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Sightings

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Main sighting: Waders

Knot 317 blackwit redshank 6 greenshank 4 common sand .8 little egret 2 grey heron 94 canada geese 61 lapwing 1 juv Water rail !!! 31 coot 6 greylag et al

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Sandpiper 1 Avocet 2 Knot 4 Greenshank 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Snipe 1 Black-tailed Godwit 250 Spoonbill 1 Wigeon 3 Teal 4 Gadwall 2. Also: Black-tailed Skimmer Gatekeeper Holly Blue Small Tortoiseshell Meadow Brown

Simon James Bedford

Saltmarsh Lane (warbler alley )

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Various

Sedge warbler Blackcap reed warbler goldcrest Whitethroat Linnet Garden Warbler (I think ) Lttit Great tit Goldfinch Mippit Skylark ! Starling Jay Magpie Buzzard Kestrel Rook Mallard Yellowhammer Yellow Wagrltail

Ray Duggan

Scenic Drive Cwmcarn

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Tree Creeper

Tree Creeper and buzzard

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Various

4 mute swan 1 hobby 2 grey heron 2 little egret 3 greenshank 170 dunlin 30 sand martin 8 house martin 31 redshank 1 snipe ! 18 bhgull 43 coot 20 + moorhen .1 water rail (snipe platform)28 blackwit 3 ruff (moult) 14 lapwing 28 canada geese 6 greylag 3 avocet

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Tue 30th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Med gull

There were three Med gulls tonight inc 2 Ads and 1 juv + 2 Whimbrel and I also managed to dodge the rain

Bryn Burgess

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 30th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Evening HT until 1845hrs. Wood Sandpiper and Spoonbill still present. Green Sandpiper 3 Common Sandpiper 5. Singles of Turnstone,Greenshank Knot, Barwit, Whimbrel & Turnstone. Snipe 2 Dunlin 31 Oystercatcher 95 Ringed Plover 17 LRPs 5

Simon James Bedford

Llandegfedd North Shore

Tue 30th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

Ad male Goshawk putting up gulls .Also 4 common sandpiper 209+ bhg lbbgull hgull 2 gbbgull 37 cormorant 15 little egret 121 canada goose 1 lapwing 4 mippit 3 little grebe 8 grey heron red kite buzzard and single kingfisher

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Mon 29th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Oyster Catchers

Oystercatchers return, leaving behind rocks and clean sandy shores at the height of summer for Severn mud.(47 off).3 Black Tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew,111 Redshank,3 Ringed Plover,20 Dunlin,2 Common Sandpiper,75 Mallard,2 Heron,2 Lgrt,2 Cormorant.

John

Goldcliff

Mon 29th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Wood Sandpiper

Fantastic birding in Goldcliff at the moment with our resident Glossy Ibis alternating between the foreshore and Prior’s so a lot easier to see than when it disappeared between dawn and dusk. Also on Prior’s a Black Swan, 300+ Black-Tailed Godwits, 34 Dunlin, some Knot and a Greenshank mixed in. I saw a Green and some Common Sandpipers on Saturday but heard reports of a Wood Sandpiper so returned today. Checked from hide one and the successive platforms down to ‘Snipe’ overlooking Prior’s, but didn’t see any Sandpipers however looking back towards the first hide caught a glimpse of a Greenshank so I headed back there to find the Wood Sandpiper and two Green Sandpipers just off the near bank. They later moved towards the back of the island and disappeared up there.

jon holmes

coed morgan abergavenny

Mon 29th Jul 2019

Main sighting: grey partridge

covey of 6 grey partridges, 2 ad,4 well grown juvs in adjacent field. First sighting in this area for over 15 years

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 28th Jul 2019

Main sighting: med gull Ad

After doing some gardening sat down on the balcony to cool down raised my bins at an approaching gull which turned out to be an Ad Med gull. Also 58 Mallard

Next event

May
22
Sat
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