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Sightings

Keith Jones

Friday, 28 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff lagoons, and shore mid morning on 28.3.03. A very good day with 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 41 Shelduck, 51 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 37 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, including one biscuit coloured, with dark bill, tail area, and white speculums, 6 Tufted Duck. Also 15 Coot, 3 Moorhen,11 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 24 Common Redshanks, 2 Ruff the north end of Monks Lagoon, 3 Avocets, the southern part of Monks Lagoon, and a Greenshanks on the shore. A male Merlin shot passed, a Kingfisher on the reen by the hump back bridge, 2 singing Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, and a single Siskin in the village.
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MikeJenkin, Marc Suller

Friday, 28 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons 6.45-8.00am Three avocets on lagoon from 2nd hide. L R Plover on Island and fly-over goshawk. Well worth the early visit!
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 27 March 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Visited Lodge Wood today (27.3.03) start of Atlas work, good collection of stuff including Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Tree Creeper, Jay, Buzzard, Great , and Wood Woodpeckers. Also 1 singing Blackcap.
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g.thorne risca

Thursday, 27 March 2003

Crosskeys

Main Sighting:
Willow warbler waunfawr bridge crosskeys gwent 26/03/03
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Dylan Foster Evans

Monday, 24 March 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Sorry for the typo - read 'sgarganey's!
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Dylan Foster Evans

Monday, 24 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Also at Goldcliff Lagoons yesterday (23/3) one drake gargeny. Seen by several observers - early pm amongst the gadwalls, later with a pair of pintails.
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David Price

Monday, 24 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons-2:00-3:00 Black Tailed Godwit(14),Ruff(2),Gadwall(8) Redshank(20),Lapwing(12,pairs),Little Egret(3) Ringed Plover(1),Chiff Chaff(3).
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Leyton Williams-Davies

Sunday, 23 March 2003

Pontypool

Main Sighting:
Red Kite over Cwmynyscoy, Pontypool 23/03/2003 at 17:00. Flying due west, soaring occaisonal leisurely wing beat. It'ss the first one I'sve seen in the area, unmistakable, a lovely sight.
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G Noakes S Butler A Pitcher

Saturday, 22 March 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Pools 22nd March: This morning, on the lagoons, 1 Ruff, 1 L.R. Plover, 5 Ringed Plovers, 34 Dunlins, 4 Barnacle Geese and 3 Little Egrets.
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mark molyneux

Friday, 21 March 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
I note that Jerry Lewis comments on page 7 of the March Dipper on the lack of Greenfinch recordings this winter. I planted last spring about two acres of wild bird cover in my farm in one large block beside a small wood. The predominant plants in the cover are kale, sunflower, millet and mustard. Through December and January we had a resident flock of about 200 greenfinch which fed on the sunflower seed and roosted in the adjacent wood. They have now gone, as have all the seeds in the sunflower heads. A few goldfinch joined the greenfinch, which were regularly chased by a sparrowhawk, Mark Molyneux Rockfield Park Rockfield Monmouth NP25 5QB 01600 715411
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