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Sightings

George Noakes John Davies

Saturday, 19 April 2003

Bryn

Main Sighting:
19th April: at the Bryn today 1 yellow wagtail; 2 oystercatchers on the 18th and 1 male whinchat on the 17th at the same site.
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G T Thorne

Friday, 18 April 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth Pools 19/04 11/45am 2hr Visit.4Swallows.Whitethroat.3Reed Warblers.5 CettisWarblers.4 ChiffChaff.3 Cormorant.4 Little Grebe.2 Nesting MuteSwan.13Pair Tufted Duck.3Little Egret.Plus a Cock Pheasant calling in distance,other common species seen.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 18 April 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Visited Peterstone including Gout, Pill, and towards the village at high tide this morning (18.4.03). Among the birds seen include 1 Great Crested Grebe on the Gout 4 Mute Swan which included 1 bird on the nest in the Gout, 11 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 8 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 2 Oystercatchers, 38 Common Redshanks, 13 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Pheasant, 1 singing Garden Warbler, 1 singing Reed Warbler. Also reported but seen by myself, 1 Golden Plover, several Curlew, and Whimbrel.
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Darryl Spittle

Thursday, 17 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Pools this evening - 2 Avocet, 1 Yellow Wag, 4+ White Wags, 1 Wheatear, 6+ Whimbrel and 1 Ruff.
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Chris Jones

Thursday, 17 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons this morning [17th] - 2 Avocet, 39 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Knot and 2 Grey Plover amongst the usual selection.
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John Evans

Thursday, 17 April 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Weds 16/04 a fairly large group of Sand Martins following the course of the Usk off The Moorings, St. Julians at about 2020 yesterday evening. Probably 50+ in number. Also Thurs 17/04 Reed Warbler singing at 0615 in the reedbed at the bottom of the Moorings - first one heard here this year.
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Hadyn Jones

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Wed evening 16/4/03-Goldcliff lagoons-main birds-30 Whimbrel,35 Black-tailed Godwits,2 LRP'ss, 3 Little Egrets.
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Mick Bailey

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
Wed 16/04/2003 at 10:40. A singing Wood Warbler in top (west) end of wood between Maes-y-Rhiw and Thornhill estates, Cwmbran (ST273957). During the 1980s they used to hold territory here every year, normally starting singing on 5 or 6 May, but they ceased coming several years ago. So this is a very early arrival for this site. Will it stay? This observation was made during a circular 2-hour Migration Watch which yielded 6 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs and only 1 Willow Warbler. I find this typical of the year, with CC numbers high, BC moderate (and later) and WW very low.
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g t thorne

Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
first garden warbler monbrec canal 17.15pm 16/04 song confirmed by 2cds.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 15 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
With the Atlas now taking priority, not much time to do much else, but did get down to Goldcliff this morning (15.4.03) when the tide was still well up. A fine still day logging 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Mute Swan, the grey-white goose again down on Goldcliff Pill estuary, 31 Shelduck, 26 Mallard, 132 Teal, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe drumming over the fields east of Monks Lagoon (Tetrad 38R), 8 Common Redshanks, 1 Greenshanks, 1 Ruff, 13 Black Tailed Godwits, 4 Bar Tailed Godwits. Down on the spartina 8 Whimbrel with 13 Curlew. Also a male Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Pheasant, and 3 late Fieldfares.
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