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Home Sightings

Sightings

Ian Smith

Monday, 06 May 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons- Sunday 5th May. Lesser Whitethroats rattling away all day; a few swifts with Swallow passage; Greenshank, 4+Black -&- 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, a few Curlew, Lapwing chicks on view; Dunlin, 1 each of Knot, Ringed Plover -&- Turnstone on shore; possibly 50 Whimbrel with no confirmed sightings of the Hudsonian Whimbrel during the afternoon. 2 Short-eared Owls hunting Goldcliff Pill to 'sSeawall's. Marsh Harrier over East in morning, a different bird on same track at 4.45pm, plus another on Saturday at Dingestow shows a 'sgood's passage of this once rare bird for Gwent.
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G.Noakes S. Butler

Friday, 03 May 2002

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
2nd May Castle Meadows Abergavenny ; 1 Hobby flew over River Usk at 8 p.m. ; 3rd May The Bryn nr. Abergavenny ; 3 Yellow Wagtails 2 LRPs 1 Curlew on shingle bank this evening.
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Nigel Desmond

Friday, 03 May 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
03 May 2002 - 6:30 Goldcliff Lagoons ; Hudsonian Whimbrel with evening roost of approx 40 Whimbrel in first field to east of car parking area
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John Bennett

Tuesday, 30 April 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
An artic skua(dark phase) was seen from Goldcliff(seawall lane) on 30th April and 25 turnstones also there.The previous day a Fulmar was seen close in at the same place along with good numbers of terns(arctic).
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j.richards

Monday, 29 April 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
27th april 2002, goldcliff and uskmouth 0630-1000 ; j.richards and j.r.garside. ; 2 swift, 10 bar.t.godwit, 3 little ringed plover, 5 greenshank,1 ruff, at least 40 whimbrel, 1 ring necked duck, 10 white wagtails, 3 little egret, 2 redshank, 30 + dunlin, white throat,etc in all 59 species observed
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Helen Parry Jones

Friday, 26 April 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
The date for the Uskmouth BBS visit was 25 April, 07:00 to 09:00 ; Uskmouth BBS (ST3482) ; 42 species were recorded, including 4 new ones for the survey since 2000 - ; Short-eared Owl over the fields and along the seawall ; 2 Little Egret, Redshank, Snipe, Plenty of Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Reed Buntings and Common Whitethroats. An Excellent view was had of a Cetti'ss Warbler, and at least two Lesser Whitethroats were present (my first for the year). Apparently Grey Partridge and Cuckoo had been seen earlier in the week
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John Davies

Friday, 26 April 2002

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting:
Trevil Quarry 17/4/02 ; Ring Ouzel (Pair), Wheatear, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit ; St Mary'ss Vale (Sugar loaf Mt) 21/4/02 ; Several pairs of Tree Pipits, high density of Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiff chaff, Skylark ; Goldcliff Pools 21/4/02 ; Short-eared Owl, White Wagtail, Redstart
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Hadyn Jones

Thursday, 25 April 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Early evening-23rd April on east side of Uskmouth Reserve 1 female Marsh Harrier quartering area. Also observed there by another person a.m. that day.
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John Wilson

Thursday, 25 April 2002

Cwmcarn

Main Sighting:
25th April ; Cwmcarn Forest Drive ; 3 Wood Warblers including one givong excellent views singing in still open canopy about 300 m up the stream from the payment barrier [just after you have gone up the steps made on the rhs of the stream bed]
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Kevin and Liz Hewitt

Monday, 22 April 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visted Goldcliff Lagoons and Uskmouth 21st April 8:00am - Midday and Goldcliff Lagoons again at 19:30 - 20:30 and saw th following: Goldcliff Lagoons (AM) ; 1 breeding plumage Black-tailed Godwit. 1 Little Egret. at least 5 Little Ringed Plovers. at least
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