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Sightings

G.Thorne risca

Wednesday, 02 April 2003

Bryn

Main Sighting:
Visit to brynbach park tredegar 02/04 weather cold very windy 15 L/b/b/gull 5 H/gull 12 Coot several prs Mallard.2 G/C/Grebe plus 1 sitting on nest in reeds by no 3 island.No sign of any migrants around lake area.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 02 April 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfedd Reservoir today 2.4.03. Bird count included 35 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 17 Tufted (Including 2 pairs), 3 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Green Woodpecker, 7 Swallow, 14
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Mick Bailey

Wednesday, 02 April 2003

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
2/04/03 11:30 Canal just S of Ty Coch, Cwmbran (ST292935). Possible male RED-FOOTED FALCON. Evidence: a Cornish visitor walking the canal from Newport told Keith Roylance and myself that he had just seen what he thought was a Hobby. However, he had noticed red on the head as well as feet. Blue-grey both above and below. Had not noticed any steaks or bars. Tended to fly low over the water. Had also seen it perched. It flew off westwards. He was not a birder as such, but obviously took an informed interest eg he had just noticed a Grey Wagtail. I have rung Chris Jones who feels it is a bit early for R-F F, but thinks it worthwhile alerting birders to be on the look-out.
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Martin Collier and Kay Howell

Tuesday, 01 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
This Thursday 03/04/03 in the Castle room at Newport Centre an opportunity to talk with prospective assembly members for Newport at an Environmental question time. The session starts at 7:00pm so come along and have your say!
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STEVEN BUTLER JOHN DAVIES

Tuesday, 01 April 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
GWENT LEVELS WETLAND RESERVE 30/3/03 TIME 17.00 TO 20.00 GOLDCLIFF 2 RUFF 31BLACK TAILED GODWIT 54 REDSHANK 4 OYSTERCATCHER 4 RINGED PLOVER 98 SHELDUCK 10 PINTAIL AND AT USKMOUTH REEDBEDS 2 BITTERN 6WATER RAIL 10 LITTLE GREBE 10 CETTIS WARBLER 16.03.03 GREAT WHITE EGRET SEEN FLYING IN TO ROOST AT REED BEDS USKMOUTH AT 18.00HRS. OBSERVED BY MYSELF AND JOHN DAVIES.); insert into sightings values (
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Keith Jones

Monday, 31 March 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth at low tide, 31.3.03. Birds present included, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 1 Whooper Swan, 10 Mute Swan including 2 on the nest. 6 Shelduck, 13 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 69 Tufted Duck, and 3 Pochard. Also noticed a hybred Scaup-Tufted Duck female (Bill, and white distribution suggests Scaup, back end suggests Scaup, smooth head suggests Scaup, and bill length suggests Tufted Duck. Also a possible hybred male Pochard - Tufted Duck: very dark red, and smooth head, rest of body suggests a male Pochard, yet in flight distinct white wing bar noticed. This bird was very wary. Also a Peregrine, Buzzard, female Hen Harrier, 4 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 18 Coot, 1 Oystrecatcher, 9 Curlew, 2 Pheasant, 6 Cettis Warblers, 1 Backcap, 10 Chafficaff, 5 Reed Bunting, and 4 Raven.
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Mike Jenkin

Monday, 31 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff lagoons- 30/03/03- noon Ringtail hen harrier low in front of lagoon (from 2nd hide). Harrassed a couple of skylarks before rising and making off over sea wall.
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Mal jenkins

Sunday, 30 March 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff and Uskmouth today: 12 L.Egret, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 fem Kestrel, Shelduck, 5 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Mute and Whooper Swan, Teal, Pintail, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 5 Cetti'ss Warbler and every bush and tree seemed to contain a singing Chiffchaff.
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dave deboo

Sunday, 30 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Weeekend visit to mother in law! Saw 3 Avocet and a LRP on 29/03/03 at Goldcliffe. Heard and had decent views of Cetti'ss Warbler on 30/03/03 at Gwent levels. Lovely weather, met v.friendly birders. Will be back soon for a longer stay.); insert into sightings values (
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G Noakes S Butler R Moeller A Pitcher

Saturday, 29 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
29th March 2003 : this morning between 8.30 and 11 at Goldcliff lagoons, a ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Avocets, 2 Ruffs and 2 LR Plovers.
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