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Sightings

John Evans

Thursday, 17 April 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Weds 16/04 a fairly large group of Sand Martins following the course of the Usk off The Moorings, St. Julians at about 2020 yesterday evening. Probably 50+ in number. Also Thurs 17/04 Reed Warbler singing at 0615 in the reedbed at the bottom of the Moorings - first one heard here this year.
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Hadyn Jones

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Wed evening 16/4/03-Goldcliff lagoons-main birds-30 Whimbrel,35 Black-tailed Godwits,2 LRP'ss, 3 Little Egrets.
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Mick Bailey

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
Wed 16/04/2003 at 10:40. A singing Wood Warbler in top (west) end of wood between Maes-y-Rhiw and Thornhill estates, Cwmbran (ST273957). During the 1980s they used to hold territory here every year, normally starting singing on 5 or 6 May, but they ceased coming several years ago. So this is a very early arrival for this site. Will it stay? This observation was made during a circular 2-hour Migration Watch which yielded 6 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs and only 1 Willow Warbler. I find this typical of the year, with CC numbers high, BC moderate (and later) and WW very low.
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g t thorne

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
first garden warbler monbrec canal 17.15pm 16/04 song confirmed by 2cds.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 15 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
With the Atlas now taking priority, not much time to do much else, but did get down to Goldcliff this morning (15.4.03) when the tide was still well up. A fine still day logging 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Mute Swan, the grey-white goose again down on Goldcliff Pill estuary, 31 Shelduck, 26 Mallard, 132 Teal, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe drumming over the fields east of Monks Lagoon (Tetrad 38R), 8 Common Redshanks, 1 Greenshanks, 1 Ruff, 13 Black Tailed Godwits, 4 Bar Tailed Godwits. Down on the spartina 8 Whimbrel with 13 Curlew. Also a male Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Pheasant, and 3 late Fieldfares.
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John Wilson

Tuesday, 15 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
15th April - Goldcliff: 3 Ruff & 20 Blackwits, also 1 Knot showing first signs of sum. plum. - all in the far lagoon from the gate, behind the sea wall. Also 4 Pintail still, 10 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler etc etc.
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John Wilson

Tuesday, 15 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Late news for yesterday [14th] at Goldcliff: one Orangetip seen in the small parking area by the main gate.
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Chris Dale

Monday, 14 April 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Caldicot Country Park (lets get away from Uskmouth and Goldcliffe!). Greater Sptd Woodpecker drumming most mornings (8am). Green Woodpeckers calling. Several Nuthatches. Little Owl (evening usually - been sited for the last few years).
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David Price

Monday, 14 April 2003

GLWR

Main Sighting:
G.L.W.R Lagoons, Black Tailed godwit (42), House Martin(6), Swallow(6), Fieldfare(1), Sparrowhawk(1 male).
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John Wilson

Monday, 14 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Mon. 14th April - Goldcliff; 6 Blackwits, 4 LRP, many Lapwing already sitting
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