ringed plovers, shelduck, 2nd-year gt black-backed gull, 7 teal, 5 little egrets, 1 lt ringed plover, male marsh harrier hunting and a rock pipit feeding amongst the rocks on the edge of the island. Marsh platform – pair of little grebes and 3 mute swans with a family group of 8 linnets close by. Seawall – high tide but 136 shelduck and 47 curlew on the saltmarsh with another little egret mixed in, 3 sand martins passed too. Hide three – quiet but 96 redshank counted. Other: ,lots of meadow browns and several ringlets.

Chris Newton

Blorenge

Fri 9th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby seen and photographed hunting across the heather just east of the Foxhunter car park (presumed male as the female should be sitting at this time of year). No other raptors seen. Also a probable Ring Ouzel, five Ravens, a female Reed Bunting and many Meadow Pipits and male Stonechats, particularly near Keeper’s Pond, plus a Wren feeding young in the heather. GOS membership applied for.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Fri 9th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

At our outdoor breakfast today we saw a Red kite a Peregrine and six Swifts.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Thu 8th Jul 2021

Main sighting: Goshawk

Whilst we were enjoying an outdoor breakfast a female Goshawk flew over the garden, not long before a female Sparrowhawk with prey.

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