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Peter Back

Tuesday, 09 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Gwent levels, Tuesday, 9 Sept 2003 - morning. At Goldcliff end: 9 Little Egret, numerous Godwits, both types, Greenshank very close to first platform. Many mallard and teal, curlew and large flocks of goldfinch. At the powerstation end, 2 more Little Egret, loads more goldfinches, 2 kingfishers, chiffchaff, sedge warbler, buzzard, kestrel and a peregrin which perched with its prey on a pylon only to be mobbed by a gang of magpies until it got fed up and flew off towards Peterstone
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 10 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth early morning (10.9.03) to catch the tide. Walked from Power Station, around the lagoons, up Farmfield Lane, completing at Goldcliff road. Noted: 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 17 Mute Swan, 104 Mallard, 8 Teal, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 3 Greenshanks, 13 Curlew, 1 Pheasant, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, Cetti'ss Warblers, in song again with 7 singing, also 5 Chaffchaff in song, and 1 singing Reed Warbler. Also 1 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 8 House Martin, and 26 Goldfinch.
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Bryn & Ros Burgess

Wednesday, 10 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Sat 6/9/03 Goldcliff Lagoons. Greenshank 4,L Egret 6, Wheater 1,L Grebe 1, Knot 92, Black Tailed Godwit 183, Ruff 2, Ringed Plover 2, Snipe 3, Common Sandpiper 1 & Commic Tern (probably Common Tern)
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 11 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning at high tide (11.9.03). Fairly quiet with 6 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 22 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatchers, 116 Black Tailed Godwits, 13 Bar Tailed Godwits, 6 Greenshanks, 30 Common Redshanks, 1 Ruff, 60 Dunlin, 240 Knot, 140 Black Headed Gulls, 5 House Martin, 33 Swallow, and 1 Common Whitethroat.
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Steve Butler

Friday, 12 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
12/9/03 12.30 GOBION 2 HOBBY 1 LITTLE EGRET MIXED FLOCK OF SWALLOW SANDMARTIN AND HOUSE MARTIN 300+ 7 CORMORANT
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John O'Sullivan

Saturday, 13 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff this morning, 2 curlew sandpiper, 3 little stints, 1 spotted redshank, 4 greenshank, 1 little ringed plover, 1 grey plover, good numbers of knot and black tailed godwits, 2 peregrine, kingfisher, redstart. At saltmarsh lane, 1 green sandpiper, greylag goose, 2 whinchats and 2 yellow wagtails.
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Hadyn Jones

Saturday, 13 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
12/9/03 late afternoon-Collister to West Pill-1 Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat,12 N. Wheatear,1 Yellow Wagtail,1 Lesser Whitethroat,8 Red-Legged Partridge,2 Reed Warblers,13 Chiffchaff,steady passage of Swallows going east plus 150 feeding over Collister saltmarsh.1 Little Egret and 39 Black-tailed Godwits on rising tide. 13/9/03 a.m. -Rogiet foreshore-up to 160 Wigeon. Collister-1 Tree Pipit,several Siskins,up to 525 Curlew,5 Black tailed Godwit,3 Bar-tailed Godwit.
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