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Sightings

John Bennett

Monday, 13 January 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
11th January.Great grey shrike seen in Wentwood at 9-30am and again at 2-30pm in the Cadira Beeches/Nine Wells area but not on Sunday during the morning.Also 100+crossbills and some siskins.12th January 12 goldeneye at Llandegfedd reservoir . A short-eared owl and bittern reported at Uskmouth.
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George Noakes & Rob Moeller

Sunday, 12 January 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
12th January : Castle Meadows, Abergavenny 3 male & 3 female Goosanders, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and numerous Redwings and Fieldfares this morning.
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Martin Collier and Kay Howell

Saturday, 11 January 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visted the icy Goldcliffe Lagoons. Nothing remarkable until Kay spotted a Heron grab a Starling and then we both watched as it then dispatched and then tried to consume the Starling whole! No easy feat. birds seen: Knot, Black tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Oystercatcher,Curlew,Mallard, Widgeon, Teal, Shelduck, 'sDistant's Kestrel, Redwing. There were lots of Lapwing in the fields on the right hand side of the road before Goldcliff Village.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 08 January 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Walked the Gwent Levels from Uskmouth, including Saltmarsh lane, and its western footpaths. Down Boat Lane, up the Pill, finishing at Goldcliff Lagoons, and foreshore. A very good five hours with 57 different species. These included a Tawny Owl cal
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 08 January 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
January 8th : Tim Griffiths has reported a Common Crane flying over the dam end of Llandegffed Reservoir this afternoon, heading north-east. Keep your eyes peeled!
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Ian Cooke

Monday, 06 January 2003

Tredegar Country Park

Main Sighting:
25+ lapwing feeding on ground in fields opposite the industrial estate between Tredegar and Ebbwvale.
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John Bennett

Monday, 06 January 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
05-01-2003.15 Goldeneye on river Usk just south of Usk.Also 1 goosander.
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 05 January 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Unfortunately missed the G.O.S. morning trip to Llandegfedd Reservoir but did spend 3 hours there from mid day on 5.1.03. Walked from the dam, to include the whole of the west, and north of the reservoir. A good day with a total of 45 species including 5 Little Grebe, 39 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Bewicks Swan, 213 Mallard, 313 Teal, 502 Wigeon, 1 male 5 female Goosander, 2 Buzzard. 32 Coot, 17 Long Tailed Tit, Coal, Blue, and Great Tits, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Redpoll, 5 Tree Sparrow c. 30m west of the Blue Pool Hide, and 12 Raven. ); insert into sightings values (
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Steven B utler

Saturday, 04 January 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
GLWR Uskmouth 3/JAN/03 15.45 2 Hen Harrier over reed beds. Large Starling flock, also Sparrowhawk, Kestrel & Buzzard. Water Rail and Cettis Warbler calling from reeds. Other observers George Noakes, Arthur Pitcher and Wayne Geater.
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Ian Cooke

Thursday, 02 January 2003

Clytha Cutting

Main Sighting:
1 Woodcock at Clytha Cutting I also saw one on 31st October at the same place. Also spent all day watching a Cormorant fishing on the swolen River Monnnow from the office window. I was quite amazed at how long the bird stopped under the water and then appeared without being washed downstream when the river is at its heighest.
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