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Home Sightings

Sightings

Darryl Spittle

Wednesday, 02 July 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Pools 02/07/03 pm - 1 adult White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, plus the usual Avocets (pair + 4 young), etc.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 02 July 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Called in at Ynys y Fro reservoirs this evening (2.7.03). Nothing on south pool, all on the north with 1 Little Grebe (heard), 1 Mute Swan, 1 Bar headed Goose in the company of 3 .Canada. Seen this bird quite a few times last year, but this is my first siting this year. 14 Mallard with another female in the company of 4 well grown young, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 female Ruddy Duck, 28 Coot, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, and 2 Jay.
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Darren Hughes

Wednesday, 02 July 2003

Wyesham

Main Sighting:
2nd July 2 Peregrins over Wyesham calling.Headed of towards Trelleck at a great rate off knots.
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John o sullivan

Tuesday, 01 July 2003

Bassaleg

Main Sighting:
Above Bassaleg School,1 male yellow wagtail,a very pale 'sfrosted's common buzzard, and on the trout lakes 1 female tufted( 7 chicks), 1 great crested grebe, 1 little grebe, 42 canada geese, and broods of mallard and coot.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 01 July 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning (1.7.03) dodging the worse of the showers, a rather good range of stuff present. These included 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, the 3 Spoonbill still present, 5 Mute Swan, 65 Shelduck, 66 Mallard (including 3 sets of young: 10, 5, and 6), 22 Teal, 5 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck which included 1 female with 8 recently fledged young (just off the 3rd platform), 1 Buzzard, 16 Coot, 4 Moorhen. The waders included 23 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Common Redshanks, 5 adult 1 juv Avocet, 4 Black Tailed Godwits, and 69 Black Headed Gull. Also 1 singing Marsh Tit, and 1 Reed Warbler (Food for young).
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 29 June 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited the northern shore of Llandegfedd Reservoir, the early evening of 28th June, didn'st walk much nursing a knee injury from Birding on Monday. Spent about 50 minutes at the feeding station My wife, and I were rewarded by the presence of 18 species
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Chris Jones

Saturday, 28 June 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff lagoons this morning. 3 imm Spoonbill, 6 Avocets [4 chicks flying around the lagoons], 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 1st summer imm Little Gull.
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Keith Roylance

Thursday, 26 June 2003

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding for 15mins+ at Peanut feeder in garden at Coed Eva, Cwmbran. second sighting this week. Other garden visitors are the usual Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Blackbird, - all with juveniles.Blue & Great Tit. Male & Female Bullfinch regular to a ground feeder. Three juvenile Magpies playing havoc with Hanging Baskets - pulling out and discarding the moss, also pulling off petals from surfinia flowers..
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Robert M PRICE, BLACKWOOD

Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Newbridge

Main Sighting:
21/06/03 While waiting for my children to finish swimming I noticed a single cormorant drying its wings on top of one of the floodlights near the Trecelyn Viaduct Newbridge. Also I seen a single cormorant flying south along the sirhowy river north of the Rock&Fountain pub Blackwood. During last Autumn I also observed three gooseander on the same river.
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John O'Sullivan

Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Y.R sunday 24th. Bar headed goose, 3 canada geese, two great crsted grebes, otherwise quiet.
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