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Home Sightings

Sightings

Keith Jones

Monday, 10 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited the lagoons, and sea wall at Goldcliff for the high tide on 10.3.03 avoiding the showers. Very little on the shore just 2 Shelduck, 6 Herring Gull, and 1 Meadow Pipit. On the lagoons: 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 13 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 28 Shelduck, 30 Mallard, 8 Wigeon, 87 Teal, 9 Pintail, 5 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 5 Coot 23 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Common Redshanks, and 1 Raven. A few of the usual passerines including 9 singing Skylark. No sign of Spring migrants, perhaps a little too early, and windy.); insert into sightings values (
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G.T.Thorne risca

Monday, 10 March 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
10/03/03 Ynysfro resvr top.2cormorant,2moorhen,3prtufted,15+coot,buzzard mobbed by 2 h/gulls.bottom's1 adult Gc grebe,2 cormorant,20+coot,6 pr tufted,4 little grebe,2 gbb gulls.several prs mallard,2 moorhen
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John Wilson

Monday, 10 March 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Mon 10th March, 1 Wheatear on foreshore W of Lighthouse Inn, St. Brides Wentlooge [ST301815] and 1 Little Egret in roadside field nearby at ST301827
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Ruth Brown

Sunday, 09 March 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Sat 8 March @ 9.45 a.m. Red Kite near Llangattock Lingoed, near Abergavenny. Not refound on Sunday.
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Hadyn Jones

Saturday, 08 March 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth Reserve on afternoon of 7/3/03. Good flight views of Bittern flying over and then dropping into South East reed bed of lagoons. 4 Little Egrets and 1 Stonechat also present.
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 06 March 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth on 6.3.03 for the high tide. Walked Uskmouth, across the levels via the Footpaths ending on Boat Lane. On the lagoons 14 singing Cetti'ss Warblers, and 5 Water Rail heard, the resident Whooper Swan, 1 male Merlin, 1 female Pochard, 1 female Goldeneye, 43 Tufted Duck, 39 Coot, 9 Canada Geese, 4 Little Egret, and 1 Little Grebe. On the shore just 1 Curlew, 53 Shelduck, 61 Mallard, 53 Teal, 163 Wigeon, 69 Pintail., and 3 Raven. Also reported on the lagoons, but not seen by myself 1 female Scaup, and 2 Peregrines. On the levels 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egrets, 9 Mute Swan, 100 Mallard, 206 Teal, 200 Wigeon, 36 Shoveler, 46 Lapwing 1 Common Snipe, 11 Coot, 3 Buzzard, and 28 Redwing. A very pleasant 3 hour walk seening 57 species
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 04 March 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Completed my monthly count at Ynys y Fro Reservoir on 4.3.03 which included 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 14 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 1 female Ruddy Duck, 2 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Black Headed Gull, and 1 Green Woodpecker. Also 14 pairs of Jackdaws on or near chimney pots along 700 metres of High Cross Road between Junction 27 of M4 and Cefn Walk.
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Dylan Foster Evans

Monday, 03 March 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth 1/3/03 pm. Windy with very heavy rain at times. Birds seen include 20+ lapwings, 1 green sandpiper, 4 pochard, 20 teal, at least 3 but probably around 6 little egrets giving very good views, 2 reed buntings, 8 Canada geese. Shelduck, curlew, widgeon, teal, on the foreshore, but driving rain made looking seawards an impossibility. All birds were wisely moving up channel ahead of storm.
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Chris Formaggia

Monday, 03 March 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Jan 2003. A goshawk on the edge of woodland near Goytre Hall Monmouthshire.
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Keith Jones

Monday, 03 March 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Visited Peterstone at high tide on 3.3.03, walked from the Gout, and the Pill to Peterstone Village. Fortunately the very thick mist lifted to give reasonably good visibility. In the Gout, 2 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Coot, 1 Mute Swan, and 103 Common Redshanks. Between the Gout and the village, 198 Shelduck, 282 Wigeon, 215 Teal, 127 Mallard, 11 Pintail, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Curlew, and flying east 350 or so Dunlin.
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