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Home Sightings

Sightings

Keith Jones

Monday, 10 February 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Walked from Uskmouth to Nash 10.2.03, where I Logged 9 Little Egret, the tame Whooper Swan still present. On the foreshore at high tide: 67 Shelduck, 250 Mallard, 70 Teal, 528 Wigeon, 36 Pintail, 60 Grey Plover, 4 Oystercatcher, 125 Curlew, 40 Common Redshanks, 180 Knot, and 1380 Dunlin. 67 Tufted Duck, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 52 Coot, 4 Singing Cetti'ss Warbler, 2 male 1 female Stonechat, and 5 Reed Bunting on the lagoons.
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Marc

Monday, 10 February 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Sunday at 16.30 : Bittern flying over reeds to the East of the lighthouse at Uskmouth.
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Adrian Hickman

Friday, 07 February 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
2/5/2003 Enjoyable afternoon at llandegfedd res.Very close views grazing Wigeon from the new hide(N.end],breeding plumage GC grebes displaying in entrance bay and superb Kingfisher just outside B.Hamar hide.Flock of 150 Lapwing in a field on NW side inc.1 leucistic bird.Flock accompanied by 30 BH Gulls which were very adept at stealing their food .In fact the Lapwings frequently gave up their meals with very little argument.Perhaps it`s easier to find another worm than to waste precious energy on being harassed by a persistent gull!
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 07 February 2003

Llangorse Lake

Main Sighting:
Llangorse Lake - Thursday 6th February Male smew showing well close to the reed beds to the left of the car park at Llangasty church. Ruff on the little spit of land to the right, flew of toward Llangorse village. Report from a local bird watcher that a blck necked grebe had been showing well from the car park for several days. Regret that I could not confirm this sighting. Pleanty of wild fowl including 50 plus widgeon, 20 plus goldeneye (only three males), 12 shoveller, 3 pochard and plenty of tufted duck, teal and mallard.
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 07 February 2003

Llangorse Lake

Main Sighting:
Llangorse Lake - Thursday 6th February Male smew showing well close to the reed beds to the left of the car park at Llangasty church. Ruff on the little spit of land to the right, flew of toward Llangorse village. Report from a local bird watcher that a blck necked grebe had been showing well from the car park for several days. Regret that I could not confirm this sighting. Pleanty of wild fowl including 50 plus widgeon, 20 plus goldeneye (only three males), 12 shoveller, 3 pochard and plenty of tufted duck, teal and mallard.
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Mal Jenkins

Wednesday, 05 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Barn Owl hunting along the verge of the M4 at junction 29 (A48M) at 2345 last night.
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Keith Jones

Monday, 03 February 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Made my monthly visit to Llandegfedd Reservoir today 3.2.03 covering, the dam end, north shore, and all of the west bank including the inlets. Tried to get an accurate count given the bright light, numbers include 20 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 27 Grey Heron, 12 Canada Geese, 238 Teal, 222 Wigeon, 66 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck,6 Pochard, 1 female Goosander, 2 Moorhen, 16 Coot, 1Common Snipe, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Raven, Jay, Green Woodpecker. Low numbers of passerines including single Marsh Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch etc.
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Dawn Higgs

Monday, 03 February 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Male bullfinch, high in a tree with no coverage, appearing to peck up and down the branches. Sighted in day hospital grounds, at Nevill Hall Hospital Abergavenny.
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Darren Hughes

Friday, 31 January 2003

Wyesham

Main Sighting:
In the last couple of weeks in monmouth just from casual observatoins wandering around town ;Little Grebe wintering @ Monnow Bridge Goshawk over Vauxall & Raven displaying over Wyesham. Are these commoner since I left fifteen years ago or is it my imagination.
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Mick Bailey

Friday, 31 January 2003

Gobion

Main Sighting:
Spent this morning at Gobion with Keith Roylance. Sunny but ground frozen, so few birds on fields. 26 species. The only water birds were 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 28 Mute Swan, 2 male Teal, 1 pair of Goosander, 17 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, at least 6 Heron, 2 Cormorant and 2 Pied Wagtail. The only raptors were 4 Buzzard, of which 3 were being mobbed by a pair of Raven. Good to see a male Greater Spotted Woodpecker and to hear another drumming in the distance. Thrushes: one flock of about 20 Redwing,the usual scattering of Blackbirds, but no Song Thrush and only 2 each of Mistle and Fieldfare. Yet another country walk this winter where the only finches were Chaffinches. Have the rest moved in to gardens?
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