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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

Ringed Birds Observed at Goldcliff Lagoons

I have set this page up to act as a record archive of ringed birds observed at Goldcliff Lagoons. 


1.    Head-Started Bird from Slimbridge suspected to be 49.  19/09/20

2.    This shows the Slimbridge head-started bird and one of the 2015/16 Usk ringed birds, Black Orange Red (NOR), which I also saw on Bec Lagoon on 19.09.2020

3.    This shows the 2015/16 Usk ringed bird Black White Green (NWG)  19/09/20

4.    This shows Usk 2015/16 bird Black Blue Blue (NBB)  19/09/20

5.    Shows the Slimbridge head-started bird, and also Black Red Black (NRN) Observed 19/09/20

6.    Observed 18/09/20

7.    Observed 18/09/20

Black-Tailed Godwit

1.    EY76579 Ringed by Pete Potts in Hampshire  Last Observed  19/09/20
Brief History - 
Farlington Marshes LNR, Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, S England

2.    Black Tailed Godwit observed 27/3/21 on Becs Lagoon at Goldcliff Lagoons.
        Left Leg. Red coloured upper ring and yellow/orange lower ring marked with an 8. Unable to see            the right leg. Reported to the ringers who confirmed it was rung in Iceland. Need the details of the 
        right leg to provide more information.


1.    Avocet H9 observed on Becs Lagoon at Goldcliff Lagoons on 2/4/21

Greylag Goose

1.    Greylag Goose observed on Priors Lagoon on 3/4/21 with ring Z4P. Bird was ringed on 28/06/2019 in Llanwern, Monmouthshire.


1. Dunlin Observed 14/08/21 on Priors Lagoon at Goldcliff Lagoons.

Left leg Orange and Right Leg Yellow ( may have some inscription).

This sighting has been reported and awaiting more details.


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