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Sightings

Mike Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 13th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Extension to Snipe platform

Work began today on the extension to the Snipe platform. We made great progress but it is not ready yet the however, the platform can still be used. It is hope that, weather permitting, work on the platform will be completed next week, if not before. Big thank you to Tom Kevin and all FoGal members who turned up today and worked really hard.

Mick Bailey

Llandegveth reservoir

Mon 12th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Great Blackback Gull

2 on water near dam at 16:30. (My wife and I have been visiting the cafe once or twice a week for the last 2 or 3 years. This is the first time we have been lucky enough to see this species there.)

John Lawton

Prior’s lagoon, Goldcliff

Mon 12th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Great White Egret

A pair of Great White Egrets, challenging to record as under a big black cloud and it’s started to blow a gale. Other birds as per.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Ruff and Knots

Early visit at low tide. The usual flock of Black Tailed Godwits on Priors. Mixed in with them was a Ruff , Knot and Dunlin.Out on the mud today as the tide went out lots of Black Headed Gulls and Curlews. Black Swan remains hanging about with the Mute Swans.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Fulmar

also Gannet – Comic tern – down river – pm

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 11th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Short eared Owl

Despite the wind and rain a SEO, a very early bird, was hunting near Bec’s chased at one stage by Swallows. Also Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 and the usual selection of waders including Ruff and Snipe. Southern Hawker male posed for a photograph.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Sat 10th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Gannet

Early afternoon 2 adult gannet over estuary at sudbrook, heading west.

John Lawton

Prior’s Lagoon, Goldcliff

Thu 8th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Just confirming that our ‘resident’ Glossy Ibis here at 12:30, Thursday, tucked in against the reeds on Prior’s viewable from the Marsh platform.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 7th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtails

Evening visit – Peregrine with kill on Monks, Kestrel, 300+ Black Tailed Godwits, Pied Wagtails x4 , Yellow Wagtails x 2. Black Swan on Priors Various usual. 100+ Black Headed Gulls roosting on Monks at dusk. 80+ Dunlins on the mud.

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Wed 7th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Bar Tailed Godwit

On the morning windy tide: 1 male Bar Tailed Godwit in full summer plumage, 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 35 Oystercatcher, 120 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 8 Dunlin, 207 Mallard, 2 Heron, 1 Cormorant.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Peterstone Gout

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Redstart

Redstart 1 Willow Warbler 1 Whitethroat 1 carrying food Wheatear 1 Whimbrel 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Greenshank 1 Mediterranean Gull 1 Little Egret 8 Pied Wagtail 20 Linnet Mallard 103 Redshank 150

Kevin Duncan

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 5th Aug 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper On Monk’s Lagoon @16:05, Ruff, Spoonbill,Little Egret, Raven.

Next event

May
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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