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Sightings

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 7th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Redshank and Ringed Plovers

Visit from Dawn until Mid-Day. Redshanks are now appearing on all three Lagoons. The most were in a flock of about 30 birds on Priors Lagoon. Monks had 2 Ringed Plovers on the island. Lapwings were on all three lagoons. At dawn there were two flocks of Curlews Approx 16 birds.
Shelducks had also gathered in a goof flock on Monks.
Priors had 4 Goldeneye, 26 x Tufted Duck ( alot), Wigeon, Mallard, 85 + Teal, Shoveler and Gadwall.
1 x Common Snipe. Flossy the Glossy Ibis showed well on Priors.
No Avocet on the lagoons but a flock of 40 were observed on the Pill.
Mute Swans were everywhere a flock of 12 flying around. No Peregrines on the lagoons.
Skylarks singing and Meadow Pipits growing in numbers.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sat 7th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

5-Whooper Swans,all adults,on the tide line when i arrived.They flew off up channel after about 15 minutes.Also good numbers of ducks,especially Pintail,Wigeon and Shelduck.15h00-15h35.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 6th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Mandarin Duck

Three Mandarins (2 drakes), 4 Goosander and a Stonechat (first for this site) this afternoon.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Fri 6th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Avocet

45-Avocets on the tidal mud.5f-Goldeneyes on priors,A lot of activity from several Sky Larks.10h20-12h50

Anne Richards

Vauxhall Fields Monmouth

Thu 5th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Redwings

About 20/30 Redwings on Vauxhall Fields Monmouth.

Dan Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 4th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Ringed Plover

Brief visit over high tide rewarded with spring like feel with breeding waders returning to the lagoons and a fair amount of display. Minimum of 3 ringed plover on 1st lagoon island, 12 redshank with plenty of display and interaction, 26 lapwing again with display flights and aggression, 14 avocets, 2 oystercatchers. Wildfowl on 1st lagoon included 104 wigeon, 50 shoveler, 12 teal, 8 gadwall and a female goldeneye still on 2nd lagoon, glossy ibis feeding on near bank of 1st lagoon, male and female marsh harriers and a couple of pairs of long-tailed tits

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Mon 2nd Mar 2020

Main sighting: Little egret

12 little egrets

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 29th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Avocets

Early morning visit, just about every kind of weather during the Storm. Reserve is quite water logged.
Highlight was 9 x Avocets on Priors Lagoon ( none were ringed or tagged). Lapwings 20+ on Monks Lagoons, 2 x Curlew, Male Marsh Harrier , 6 x Carrion crows, Peregrine on Monks and Becs – it was mobbed by Lapwings. Glossy Ibis on Priors. Wigeon 150+, Shoveler 50+, Shelducks 50+, Gadwall 15c, Little Grebe, Teal 50c. Surrounding field water logged – attracted the Canada and Greylag Geese. Fieldfare seen feeding with them. Starling flock 150+. Skylarks x 2. Barnacle Geese x 2. Cormorants x 2

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Thu 27th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

Single Woodcock flew across the field by the house at dusk.

Kev Stait

Black Rock

Tue 25th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

SEO at Black Rock this morning

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Lapwings

Very blustery and muddy at Goldcliff Lagoons. Flossy the Glossy Ibis was hunkered down between Becs and Priors. 8 x Lapwings on Monks which was good to see. Otherwise no Waders anywhere not even on the foreshore – however person seen walking dog as tide went out along the edge of the water on the mud ! Large numbers of ducks – Shovelers, Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Shelduck. Black-necked Grebe no where to be seen. Stonechats near Seawall Hide. Skylarks singing. Kestrel at Monks. Peregrine on Becs. Flock of redwing in the fields at rear of Snipe Platform. Buzzard and Green Woodpecker at entrance where cars parked.

Dave Gibson

Caerleon

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Red kite

Circled and landed in muddy field just opposite the turning up to llanhenock Cheshire homes.

Next event

May
22
Sat
2021
8:30 am Lower Monnow Valley @ on road by Osbaston School
Lower Monnow Valley @ on road by Osbaston School
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet John Coleman at 8:30 am on the road outside Osbaston School (SO507137, NP25 3PU) for an easy walk along farm tracks and road. Will we see Yellowhammer this year, once common they have been missing for a couple of years?Share this:TwitterFacebook