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Home Sightings

Sightings

George Noakes and Rob Moellere

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
9th November a.m. : Water Rail still present on the Gavenny stream at Castle Meadows + 3 Dippers, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goosanders, 3 Little Grebes, Linnets, Siskins, large flocks of Redwings and Fiedfares. 1 calling Curlew.
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John Evans

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Newport

Main Sighting:
'sAlba's type Pied Wagtail with more regular style Wagtails. Also small influx of Coal Tits to the area around the Moorings.
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j o sullivan

Saturday, 08 November 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Huge movement of winter thrushes this morning over Bassaleg, High Cross and Y.R. Mostly redwing but first significant nos of fieldfare, also smaller numbers of woodpidgeons, meadow pipits, chaffinch.On the res itself 3 Gadwall and Great crest Grebe.
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Keith Jones

Saturday, 08 November 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfedd Reservoir today (8.11.03). Viewed the dam end, and walked from Sluvad Road, down the lane, around the western inlets, up the west bank, covered the northern shore and completed walk at the restricted east bank. Water level still very low, but some winter birds moving in. About 52 species seen including 15 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 120 Mallard, 106 Wigeon, 16 Teal, 8 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 12 Coot, 158 Lapwing, 4 Great Black Backed Gull, 4 Pheasant, 8 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Tree creeper, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 33 Fieldfare, 82 Redwing, 31 Blackbird around and about, 460 Starling flying north, 7 Jay, 34 Carrion Crow, and 22 Raven. Among the usual selection at the feeding station, 3 Nutharch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, and 1 Willow Tit.
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Ian Morris

Saturday, 08 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Male Ring-necked Duck present on the lagoons. Lots of thrushes, esp. Fieldfare- approx. 400.
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Hadyn Jones

Friday, 07 November 2003

West Pill,Undy

Main Sighting:
Late afternoon,between West Pill and Old firing range,Rogiet over 1000 Fieldfare and about 200 Redwing feeding and gradually making their way east. Also small flocks of Chaffinches totalling up to 300 in 1 hr heading east sometimes landing. 5 Bramblings I.D'sd among them.Female Merlin trying to take advantage of this passage and stooping on the Chaffinches.Also 18 Red -legged Partridges,@30 Skylarks.
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 07 November 2003

Llanwenarth

Main Sighting:
Good numbers of Redwing (100+) with some Feildfare (10+) also the resident Mistle Thrush (6 or 7) in the churchyard. Large family of long-tailed tit also present in the churchyard. The white fronted buzzard is still in the feilds as you drive down.
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John Wilson

Friday, 07 November 2003

Peterstone Wentlooge

Main Sighting:
There are very large numbers of winter thrushes along the coast road from west of Peterstone to nearly St Brides and along the road from near St Brides to Parc Golf Club. Fieldfare are particularly numerous and seem to be exploding from every hedgerow that has Hawthorn, which is most of them. There are 100'ss possibly even 1000+ birds, with large flocks feeding in the roadside fields. There'ss one field with young Cabbage plants that they seem to be particularly attracted to.
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Andy Rowlands

Wednesday, 05 November 2003

The Hendre

Main Sighting:
Lunchtime:- 1 Woodlark (flying South), 1 Goshawk, several very vocal Common Buzzards, 2 Raven, 4 Marsh Tits, 1 Tawny Owl (in old orchard being mobbed by Blackbirds etc., 3 Bullfinch, small flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing, few Mistle and Song Thrushes, @ 12 Yellowhammer, 2 small flocks of Long-tailed Tits, 40+ Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch, 11 Pied Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails, 6 Robins sorting out territories in the very productive orchard/garden area, plenty of Jays and a partial albino Blackbird. For anyone wanting good views of, or a chance to photograph Kingfisher; try the River Monnow at Monmouth, at Somerfields car park or thereabouts(near the bus station, @2/300 yards upstream of the bridge/cattle market site. Access on both banks. Up to 3 birds seen during three very short visits over the last ten days.
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steven Butler

Tuesday, 04 November 2003

Gobion

Main Sighting:
1 MERLIN 15 MUTE SWANS 5 MOORHEN 3 LITTLE GREBE GREAT AND GREEN WOODPECKER 600+REDWING 700+FIELDFARE LARGE PARTY OF GREAT BLUE AND LONG TAILED TITS
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