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Sightings

Ian Smith

Saturday, 07 September 2002

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Hobby hunting over Osbaston, Monmouth at 2.45pm today.
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John Davies / george Noakes / Steve Bulter

Saturday, 07 September 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoon'ss 5/9/02 (High tide) Early Thursday evening enjoyed reasonably good views of Pectoral Sandpiper at the rear of the first lagoon. Other birds present were. Ringed Plover, Snipe, Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, Hobby, 2 Peregrines feeding on salt marsh, 12 Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtails, Wheatear, and an impressive 100 plus Black-tailed Godwits.
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Ian Smith

Tuesday, 03 September 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons this late afternoon. Temminck'ss Stint; very flighty and moving between lagoons, spending minutes flying high following swallows, snipe - anything ! Pectoral Sandpiper present for past few days - this afternoon in general area of two Dunlin and some Little Ringed Plovers, near to main access lane. Little Egrets 15 minimum; Black-tailed Godwits and variety of dabbling duck species, including male Chiloe Wigeon on lagoon neraest Goldcliff Point - possible first for Gwent !
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George Noakes

Monday, 26 August 2002

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Llandegfedd Reservoir 24/08/02 late morning 3 Greenshanks, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
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Ian Cooke

Monday, 26 August 2002

Gwent

Main Sighting:
On the 21.08.02 A covey of 19 fledling partridge on top of the Britsh. There were no adult birds and they were on a mission to find somewhere to settle before dark.
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 21 August 2002

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
21st August; This morning at Llandegfedd Reservoir : 1 adult Common Tern, 4 Greenshanks, 1 juv. Redshank, 6 Little Egrets, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Redstarts and a number of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers
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Karen Francis

Wednesday, 21 August 2002

Gwent

Main Sighting:
If anyone is interested - I live in Splott Cardiff and have made a few sightings of a bird unknown to me (I'sm not an enthusiast). I know this sounds unlikely but I have searched and searched on the internet and have finally identified this bird as a red whiskered bulbul, which I believe is a native of the Indian sub continent ? This bird obviously lives locally because I can see it most evenings. It has a lovely song and seems quite happy pershing along with the sparrows and blackbirds. I just thought this may be of interest to enthusiasts - please write if you would like to visit. Cheers.
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Ian Smith

Monday, 19 August 2002

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
1 Yellow-legged Gull with c200 LB-backed and 2 Herring Gulls this evening at Llandegfedd Reservoir. 1 Common Gull with 3-400 Black-headed Gull. 4 Little Egrets and c60 plus Canada Geese arriving from north near to 9pm. Waders included a juv Redshank, 2 Dunlin (1a), 3 Ringed Plover (2a) and at least 1 Common Sandpiper. All viewed from north end car park. Also 1 Swift over Osbaston, Monmouth on Sunday evening.
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Tim Hall

Sunday, 18 August 2002

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting:
Sun 18th August. 1345. Sugar Loaf (ridge at south end, marked 'sRholben's on OS 1:25000 MAP @ SO280173 approx): Red Grouse, one, flew past, 20 yards away. I was surprised, as there is not much heather where the bird flew from.
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John Wilson

Wednesday, 14 August 2002

Tredegar Country Park

Main Sighting:
14th Aug : An impressive flock of approx 20 Mistle Thrush came out of the edge of Tredegar Park, seen from my Patent Office window. Relocated at lunchtime feeding on Laurel berries adj Forge Lane where it meets the J28 rbt, in the corner of the old golf course. On/over the Ebbw by the Ebbw Bridge, 2 Grey Wags and 20+ Sand Martin. Harris Hawk, Lanner and Saker in Tredegar Park ..... OK they'sre part of the St Mellons show :-) John
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