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Sightings

Kev Stait

Mathern Pill

Sat 9th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed at 8am from the grass flood bank. Flew towards Sudbrook.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 8th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Avocet

There were 5 Avocets and 3 Grey Plover on the mudflats. Most birds were on Priors Lagoon sheltering from the cold wind Gadwall 61 Wigeon 80 Shoveler 50 Teal 30 and a pile of Canada geese and four Greylags one having pink legs. Peregrine 1 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Skylark 6 Green Woodpecker 1. Despite the cold two Red Admirals!

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 7th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Hybrid

Water levels still high, but of note was a Canada goose x barnacle goose looking at the markings on the head (see @ecology_cymru for the picture). Also seen was 1 buzzard, 4 ravens, 11 shelduck, 45 shoveler, 2 lt egrets, 249 Canada and 52 greylags, 1 cettis calling, 11 lapwing, 45 teal, wigeon numbers now at 61, excellent count of 53 gadwall, 2 common redshanks with 3 common snipe, 1 tufted duck, male marsh harrier hunting towards sunset. Mudflats: 38 curlew, 1 gt black-backed gull and 18 grey plovers. Other: group of stubble rosegill fungi by wooden kissing gate (opp redshank platform).

Peter O'Duffy

Mynydd Maen

Thu 7th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier this am , on Mynydd Maen

Ray Duggan

Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

2m white with black heads 3f grey with brown heads on the pond late am

Neville Davies

Gelligaer Common

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfares

Further to the fieldfare sightings for the common, 9 buzzards and 3 red kites seen also.

Neville Davies

Gelligaer Common

Tue 5th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfares

109 fieldfares counted (probably more) feeding on hawthorn berries with a good number of song thrushes too. Large flocks of chaffinches in the area mixed in with the thrushes to forma roving feeding flock. Green woodpecker heard and a brief glimpse of a little owl flying off a dry stone wall.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 4th Nov 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

1-fem. Peregrine on first island,1-Green Sandpiper flushed from rean close to first hide,1-fem.Marsh Harrier,26-Gadwall,5-Turnstones and a Grey Plover on the tideline.10h00-11h45

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Female Goldeneye on Priors also: Little Grebe 1 Mallard 40 Gadwall 25 Pochard 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Peregrine 1 Kestrel 1 Oystercatcher 8 Turnstone 1 Avocet 3 Snipe 4 Lapwing 400 Grey Plover 48 Curlew 50 Blue Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 10 Wren 1 Fieldfare 30 Pied Wagtail 20 Bullfinch 2
Red Admiral 2 Common Darter 4

Andrew Cormack

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Raptors

Great views of peregrine sitting on the island; marsh harrier, kestrel and buzzard over

Iain Crawford

Tintern

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Goshawks

2 goshawks, a buzzard, 4 ravens, 80 common gulls and a song thrush at Upper Hale Wood. 4 little grebes, 2 ravens and 4 jays at Fedw wood

Iain Crawford

Monmouth school fields

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Common gulls

150 common gulls

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