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Andrew & Janet Cormack

Garn Lakes

Sat 1st Aug 2020

Main sighting: Great White Egret

GWE still at upper lake. Lovely to point it out to a young birder, who then got a close range fly-past 🙂

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Blaen Bran and Twmbarlwm, Cwmbran

Sat 1st Aug 2020

Main sighting: Raptors

Sparrowhawk, red kite and buzzard all seen in / above Blaen Bran; also stonechat (lots on moors), wheatear, willow warbler, grey wagtail

Eddie Wang

Peterstone Gout

Wed 29th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

2 Redstart, 1 juvelnile Stonechat, 2 Common Sandpiper

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 29th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Ruff

Low-tide: Ruff 1 (injured right leg) Avocet 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Ringed Plover 4 Dunlin 300 Knot 10 (one BP) Black-tailed Godwit 60 Redshank 40
Oystercatcher 50 Snipe 1 Curlew 20 Little Egret 12 Glossy Ibis 1 Mallard 55 Shoveler 4 Shelduck 6 Grey Heron 1 Stock Dove 1 Sand Martin 20 Raven 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Linnet 2
Black-headed Gull 150

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 28th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

Female/juvenile Pied Flycatcher in scrub by Hafod Road along with two juvenile Redstarts.

Andrew & Janet Cormack


Sun 26th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Chats

At least one family each of whinchat and stonechat. Also two dark green fritillaries

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew to Marshfield

Sat 25th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby over fields between Coedkernew and Marshfield, also Sedge Warbler.
Good morning at Goldcliff also – 200 dunlin, redshank, godwit, knot, avocet, little egret, grey heron, canada and greylag geese, ringed plover, pied wagtail, shelduck, black headed gulls++ and the glossy ibis showed well

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 25th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Chiffchaff 2, blackcap 1. Hide 1 – swallow 11, curlew 6, cormorant 2. Snipe platform – shelduck 7, ringed plover 25, grey heron 2, redshank 90, black-tailed godwit 296 with 20 knot mixed in, yellow wagtail 2, reed bunting 1, sedge warbler 1, glossy ibis (showed 4 times during the visit), little egret 6, greylag geese (pair with rings and one chick -Z4d and Z4C), ravens, lapwing 9, sand martin 7, skylark alarm calling and a stoat emerged from the soft rushes with a small bird possibly a lark or pipit and ran off down the bank towards the hedge, teal 8, shoveler 6, fem marsh and 2 common snipe. Marsh platform – lt ringed plover 1, Seawall – 46 curlew on the mudflats with 220 shelduck beyond and another 84 on the sea, 2 gt black-backed gulls. Hide 3 – 2 yellow wagtails on the fence, 20 oystercatchers, 26 teal and a single wigeon. Redshank platform – black-headed gull roost comprised 545 adults and 5 juvs, 2 1cy med gulls also, 12 turnstone, common buzzard, 2 common and 1 green sandpipers, 1 sanderling, 35 more ringed plovers, female sparrowhawk and a hobby over. 10 avocet seen one with colour rings (green over white (left leg) green over yellow marked Z (right leg) – sighting submitted to the wader society.

Neville Davies


Fri 24th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Sorry for late posting, just going over my notes, but a male wheatear was showing well on the mountain towards Mynydd Llangattock where there was a family group of stonechats, 1 redstart, 5 willow warblers and 2 spotted flycatchers.

Nicholas Beswick

The Bryn

Thu 23rd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

One Green Sandpiper upstream of the railway bridge. Three Common Sandpipers and a Little Egret. Flock of 55 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in a ploughed field.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Tue 21st Jul 2020

Main sighting: Bullfinch

A pair of Bullfinch in the garden recently followed yesterday and today by a couple of newly fledged youngsters one of whom buzzed past my head like an oversized bumblebee! Not yet located the nest.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

sirhowy valley country park

Sat 18th Jul 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper, also several grey wagtails incl juveniles, song thrush

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