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Sightings

Keith Jones

Monday, 08 December 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
Visited Peterstone Gout, and Pill only at first light (8.12.03). Bitterly cold, tide not very high, and rather dark so didn'st walk any further. But birds seen include 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 85 Shelduck, 89 Mallard, 20 Teal, 40 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 4 Coot, 30 Lapwing, 24 Curlew, 60 Knot, 180 Common Redshanks, and 93 Black Tailed Godwits
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Ian Smith

Monday, 08 December 2003

Osbaston, Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Redpolls feeding in garden Birch trees again this week. Blackcaps seem to have moved off but their favourite Cotoneaster berries are disapearing, so this is inconclusive! Fieldfares are regular, over-flying the area on feeding forays to everywhere but my garden. Bullfinches however cannot ignore the berries on the Hymalyan Honeysuckle bushes and have been present for months now and getting very tolerant of humans. Sparrows and Tits prioritising fat based foods and leaving seed feeders as very much second choice in this weather. Talking of food..... The 'sTintern's Birders have decided on a new years meal on Friday the 16th. Most likely at the Moon and Sixpence. Probably best to check with Nick saunders nearer the time.
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Helen Jenkins

Sunday, 07 December 2003

On track to Castle Meadows

Main Sighting:
Nutcracker spotted opposite Castle in bushes at entrance to farm at approx 2.40pm.
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John Bennett

Sunday, 07 December 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
About 15 Bewick swans here along with the usual ducks and gulls.Also 1 goldeneye. There have been up to 12 goldeneye on the R.Usk south of the town recently.); insert into sightings values (
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chris west

Sunday, 07 December 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Sunday 7th Dartford warbler east of lighthouse in corner ground easily visible. Ring billed duck with others. Pair of peregrine west of l/house on tall pylon.
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 07 December 2003

Bulmore Lakes

Main Sighting:
Visited Bulmore Lakes today (7.12.03) and walked back to Caerleon along Bulmore Road. At the lakes 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Snow Goose, in company of 70 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard, 8 Teal, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 5 Coot, 2 Common Snipe. While walking along road 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine flying south down Usk river, 4 Green Sandpiper in flooded field, plus another along river, 6 Goosanders, 87 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 4 Common Redshanks, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Redpoll, 6 Siskin, 2 Marsh Tit, and 2 Jay.); insert into sightings values (
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Keith Jones

Saturday, 06 December 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth early afternoon (5.12.03). Among the birds counted 18 Mute Swa, 57 Shelduck, 77 Mallard, 5 Teal, 180 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 54 Tufted Duck, 1 male Ring Necked Duck (NE lagoon), 5 Pochard, 4 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 66 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 singing Cetti'ss Warbler, 6 Stonechat, and 6 Redpoll.
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Hadyn Jones

Friday, 05 December 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Late Friday afternoon juv Dartford Warbler still in S.East corner of S.East lagoon, always associating with 4 Stonechats & favouring the thistle bed, on the inside bend of the coastal path 200yds east of lighthouse. Drake Ring-necked Duck also on S.East lagoon.
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g t thorne

Thursday, 04 December 2003

newhouse farm est chepstow

Main Sighting:
good sighting 1000+ starlings going to roost 4.30pm 4/12/03
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 04 December 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff during early morning (4.12.03). Fairly quiet, but 5 Mute Swan, 18 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 38 Teal, 654 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 5 Gadwall, 2 Kestel, 1 Buzzard, 60 Dunlin, 11 Common Redshanks, 9 Curlew, and 2 Mistle Thrush. 2 Little Egrets in fields north west of Goldcliff village. On reflection of report regarding 2 Bearded Reedlings, at Uskmouth on 30.11.03. I recall, hearing a single 'sching's (Banjo note) in reed beds c. 200m west of above report at Uskmouth on 26.11.03. Didn'st see anything, and heard nothing other than the one note, so didn'st report it at the time. I guess what I heard could well have been a Reedling.); insert into sightings values (
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