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Sightings

Eddie Wang

Wednesday, 07 May 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
Peterstone Gout - 6th May, 0900-1020. Unexpectedly high tide. 12 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret (flew east), Great Crested Grebe still present.
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Steve Butler & Rob Mu ller

Sunday, 04 May 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
4 May 2003 8.00 am - 10.30 am Castle Meadows Abergavenny 2 pr Kingfisher 1 pr dipper with chicks 1 pr Common Sandpiper 1 pr Grey Wagtail 3 Mandarin duck 1 Goosesander with 7 ducklings 1 Oyster Catcher 1 pr Buzzard with Goshawk Good variety of birds in such a small area. ); insert into sightings values (
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Steve Butler

Saturday, 03 May 2003

St Mary's Vale

Main Sighting:
Dawn Chorus St Mary'ss Vale. (05:30 - 10:30hrs) Extremely productive meeting for the early birds of the Gos society. 43 species observed during the walk. During the walk in Woodland, Mounting and moorland habitats the following species were recorded. 3 Redstart,4 Cuckkoo, 1 pair Pied Flycatchers, Nuthatch, Song & Mistle Thrush, Great & Green Woodpeckers, Buzzard, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Linnet, 3 Yellow Hammers, Willow & Garden Warblers, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Meadow & Tree Pipit, Wood pigeon, Jackdaw, Swift, Swallow, Bullfinch, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wood Warbler, Skylark, Chaffinch, Robin, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Raven, Great & Blue Tit, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Heron, Sparrowhawk, Wren, Magpie, Ferrel Pigeon. The highlight of the walk was spectacular views of singing Grasshopper Warbler, excluding George & John (Grip Grip). Thanks to Dawn for providing breakfast. ); insert into sightings values (
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Helen Parry Jones

Saturday, 03 May 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) visit to ST3495 (Llandegvedd Village), 06:59-08:43, 3rd May 2003. Fairly quiet, 26 species recorded but surprisingly no Buzzards, Ravens, Gulls or Swallows. However these omissions were more than compensated for by extremely close, and therefore good, views of male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming. This is the first time I have registered this bird on my BBS survey since 1994, though I have encountered it on 2 of my winter farmland bird surveys. It was also good to register 4 Lapwings this year. Three were recorded in 1995, nothing then until 6 in 2002 in a different farmer'ss field. This year'ss birds are in the same fields (maize) as last year'ss. The fields have been ploughed and planted, so hopefully they will be successful if they can avoid predation by crows and gulls. I trust the early visit to St Mary'ss Vale was productive
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 02 May 2003

St Mary's Vale

Main Sighting:
St. Mary'ss Vale - Missed male Bullfinch from yesterdays sightings list.
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G TThorne

Friday, 02 May 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
GoldCliffe Pools 02/05 10.30am amongst other birds,6 BlacktailGodwits 1 Whimbrel also 3 Whichats.Uskmouth Reserve Large mixed flock H/Martins S/Martins Swifts feeding Top r/h pool on hatching insects,Swallows feeding over field.Weather cold and very windy.
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 02 May 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
29th April/1st May - St. Mary'ss Vale (Abergavenny): Pair of Pied Flycatcher + single male, two pairs of Nuthatch, pair of Grey Wagtail, single male Redstart, three Wood Warbler, Sparrowhawk, pair Ravens displaying, pair Jay, single G.S. Woodpecker plus plenty of Blue & Great Tit, Wren & Robin.
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Chris Jones

Thursday, 01 May 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Peterstone this evening 1st May. Just2 Teal and single Little Egret, Sanderling, Cetti'ss Warbler and Great Crested Grebe. At Sluice Farm a female Ring-necxked Duck was present just offshore for about 30 mins before eventually flying inland towards St Mellons.
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Dawn Higgs

Wednesday, 30 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Bit behind on my sightings! 17.2.03 wren in garden Clydach, pecking at the bottom of a plant container. 18.2.03 Song thrush on lawn in garden Clydach. 24.3.03 and 26.3.03 Again wren foraging on ground in day hospital grounds at Nevill Hall Hospital. 25.3.03 and 26.3.03 Long tailed tit hanging off silver birch again at Nevill Hall, also greenfinch on bird table. 27.3.03 Again greenfinch at Nevill Hall plus two long tailed tits together. 28.3.03 Two tree creepers one greenfinch and again two long tailed tis at Nevill Hall. 13.4.03 Goldfinch on birdtable in garden at Clydach. 17.4.03 Two swifts St.Elli Church Gilwern. 29.4.03 Male and female siskin (thanks to S.B.!) feeding furiously on the tiny amount of nuts left in nut holder in garden at Clydach. 30.4.03 Goldfinch feeding on roadside in Clydach and our beloved male blackbird with a white head who we see most days.
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Eddie Wang

Wednesday, 30 April 2003

Peterstone Wentlooge

Main Sighting:
Wednesday 30th April - 0830-1000 Peterstone Wentlooge At high tide at the Gout: 24+ Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin 4 Little Egret on the marsh. 4 Lesser Whitethroats Last Wednesday, 23rd April - 0900-1300 (apologies for the lateness of this!) Cetti'ss Warbler heard singing from lines of hedges/reeds on farmer'ss land between the Gout and the village. No sign today (30th). Also 3 Wheatear on rocks by the Gout.
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