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Neville Davies / Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Morning visit – water levels still too high (can the 3rd lagoon be drained perhaps to allow exposed shallow mud), only waders seen were 10 lapwing which was very disappointing. Highlights included 28 greylag geese, 14 shoveler, wigeon, 4 little egrets, 1 cettis and 1 chiffchaff calling, male sparrowhawk, black swan, 6 gadwall, 28 mute swans, 1 heron, 15 teal, curlew, skylarks, cormorant, good find of a female merlin by Paul.. Seawall – 1 gt b b gull, 10 grey plovers with 5 dunlin and 15 oystercatchers. Hide 3- lovely close views of a female kingfisher fishing and landing on the fence from the hide, also a pair of kestrels hunting (adult female and a juv male), pair of stonechats and 6 swallows through. 33 long tailed tits in a roving flock. 1 male common darter, 1 painted lady, possible migrant or southern hawker? 1 stoat and rabbits.

John Wile

Llandegfedd reservoir

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey fishing on reservoir around 1300 17/10/2019.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, wye and Monnow walks

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Buzzards

3 buzzards, 40 mallards, 15 common gulls, a song thrush, 2 long-tailed tits

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Waders on the mud

Lagoonswere quiet this evening. The water level is high. Monks – Shelducks x 10.
Priors – Mute Swans x20 and Black Swan x 1, Greylag x 1 Becs – Canada Geese 20+, Shelduck x 6, Shoveler x 10.
Foreshore mud – Curlews x 30, Black Tailed Godwits x 5c, Oystercatchers x 20, possibly some Knot. Shelducks x 20 and big flock of Canada Geese x80+
Other – flock of Linnets x 10, 3 Flocks of Starlings with 30+ birds in each.
Kestrel was shsowing well again and seen by me late in evening.

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Canada geese

120 canada geese,GS and Green woodpecker, green sandpiper

Chris Stone

Blackrock/ Passage pill

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Skylark

Skylark 40+ Stonechat 2 prs Peregrine male Will warb Chiffs 4 Wigeon 70 Sparrowhawk fem + only handfull finches/mipits

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 15th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan Prior’s lagoon am flew off East. Mute Swan 20 Black Swan 1 Wheatear 2 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 1 Swallow 5 a good selection of waders on the foreshore. Others: Red Admiral Small Tortoiseshell Common Darter Migrant Hawker and Stoat.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

1-Peregrine on the ground towards the sea wall hide for the duration of my visit,60+Swallows,1-Whinchat,2-Marsh Harriers,firstly a female and half an hour or so later a juv.flew around.They were not seen together.10h00-12h30.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Mon 14th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Disturbance

There wll be some disturbance today on Prior’s Lagoon between 1pm and 3pm when we acarry out management work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Paul Coombes

Pwll du & Punch bowl

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

4 Redwing observed and heard flying over. Other sightings of note: male kestrel, Buzzard, Goldfinch, meadow pipits

Nicholas Beswick

Garn Lakes

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hirundines

Flock of twelve House Martins and three Swallows over after the early rain cleared. Also of note a pair of Stonechats, six Reed Buntings and a Treecreeper.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Hightide count heavy rain 07:30. Whimbrel 1 Curlew 204 Grey Plover 2 Bk-tailed Godwit 10 Knot 22 Gadwall 32 Teal 75 Shoveler 35. When it stopped raining. A roving flock consisted of: Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Great Tit 4 Chiffchaff 2 Treecreeper 1 Chaffinch 2 Song Thrush 1 also, Cetti’s Warbler 3 H Water Rail H Stonechat 2 Raven 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Little Grebe 1

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