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Home Sightings

Sightings

Keith Jones

Monday, 03 November 2003

Caerleon

Main Sighting:
Walked Lodge Wood, today (4.11.03), counting any birds seen, or heard. Among the 31 species present 1 Buzzard, 5 Wren, 13 Robin, 11 Blackbird, 26 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 53 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Marsh Tit, 7 Great Tit, 39 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 23 Chaffinch, and 7 Jay.
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Adrian Hickman

Saturday, 01 November 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
1st Nov. HEN HARRIER (ringtail)flew west over Usk at c10.30am
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Jeff Fisher

Thursday, 30 October 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Just a short note to say that water level is now very low indeed. The pond outside the hide has now dried out completely. Very little about. Only birds of note were two jays in the woodland near the car park. Pheasant on the road down and a small flock of redwing in the village. If you are planning a trip to the reservoir, suggest waiting until the water level increases.
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Ian Smith

Tuesday, 28 October 2003

Osbaston, Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Grey Wagtails regularly visiting new pond in garden for past week. Redpolls also visiting on and off since weekend - first non-flyovers for a few years. Very noticeable rise in bird food consumption since the frosts started. Birds probably as shocked by weather change as we are !
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Keith Jones

Monday, 27 October 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff at first light (27.10.03) to catch the tide, and walked the lagoons path, and down Goldcliff Pill. Four men fishing from the sea wall between Goldcliff Pill, and the lagoons. Among the 57 species identified, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Shelduck, 66 Mallard, 12 Teal, 120 Wigeon, 38 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 18 Ringed Plover, 13 Grey Plover, 11 Lapwing, 40 Knot, 430 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, 153 Curlew, 103 Common Redshanks, 3 Green Sandpiper, 111 Black Headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Stonechat, 9 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 25 Long Tailed Tit, and 2 Raven.
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John Martin

Sunday, 26 October 2003

GLWR

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth end - went to see the Yellow-browed Warbler late afternoon, which showed briefly and called a few times in the copse at the E end of the SE lagoon. Also the drake Ring-necked Duck, female Scaup (-type, maybe too much black at the bill tip but otherwise looks good in terms of size, head shape etc), 2 Stonechat, 2 Water Rail, 15+ Gadwall, Shoveler, several Cetti'ss, Chiffchaff, Redpoll.
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Adrian Hickman

Sunday, 26 October 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER showing intermittently throughout afternoon until ca4.30pm in'scopse'sat eastern end of the new reedbed Lagoons(approx ST338 826)ie.behind seat. Often elusive and difficult to see but drew attention to itself by its'sdistinct'stsueest's call. Also drake Ring-necked Duck,Water Rail(good views),Merlin,Siskin,Redpoll,Clouded Yellow butterfly and very impressive Starling roost.
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Hadyn Jones

Friday, 24 October 2003

West Pill,Undy

Main Sighting:
A walk down Fisherman'ss lane to West Pill this afternoon produced 6 Brambling with about 12 Chaffinches feeding in the sycamores,@ 100 Fieldfare,2 Chiffchaffs,18 Red-Legged Partridges and 2 Stonechats to name the better birds.
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Mal Jenkins

Thursday, 23 October 2003

Pontypool

Main Sighting:
Unusual sight of a Grey Heron landing and staying a while on a house roof along the Highway New Inn! Took no notice of any of the traffic or noise below.
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 23 October 2003

Bulmore Lakes

Main Sighting:
Visited Bulmore Lakes (NGR: ST 365 924) today (23.10.03). Among the birds present 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 25 Mallard, 29 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 male 1 female Goldeneye, 1 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 2 Water Rail Heard, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 7 Pheasant, 9 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 14 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay, and 1 dead Barn Owl (no sign of injury, looked emaciated).
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