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A new era dawns

A new era dawns. Today marked my first visit to Goldcliff Lagoons since the sad death of  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. She was a great and very respected monarch throughout the world.  Her passing marked the end of the modern Elizabethan era and the dawn of a new one. King Charles III has now ascended to the throne - "God save the King". The new era will be called the Carolean age under King Charles III. I thought his first speech was very touching and I believe he will be a great King like his mother. We also now have a new Prince of Wales with Prince William taking on his father's previous titles.  Every time I now take picture of the second Severn crossing - namely the Prince of Wales bridge there will be a different face that now pops up in my head. The Prince of Wales Bridge I've had a very stressful and busy week myself and I was in real need of some bird therapy today for a few hours to take my mind off things. A visit to Goldcliff Lagoons alway

Ring Ouzel Update

Last month I was lucky to spot a Ring Ouzel that was perched in a tree at Goldcliff Lagoons. Today one of my Gwent Ornithological Society contacts was kind enough to get back to me and give me an update on some inquiries he had made via the two rings it had on its legs. He managed to get in contact with the people who rung it.

They reported that the Ouzel was rung as a chick in 2016  on Stanhope Moor in Durham. They passed on their thanks for spotting it.

Its thought that the bird may be migrating North via the West Country.

Really interesting news and it shows how ringing birds can be very useful for learning about bird behavior and migration patterns.


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