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Home Sightings

Sightings

John Davies

Monday, 15 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Hundreds of Swallow'ss & House Martin'ss migrating over Abergavenny / Usk valley from mid day onwards.
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Steve Butler

Sunday, 14 September 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
14/9/03 GOLDCLIFF POOLS TIME 20.00 170 BLACK TAIL GODWIT 400+ CURLEW 200+ KNOT 4 GREENSHANK 6 LITTLE EGRET 6 LITTLE GREBE 5 SHELDUCK 80 CANADA GOOSE ALL BIRDS PUT UP BY FISHERMEN ON THE SEA WALL
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Alan

Sunday, 14 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
bit tricky this, is it Gwent or Caerphilly borough? used to be Monmouthshire so leave it to the experts. Over 100 Swallows counted above Trethomas on Thursday morning 11th Sept. highest number seen here and all gone next day. WERE THEY PASSING THROUGH.
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John O'Sullivan

Sunday, 14 September 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
At Ynys y fro Sunday morningn evidence of movement with 1 Whinchat(2nd record this year), 1 reed bunting (1st this year),1 Garden Warbler (1st), 2 kingfishers(1st),Great Black backed gull, 6 Grey wagtail (up by 4),5 chiffchaffs and a willow warbler. This constitutes a veritable fall for here.
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Hadyn Jones

Saturday, 13 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
12/9/03 late afternoon-Collister to West Pill-1 Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat,12 N. Wheatear,1 Yellow Wagtail,1 Lesser Whitethroat,8 Red-Legged Partridge,2 Reed Warblers,13 Chiffchaff,steady passage of Swallows going east plus 150 feeding over Collister saltmarsh.1 Little Egret and 39 Black-tailed Godwits on rising tide. 13/9/03 a.m. -Rogiet foreshore-up to 160 Wigeon. Collister-1 Tree Pipit,several Siskins,up to 525 Curlew,5 Black tailed Godwit,3 Bar-tailed Godwit.
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John O'Sullivan

Saturday, 13 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff this morning, 2 curlew sandpiper, 3 little stints, 1 spotted redshank, 4 greenshank, 1 little ringed plover, 1 grey plover, good numbers of knot and black tailed godwits, 2 peregrine, kingfisher, redstart. At saltmarsh lane, 1 green sandpiper, greylag goose, 2 whinchats and 2 yellow wagtails.
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Steve Butler

Friday, 12 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
12/9/03 12.30 GOBION 2 HOBBY 1 LITTLE EGRET MIXED FLOCK OF SWALLOW SANDMARTIN AND HOUSE MARTIN 300+ 7 CORMORANT
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 11 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning at high tide (11.9.03). Fairly quiet with 6 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 22 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatchers, 116 Black Tailed Godwits, 13 Bar Tailed Godwits, 6 Greenshanks, 30 Common Redshanks, 1 Ruff, 60 Dunlin, 240 Knot, 140 Black Headed Gulls, 5 House Martin, 33 Swallow, and 1 Common Whitethroat.
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Bryn & Ros Burgess

Wednesday, 10 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Sat 6/9/03 Goldcliff Lagoons. Greenshank 4,L Egret 6, Wheater 1,L Grebe 1, Knot 92, Black Tailed Godwit 183, Ruff 2, Ringed Plover 2, Snipe 3, Common Sandpiper 1 & Commic Tern (probably Common Tern)
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 10 September 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth early morning (10.9.03) to catch the tide. Walked from Power Station, around the lagoons, up Farmfield Lane, completing at Goldcliff road. Noted: 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 17 Mute Swan, 104 Mallard, 8 Teal, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 3 Greenshanks, 13 Curlew, 1 Pheasant, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, Cetti'ss Warblers, in song again with 7 singing, also 5 Chaffchaff in song, and 1 singing Reed Warbler. Also 1 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 8 House Martin, and 26 Goldfinch.
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