Autumn Passage at the Wetlands – 26/viii/16

I payed a brief visit to the Newport Wetlands earlier today, mainly to carry out some survey work, but also with the aim of fitting in some birding. The highlights were:

  • A single Grasshopper Warbler which was flushed from a bramble patch and perched briefly in a tree at close range giving excellent but brief views.
  • Good numbers of passage waders amongst the usual species at Goldcliff Lagoons including; a juvenile Wood Sandpiper, three juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a male Ruff, three Greenshank, seven Knot and approximately 250 Black-Tailed Godwits.
  • A Yellow Wagtail also flew low over the platform, calling.

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