Goldcliff/Newport Wetlands

The GBC trip to Goldcliff and Newport Wetlands today gave us 77 species including 14 species of wader. Highlights of the latter were 6 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, 2 Spotted Redshank, and at least 8 Greenshank. A male Marsh Harrier performed well and we had Pere, Kes and a large fem Sparrowhawk plus the impressive white Buzzard. Migrants included 3 Wheatear, a few Yellow Wags seen by some, and at Uskmouth we had a brief Sedge Warbler. All in all a good trip with 18 participants.

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  1. Ceri Jones

    Full species list: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Water Rail (heard), Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Little Stint, Dunlin, Ruff, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Skylark, House Martin, Swallow, Cetti’s Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Wren, Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Stonechat, Wheatear, House Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet, Reed Bunting.

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