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Home Sightings

Sightings

Adrian Hickman

Monday, 24 November 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
No sign Great grey Shrike at the 9 Wells clearing between about 2.20-3.35pm or at the Little Oak site late afternoon.
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Keith Jones

Monday, 24 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth today at first light (24.11.03). Walked around the lagoons, down Uskmouth road to Nash Village. Among the 50 or so species seen: 3 Cormorant, 16 Mute Swan, 117 Mallard, 9 Teal, 145 Wigeon, 23 Gadwall, 44 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 38 Moorhen, 54 Coot, 14 Oystercatchers, 6 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Singing Cetti'ss Warblers, 2 male 1 female Stonechat, 27 Reed Bunting, 4 Long Tailed Tit, and 30 Stock Doves in the fields near Nash village.); insert into sightings values (
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Jeff Fisher

Sunday, 23 November 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Trevor bird walk on Sunday was very good for a winter walk around Monmouth. Highlights included good view of lesser spotted woodpecker, tree creeper, chiffchaff, sparrowhawk, 2 kestrels, large flock (possibly 100+) siskin plus many others.
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Helen Jones and Phil Thompson

Sunday, 23 November 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
No sign of Great Grey shrike in Cadira Beeches/Nine Wells area between 9:30 and 12 today
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Helen Jones and Phil Thompson

Sunday, 23 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Immature Dartford Warbler in long grass to the east of the lighthouse. Watched between about 3 and 3:30, but very elusive, tending to stay low down in the long grass. Was initially in the company of 2 Stonechats. Last seen crossing path in to bramble. 1 Short-eared Owl also seen, on foreshore
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John Evans

Sunday, 23 November 2003

Newport

Main Sighting:
Sat 22/11 between 1320 and 1335 at least, a Short Eared Owl over the reedbed at the bottom of 'sThe Moorings's being mobbed, variously, by up to 3 Magpies, 2 Jackdaw and a selection of Gulls. A juvenile Herring Gull seemed particularly vigorous.....
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 23 November 2003

Caerleon

Main Sighting:
Visited Caerleon River Meadows (Home Farm Area) at low water today (23.11.03). Among the 37 species seen 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 37 Mallard, 14 Teal, 49 Lapwing, 27 Common Redshanks, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 species of thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 14 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Jay, and 1 Water Pipit.
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Dave Owen

Wednesday, 19 November 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
Great Grey Shrike present in Nine Wells clearing for 5 minutes from 09 45. Then disappeared! Also 2 willow tits near car park.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 19 November 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Ynys y Fro Reservoir today (19.11.03) for monthly count: 1 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 47 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 57 Tufted Duck, 1 female Ruddy Duck, 13 Pochard, 45 Coot, 1 Buzzard, and 2 Jay.); insert into sightings values (
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 18 November 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff late morning (18.11.03) to catch the tide. A little blustery for the passerines, and rather quiet. Counted 4 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 25 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 98 Teal, 149 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, and 1 Kestrel. On the shore, 35 Curlew, 17 Oystercatchers, and flying west, 27 Black Tailed Godwits.
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