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Chris Dale

Saturday, 23 March 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth - 4pm 23/3/02. Overcast, temp 12C. Two short eared owls. Usual common duck/heron there too. No sign or sound of the cetti'ss warblers.
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Geri Foster Thomas

Wednesday, 20 March 2002

Mynydd Machan

Main Sighting:
20/03/02 Fieldfare (50+) @ Mynydd Machan
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Kevin and Liz Hewitt

Sunday, 17 March 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth and Goldcliffe Rserves PM 16th March 2002 and saw the following:- Uskmouth (15:00 to 16:45 hrs) At least 2 Short-eared Owls performing over the reedbeds; 1 Bittern flying low over the reedbeds; Several Water Rails heard calling (at least 6 individuals); Several singing Cetti'ss Warbleres (at least 4 individuals); 1 1st winter drake Goldeneye flew over in an easterly direction; 1 female Scaup was present in amongst the Tufted Duck flock; At least 2 singing Chiffchaffs. Goldcliffe (16:45 to 17:20 hrs) Drake Ring-necked Duck present on a lagoon on the far side relative to the three viewing places; Approx. 20 Pintail; Approx. 6 Gadwall; Approx. 20 Shoveler; Approx. 100+ Teal; Approx. 30 Wigeon; Counted 8 Little Egrets; A Harrier sp. - probably Ring-tail Hen Harrier - being harrassed by a pair of Carrion Crows over fields to the east of the reserve.
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Hadyn Jones

Saturday, 16 March 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth Reserve-Friday p.m. 15th March. Greeted by Short-eared Owl fly by. Watched Peregrine fly over east of reserve and into same field of view came Hen Harrier(ring-tail). Walking back down track to car park, turned round to look over reeds again and saw a Harrier hunting up and down the thick reed bed.On closer inspection it was a male Marsh Harrier. Other birds seen- Little Egret and 2 Cetti'ss Warblers. (Last saw male Ring-necked Duck p.m.,7th March)
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George Noakes and Jo

Sunday, 10 March 2002

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Saturday, March 9th During the Gos walk led by Tim Griffiths, we sighted a diver sp. in the middle of the resevoir, as we scanned from the fisherman'ss hut. It re- appeared close to the fish tanks and gave better views. The consensus was that it was a Black-throated Diver. Other sightings included 1 Tree Sparrow, a small flock of Redpolls and atleast 6 Snipe. Sunday, March 10th Our first Chiffchaff of the year, heard by myself, John Davies and Rob Moeller at the Castle Meadows, Abergavenny this morning.
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George Noakes

Saturday, 02 March 2002

Gobion

Main Sighting:
Gobion 2nd March 2002 A morning visit to Gobion with Steve Butler starting from the Bryn produced the following sightings: 1 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greater Black-backed Gulls, 5 Goosanders (2 male, 3 female)and 3 Little Grebes as well as good numbers of the more common species found at this site.Gobion 2nd March 2002 A morning visit to Gobion with Steve Butler starting from the Bryn produced the following sightings: 1 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greater Black-backed Gulls, 5 Goosanders (2 male, 3 female)and 3 Little Grebes as well as good numbers of the more common species found at this site.
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Clive Wardle

Saturday, 02 March 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
01/03/2002 Uskmouth a.m. VERY cold wind blowing 2 Short-eared owls 2 Little Egrets 2 Kestrels 3 Singing Cettis Warblers 02/03/2002 Uskmouth a.m. -p.m. 3 Short-eared owls 1 Little Egret 2 Kestrels 6 singing Cettis Warbler(one seen briefly) 6 Common Snipe Single female Goldeneye No sighting of Hen Harrier either day.
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George Noakes and Jo

Friday, 22 February 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
21/02/2002 2 Short-eared Owls at Uskmouth this morning + 3 Cetti'ss Warblers heard singing. No sign of the Hen Harrier. 1 Little Egret at Gobion at midday.
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Kevin and Liz Hewitt

Saturday, 16 February 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfydd Reservoir @ 10:00 am and saw the Black-throated Diver at the north end of the reservior, also approx. 12 Great Crested Grebes present. Visited Uskmouth @ 2:00 pm and saw at least 3 Short-eared Owls, 1 ring- tail Hen Harrier, a pair of Goosander on the estuary, a flock of approx. 20 Siskins flying north, an adult Whooper Swan of unknown origin, at least 2 singing Cetti'ss warblers, at least 3 Water Rails calling and a pair of Ravens displaying overhead.
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George Noakes

Friday, 15 February 2002

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Sightings in the Abergavenny area this week: 15/02/2002 1 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Snipe and 17 Mute Swans at Gobion (Rob Moeller) 1 Ruff and 4 Golden Plovers with Lapwing flock in flooded fields near Llanellen (John Davies)
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