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Adrian Hickman

Monday, 28 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
28th April.Goldcliff Lagoons.Afternoon.11 Lapwing chicks,28 Blakwits,Common Sand,m Ruff,50+ Whimbrel,c180 Dunlin,15 Ringed Plover,2 LRP,1 Sanderling,2 Avocets,several Swifts,White Wags,Whitethroat and Merlin.
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Chris Jones

Sunday, 27 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Sea watch from Goldcliff Point between 06:20 - 09:50hrs. Minimum of 51 Gannets, 28 Fulmar, 68 Kittiwakes, all down channel. Also 3 Great Skuas [flying up channel], 2 Divers [1 of which was positively ID'sd as a Red-throated], 1 Manx Shearwater, 20+ Commic Terns and 2 unidentified Auks.
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 27 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning (27.4.03) although wind presented a few problems quite a bit of stuff seen: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 39 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 6 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 14 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Redshanks, the 2 Avocets still present, 42 Whimbrel, 4 Black Tailed Godwits, 6 Swift, 16 House Martins, 2 Yellow Wagtail. Also at rest on the island on Bec Lagoon a single white goose, with orange - pink bill, pink legs, plumage all white, with black primaries showing. I assume this is the same bird I'sve now seen a few times in the same locality. Up until now its been white-grey, but is now all white. Also reported but not seen by myself 2 Little Ringed Plovers, a White Wagtail, and a few Dunlin.
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John Davies

Sunday, 27 April 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Hobby flying over Abergavenny Town at 13.00 Hours 27/4/03
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Chris Jones

Saturday, 26 April 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff early am 26th Apr - 1 adult Gannet upchannel at 07:15hrs. On the Lagoons the 2 Avocets remained along with 2 Knot, 35+ Whimbrel, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and several Black-tailed Godwits. Also a single Greylag Goose. At Uskmouth reedbeds, several Cetti'ss Warblers, 1 of which, at the bottom of Farmfield Lane was showing exceptionally well.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 25 April 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Ynys y Fro Reservoir today for 15 minutes. Generally quite, although movements of about 24 Swallow, and about 18 House Martins. Also noticed on the north reservoir a single female Mallard, with just one chick, which may suggest a heavy toll of her brood.
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Darren Hughes

Thursday, 24 April 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Monmouth 6 SWift 4 House Martin 2 Yellow Wag 1 Sedge War 1Whincat
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Adrian Hickman

Thursday, 24 April 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
USK 23April 3 SWIFTS & 6 on 24th
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Steven Butler

Thursday, 24 April 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
1 male siskin on feeder in garden Abergavenny 24/4/03
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G Noakes

Thursday, 24 April 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
24 April at the Castle Meadows Abergavenny: 2 Common Swifts and 1 Garden Warbler this afternoon.
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