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Sightings

Keith Jones

Tuesday, 02 December 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
Walked a loop of Wentwood today (2.12.03) Cadira Beeches - Five Paths - Nine Wells - Little Oak - Back to Cadira Beeches Usual woodland birds plus 2 Buzzard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Marsh Tit, 11 Long Tailed Tit, 4 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 6 Crossbill, and 1 Raven. On the reservoir 6 Pochard, and 2 Coot.); insert into sightings values (
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John Wilson

Tuesday, 02 December 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
Rising tide, 12:30 - 13:30 ... Blackwit 300, Knot 100, Dunlin 1000+, Grey Plover 10, Turnstone 1, Lapwing 100, plus good nos of Redshank, Oyc & Curlew, Little Egret 2, Shoveler 80, Pintail 6, Wigeon 30+, Teal, and 1 Kingfisher in the lagoon.
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Hadyn Jones

Sunday, 30 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Late morning at south east corner of reserve male & female Bearded Tit at edge of reeds showing well for about 5 minutes. Drake Ring-necked Duck still present. Also 1 Redpoll in S. East copse.
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John Davies & Steve Butler

Sunday, 30 November 2003

Gambia, West Africa.

Main Sighting:
Out of county report from the smiling coast of west Africa. Excellent bird watching to date. over 220 species in first week. Giant Kingfisher, Black Sholdered Kite in hotel grounds prior to making this entry. Best birds of the trip so far are: African Black Crowned Crane, Striated Heron, White backed Heron, Goliath Heron, Wooly necked Stork. Lots of different Shrikes, Bee Eaters and Rollers. Over 500 House Martins observed up river, maybe some local birds amounst them???. Lappet-faced, White-Headed and African White-backed Vultures on trip to Tendaba. Battleur, Brown Snake, and African Fish Eagle, raptor list growing by the day. Ospreys everywhere. Having great time, catch up pretty soon. Regard John & Steve
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George Noakes and Ruth Brown

Saturday, 29 November 2003

Bryn Arw, north of Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
The Snow Bunting (male) reported to Chris Jones yesterday was present this afternoon by the cairn halfway along the ridge path on Bryn Arw SO302202. We also flushed a Woodcock on the climb up to the ridge from the Suger Loaf car park.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 28 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth today (28.11.03) at mid day in search of Dartford Warbler. I was fortunate, still present with two male and 1 female Stonechat, in the same place as the previous reports. Good views (1140hrs), walked the area until I located the Stonechats, and I sat on ground for 20 minutes or so, and was rewarded. Also present 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 10 Mute Swan, 32 Shelduck, 33 Mallard, 9 Teal, 14 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 37 Tufted Duck, 1 female Goldeneye, 15 Moorhen, 47 Coot, 80 Dunlin, 7 Curlew, 2 Pheasant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Cetti'ss Warblers, 5 Stonechat, 2 Mistle Thrush 2 Fieldfare, 10 Reed Bunting, 2 Redpoll, and 1 Grey Wagtail. Around Nash 44 Carrion Crow, and 18 Magpie in one group.
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via Chris Jones

Friday, 28 November 2003

Bryn Arw, north of Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Received a call reporting a sighting of a Snow Bunting on Bryn Arw at Grid Ref SO 303203. The bird was along a track along the ridge and was approachable to within about 20 feet.
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John Evans

Friday, 28 November 2003

Newport

Main Sighting:
The Moorings, 0737 - Short Eared Owl briefly through, receiving a mugging off a crow, then flew strongly towards the Glebelands.
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David Price/John Marsh

Thursday, 27 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Dartford Warbler still present between 10:00-11:00 this morning at same site as reported previous reports indicate.
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Ruth Brown

Tuesday, 25 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Dartford Warbler still present, at least 200 m. E of lighthouse in dead thistles,and again later towards copse, generally in company with a pair of Stonechats.
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