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Sightings

Barry Embling

Big Pit, Blaenavon

Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Around the buildings and carpark

Barry Embling

Big Pit, Blaenavon

Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Seen around the various buildings this afternoon.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Fri 1st Nov 2019

Main sighting: Great white egret

Late afternoon Great white egret flying north east over sudbrook saltmarsh. Mid afternoon Nedern valley pair of golden eye, 1 pintail, 10+ tufted duck. 5+ gadwall. Lots of Mallard, wigeon and teal.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 1st Nov 2019

Main sighting: various

I recently reported two distant swans on the Severn which I was unable to identify to species but thought they were probably not Mute this report was completely separate to the Whooper swan sighted at St Pierre by other

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Thu 31st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Smew

A Smew, first reported yesterday, was present this afternoon. Very flighty.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Thu 31st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Gadwall

At least 33-Gadwall,probably more amongst the reeds,from the extended platform.Also a male Marsh Harrier constantly being mobbed by a crow.10h00-12h00

Neville Davies

Pontypool

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Female flying

David Smith

Blackrock

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn owl hunting near the sea wall to the east of the Black Rock picnic site at about 4 pm.

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

Highlights of this mornings hightide count 07:25 – 09-25. Goshawk an uncommon visitor to the lagoons, Marsh Harrier 1 Avocet 1 (with a damaged leg) Knot 2 Dunlin 300 Gadwall 25 Curlew 104. There were hundreds of Woodpigeons flying west in large flocks.

Chris West

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Wood pigeon

400 wood pigeon in groups, pair red kite, buzzard,200 canada geese,great tit,lttit,coal tit

Andy Smith

Pwll Du

Wed 30th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl flushed out as I walked along the Balance pond wall. Also around the pond 2 Stonechat 8 Long Tailed Tits. 2 Peregrine falcons in the quarry below the pond.

clive silver

Aber-Bargoed

Tue 29th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite was around for a good 10mins, we are getting on average around 15 sightings a year .

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