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Sightings

Adrian Hickman

Monday, 17 November 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Sunday 16th Nov. MERLIN and PEREGRINE seen from 'sFarmers arms's car park! Lagoons very quiet but 660 WIGEON in Pill and fem/imm BLACK REDSTART flycatching from roof of farm buildings near Goldcliff pt.
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Dave Owen

Sunday, 16 November 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
Clearing between Cadira beeches and Nine Wells held 3 willow tits, 2 marsh tits, 1 flyover goshawk, 7 redpoll and 15 siskin. No sign of Great Grey Shrike between 10 50 and 15 00. A shrike did show for an hour in the clearing by the roadside near Little Oak. Sadly it had gone by the time I got there.
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Gill Jones, Nick Saunders.

Sunday, 16 November 2003

Newhouse to Mathern Pill

Main Sighting:
60+ Lapwing feeding on foreshore, 30ish Dunlin,Redshank,Curlew,small group of Wigeon,2 Green woodpeckers,2 Merlin,1 Sparrowhawk,1 Buzzard, flocks of Linnet,M.pipit,Fieldfare and Redwing,5 Reedbunting. Of interest Lapland buntings seen on opposite shore this weekend at Aust, Northwick and further down channel at Clevedon. Female Blackcap in garden.
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Ian Smith

Sunday, 16 November 2003

Osbaston, Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Blackcap male arrived yesterday and two males and a female seen today in the garden. A little late arriving for the Winter than previous recent years (possibly the warm autumn ?).); insert into sightings values (
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Chris Jones

Saturday, 15 November 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Single Great Crested Grebe and female Ruddy Duck amongst the usual species this pm
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John Bennett

Saturday, 15 November 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
GREAT GREY SHRIKE sat morn,seen about 9.30am in the clearing between Cadira Beeches and Nine Wells picnic site (ie; on the east side of the road) but typically mobile. Also small no.s Redpoll, 1+ Crossbill, Willow tit etc.
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Chris Jones

Friday, 14 November 2003

Goldcliff Point

Main Sighting:
An hour sea watch this morning between 07:30 and 08:30 produced just a Diver species flying upchannel, despite the strong SW winds
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Chris Dale

Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Magor Marsh Reserve

Main Sighting:
Several Stonechats, Gt Sptd Woodpecker (either several or the same one several times!), goldcrest and poss woodcock? flushed at distance from grassland
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Peterstone Wentlooge

Main Sighting:
Walked from the Pill, and Gout, down the coast to Peterstone village, at high tide this morning (12.11.03). In the gout 7 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egrets, a few Mallard, and Teal. A very large flock of waders, couldn'st get an accurate count, but estimate 1400 Common Redshanks, 800 Dunlin, 400 Knot, 130 Black Tailed Godwits, counts 0f 146 Lapwing, and 14 Grey Plover. Elsewhere, 154 Curlew, total duck count 210 Mallard, 338 Wigeon, and 111 Teal
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Keith Roylance & Mick Bailey

Tuesday, 11 November 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Short walk from feeding station to just past Bert Hamer Hide, before Rain & increasing mist made observations difficult. 40 Species including 17 Cormorant,60 Lapwing, 80 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 20 Black Headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe,13 Pochard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Heron, (NO Mallard were observed at all on this limited observation.) 6 Pheasant,2 Marsh Tit,Blue,Great,Long Tailed & Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock,Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare,Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 150 Starling, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Kestrel, Crow, Jay, Magpie, 4 Raven, Wood Pigeon. Possible Willow Tit at entrance to Car Park.
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