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Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 1st Dec 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

3 (pos 4)Swallows feeding near the round house with occasional visits to Prior’s Lagoon. Also;Chiffchaff 2 Peregrine 1 Good numbers of Teal, Galdwall, Wigeon and Shoveler Lots of geese with serveral hundred Lapwing towards Saltmarsh Lane. And Red Admiral.

Daniel Webb

Goldcliff Pill

Sat 30th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

High tide at Pill was fabulous for waders on a cold morning with biting easterly breeze. The peak counts of the roost were 63 grey plover, 7 knot, c140 dunlin, 1 golden plover, c300 lapwing, c70 curlew, 3 blackwit, 21 avocets, 36 oystercatcher, 7 snipe, 2 pintail, c340 wigeon, 106 shoveler, 3 gadwall and 12 shelduck. 2 merlins were hunted through the Pill during the morning, a female marsh harrier disturbed the roost and plenty of redwings, fieldfares and starlings in the hedges and on the pasture.

Neville Davies

Red farm barn

Sat 30th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Passerines

Masses of fieldfares and redwings, 200+ lapwing, 8 curlew, male kestrel, 1 heron, cormorant, single swallow and a male stonechat. Saltmarsh lane visit – again lots of winter thrushes, 1 goldcrest, pair of stock doves and 15 long tailed tits.

Neville Davies / Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 30th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

Early am visit highlights – masses of redwings and fieldfares, male peregrine on 1st island when I arrived at 0715, flying around later as was a female, 4 curlew from hide 1 with a single dunlin and black-tailed godwit mixed in, 155 teal, pair of kestrels (male dropped from a post by hide 3 to catch a worm), 2 buzzards, shoveler, 600+ starlings feeding, 2 chiffchaffs, 5 lt egrets, good count of 74 gadwall, 2 snipe, 48 lapwing, 1 heron, 1 male stonechat, meadow pipits, 2 lt grebes, skylarks, 3 tufted ducks and female goldeneye. Seawall – 2 swallows aerial feeding around the sheep, 21 avocet on the saltings with 82 curlew.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca

Fri 29th Nov 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper seen feeding and flying across river by fire station.Also 1 Pair of Gooseander being swept down stream in very strong current

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Fri 29th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Swallow

2-Swallows around the round house at the point,14-Avocets ,59-Gadwall and a Peregrine with prey,could have been a Fieldfare,on 1st. island.10h30-12h15.

Graham Thomas Thorne

Ynysfro Reservoir

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: coot

Amongst Gulls and canada geese.of note 70 coot 10 l ittle grebe and 25 tufted duck

Simon James Bedford

Salt marsh Lane and foreshore

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Various

Merlin hunting 1000 strong starling murmuration over seawall .800 fieldfare and redwing in hedges .Marsh Harrier over meadow flock of 14 LT Tit and 20 plus Goldcrest .Pair of kestrel sitting together on washed up driftwood .40 plus curlew and 200 plus BHGull .and a male Blackcap

Roger Price

Peterstone SF

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Water Pipits

At the high tide : approx 12 Water Pipits, 20 Meadow Pipits, 8 Skylarks, 60 pied Wagtails, 10 Snipe, c.250 Dunlin,200 Curlew, 130 Wigeon, Stonechat, 1 Lgrt.

Iain Crawford


Tue 26th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Little egrets

4 little egrets, old railway bridge. Green woodpecker at old railway station, another in Mansons Lane. Raven at Drybridge Park and another in Osbaston

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Tue 26th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine falcon

At dusk, Juvenile peregrine, mistle thrush, 3 fieldfare, 6 collared doves, 40 jackdaws

Gavin Vella

Red Pools Nash

Mon 25th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Slavonian Grebe

Slav Grebe on 3rd pool, found by John Marsh this morning. x3 Female Goldeneye, Woodcock, x20 Snipe, Redshank, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, x3 Cetti’s, Common Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher and x3 Little Egret amonst all the usuals.

Next event

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