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Home Sightings

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 01 February 2004

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Bittern seen flying on two occasions thought to be same bird. In the fields approaching the reserve 200 Fieldfare 10 Redwings along with 100 Starlings. Back on the reserve Gadwall 20 Goldeneye 6 Wigeon 50 Shelduck 150 Curlew 100 Pochard 20 Tufted Duck 20. A single Redpoll was with a flock of 40 Goldfinches. Both Cetti'ss Warbler and Water Rail were heard. Greater and Lesser Black-backed and Black-headed Gulls were seen.
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Dave Brassey

Sunday, 01 February 2004

Magor Marsh Reserve

Main Sighting:
Two pairs Mute Swans in full courtship displays and chasing followed by mating - totally cleared the pond of Mallard and Teal!!!
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G T Thorne

Sunday, 01 February 2004

Risca

Main Sighting:
among other birds on feeders in the garden a female BlackCap was present.
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G T Thorne

Saturday, 31 January 2004

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
11.15am Top.1L/Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck,1 Heron,1 male Pochard,5 Coot,4 Mallard,1 Moorhen.Bottom .10 Cormorant,65 Coot,18 Mallard,2 L/Grebe,1 G/C,Grebe,7 Tufted Duck.
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Thursday, 29 January 2004

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
bittern in reedbed on left 100 yds before copse
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 28 January 2004

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth today (28.1.04) at high tide. Among the birds seen 17 Little Egrets in field to east of Nash, 161 Shelduck, 90 Mallard, 60 Teal, 300 Wigeon, 63 Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 47 Tufted Duck, 1 male Ring Necked Duck, 15 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 60 Grey Plover, 240 Knot 80 Dunlin, 16 Common Redshanks, 18 Curlew, 70 Fieldfare, 2 Bearded Reedling, 2 Tree Creepers, 15 Reed Bunting and reports of a Bittern a few days ago.
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G T Thorne

Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Junc M48M4

Main Sighting:
00.27am Barn Owl Flying off motorway sign then along opposite banking.This is third time barn owl seen in this area.Are they breeding nearby?.
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Mike Pointon

Tuesday, 27 January 2004

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
10:45am At high tide today most noteworthy were a fock of 120 Pintail, maily drakes.
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Keith Roylance & Mick Bailey

Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Gobion

Main Sighting:
Walked the bank of the river between 10.00 & 14.00.Noted in particular 3 Green Sandpiper,12 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 8 Little Grebe, 17 Wood Pigeon, 5 Heron, 14 Mute Swan & 2 Bewick Swans,Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Goosander, Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 2 Rooks, Common, Black Headed & Great Black Backed Gulls, Meadow Pipit, 100+ Redwing. Plus common species Robin, Blackbird, Chaffinch etc
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Darryl Spittle

Monday, 26 January 2004

Near J26 M4

Main Sighting:
Short-eared Owl briefly over eastbound carriageway of M4 just west of junction 26, then flew north (approx 20:00)
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