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per chris jones

Friday, 13 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Report received from members of the WWT conducting a survey along the Gwent section of the estuary - Fri 13th Dec 02 Peterstone - Firecrest between the church and the seawall, Uskmouth - Hen Harrier and at Goldcliff a Purple Sandpiper and 13 Bewick Swans
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Chris Jones

Tuesday, 10 December 2002

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Ynysyfro Res - 9th Dec 2002 - amongst the usual wildfowl there were 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal and 1 Great Crested Grebe. The interesting female Scaup / Pochard hybred remains on the top pool
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Mick Bailey

Thursday, 05 December 2002

Pontypool

Main Sighting:
Tues 3 Dec. One Little Grebe on canal just south of Pontymoile Basin (Pontypool). Not worried by people walking by. I have never seen one on the canal before. Same day, I met GOS member Alan Price who recounted seeing a Heron flying along the canal just north of Pontypool, suddenly checking itself and diving (successfully) for a frog or fish. This is the third report of such diving that I have received from the Pontypool area since reporting my own sighting to The Dipper. Same bird or have others copied?
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David Broadley

Monday, 02 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth Reserve for the first time on Saturday morning (30 November). 2 Cetti'ss and Water Rail heard plus pair of Red-breasted Mergansers flying along foreshore and ring-tailed Hen Harrier being mobbed by Crow.
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Helen Jones & Phil Thompson

Sunday, 01 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Saturday 30 November Uskmouth. Hen Harrier still present at 13:45, Water Rail heard
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Ruth Brown

Friday, 29 November 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth Thurs. 28 Nov. 3.30p.m. Ring-tail Hen Harrier, SE Owl hunting near copse, Goldeneye, Pochard, Many singing Cetti'ss. If you wish to see starling roost don'st park in Uskmouth car park - they lock it at 4.30, and yesterday the starlings roosted at 4.25.
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Matt Broome

Monday, 25 November 2002

GLWR

Main Sighting:
GLWR Sun 25th Nov @ 10:45 a.m Bittern flew overhead across reedbeds near East Usk lighthouse and disappeared back into reeds near footpath overlooking fields below.Observed by two others who were extremely pleased as they had driven 60m to visit the reserve.Hen Harrier (ring tail) still present.
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John Bennett

Monday, 25 November 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
At Uskmouth-25th November at dusk One Hen Harrier(ring-tail),a drake scaup,cetti'ss warbler very evident(one well seen) and 1000'ss of Starlings
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Tim Hall

Saturday, 23 November 2002

Gwent

Main Sighting:
23/11/02 1345 Approx 25 Crossbills @ SO31175, above Talybont Res.
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Alan

Thursday, 21 November 2002

Usk

Main Sighting:
A White Jackdaw was spotted on two occations 31st Oct & 1st Nov 2002. Both times being at dusk coming to roost, This bird is not pure white but more of a siler. Tredgar House, Newport Gwent.
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