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Mick Bailey

Friday, 31 January 2003

Gobion

Main Sighting:
Spent this morning at Gobion with Keith Roylance. Sunny but ground frozen, so few birds on fields. 26 species. The only water birds were 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 28 Mute Swan, 2 male Teal, 1 pair of Goosander, 17 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, at least 6 Heron, 2 Cormorant and 2 Pied Wagtail. The only raptors were 4 Buzzard, of which 3 were being mobbed by a pair of Raven. Good to see a male Greater Spotted Woodpecker and to hear another drumming in the distance. Thrushes: one flock of about 20 Redwing,the usual scattering of Blackbirds, but no Song Thrush and only 2 each of Mistle and Fieldfare. Yet another country walk this winter where the only finches were Chaffinches. Have the rest moved in to gardens?
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 29 January 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
The Tregaron trip was of course on the 26th not the 29th!
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 29 January 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
GOS Field Trip to Tregaron and Aberystwyth, Sunday 29th January Cors Caron is an unpredictable site but on this occasion the group of 11 was treated to some memorable raptor sightings and, for some members, a number of new species. As the early mist cl
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 28 January 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Over the last few months I'sve been visiting the Great Bulmore Lakes near Caerleon. These were constructed a few years ago for the extended golf course, and form part of the 5th - 11th Tee. They are located in a loop of the River Usk NGR ST 365 920 a little north west of Great Bulmore Farm. Canada Geese, Coot, Mallard, and Great Crested Grebe breed there for certain, while Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, and Reed Bunting sing. My last visit 28th January was a good day with 2 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 102 Canada Geese, 16 Mallard, 27 Tufted Duck, a female Pochard, a male and female Goldeneye,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, and I put up a Woodcock. Walking back to Caerleon the extensive flooded fields held 9 Mallard, 8 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, and 2 male and two female Goosander on the River Usk.
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Alan Davies {G.B.C}

Monday, 27 January 2003

Caerleon

Main Sighting:
Caerleon Rd, heading towards Caerleon in the trees to the left at the temporary traffic lights just before the St Julians Public House 6 or 7 Wood Pigeons feeding on something on twigs, all of them were hanging upside down just like blue tits, I dont know if this is normal for Wood Pigeons,but its the first time I have seen it. {Good Website}
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Bryn Burgess

Monday, 27 January 2003

The Nedern

Main Sighting:
Sat 25/1/03 The Neddern 144 Wigeon 351 Lapwing 87 Redshank 21 Teal 6 Shoveler 6 Coot 8 Tufted Duck 54 Mallard 9 Pochard -Water level remains very high 2 Bewick Swans 3 Pintail 1 Little Grebe); insert into sightings values (
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John Bennett

Monday, 27 January 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
A bittern(possibly two)seen in flight at dusk in the SE corner of Uskmouth lagoons(26-01-03).No sign of the GG shrike in Wentwood but plenty of crossbills and siskins.Also a good place to see willow tit.
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Matt Broome

Sunday, 26 January 2003

GLWR

Main Sighting:
Sun 26th Jan 2003 GLWR @3pm Short Eared Owl hunting over grassland near shore.Hen Harrier (ringtail) flying low over reed beds @4.15pm.
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John Evans

Sunday, 26 January 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Chiffchaff seen in the garden on 'sThe Moorings's Newport, also female Stonechat, Goosander pair over and plenty of Lapwings on the Usk.
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Dawn Higgs

Thursday, 23 January 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
21.1.03 Three redpoll, mostly on ground eating seeds, below and in a silver birch. Sighted outside Day Hospital, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. 22.1.03 Two redpolls returned to same sight, also tree creeper on the silver birch.
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