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Sightings

Clive Jones

Monday, 09 June 2003

Pembrokeshire

Main Sighting:
Well done GOS members on your Weekend trip to Pembrokeshire. I was fortunate enough to have a similar experience, finding a Bee-eater on Skomer on May 1st. I wonder if yours was the same bird? The bird on Skomer flew up the North Valley, and never re-appeared, but I understand you got better views. Look forward to reading about it in 'sYour sightings's.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 06 June 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Walked up the coast from Peterstone village to the gout, and the Pill at high tide this morning (4th June). Fairly quite but present 1 Great Crested Grebe in gout, 1 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 166 Mallard, 12 Shelduck, plus another 2 adults, with 9 fledglings just off the Pill, 11 Tufted Duck in the gout. Also 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Redshanks, 9 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, and 1 Cuckoo.
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 04 June 2003

Pembrokeshire

Main Sighting:
Pembrokeshire weekend June 7th/8th: Meet at the Martin'ss Haven National Trust car park at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The first crossing is at 10 a.m. but a queue system operates. I believe that the crossing costs œ7 return and there is a landing fee of œ6. If you are late, join us on the island.
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Adrian Hickman

Tuesday, 03 June 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons.Tues 3rd June(am).Flock of c105 Dunlin included 1 ist Summer Curlew Sandpiper & a Sanderling.Also 4 Blackwits & 2 Teal present.At least 3 Avocet chicks still around but have moved to N end of Bec Lagoon where difficult to see. Oystercatcher behaviour suggests that they have chicks now!
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John Evans

Tuesday, 03 June 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
02/06/03 - 19 Lapwings on the Usk off the Moorings, St Julians at the evening high tide. Plenty of Reed Warblers around, also.
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John Bennett

Monday, 02 June 2003

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
29-05-03.Good views of nightjars in Wentwood between Cadira Beeches and Nine Wells,also seen towards 5 Paths.Woodcock also present. 31-05-03.Club-tailed dragonfly seen on R. Wye north of Monmouth.
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steve doolan

Saturday, 31 May 2003

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
HOBBY FLYING WEST OVER LLANYRAFON CWMBRAN APPROX 14.45PM 31.5.03 ALSO ON USK VALLEY WALK 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER SEEN IN GROUNDS OF BERTHOLEY HOUSE GRID REF;397 945. PS DOGS ARE FRIENDLY.
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Bryn Burgess

Saturday, 31 May 2003

Caldicot Pill

Main Sighting:
Caldicot Pill 31/5/03 Early morning tide. 13 Eider including 1 male seen for about 15 mins before flying down channel. (A small flock had been reported on the Avonmouth side of the estuary recently) Two Sanderling also present amongst a small flock of Dunlin & Ringed plover. Interesting a winter plumaged Dunlin, tried to turn it something more interesting but call gave it away!
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Adrian Hickman

Friday, 30 May 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
GREAT NEWS.It'ss official.AVOCETS are breeding at Goldcliff!and this is the 1ST BREEDING RECORD for WALES!The pair arrived on 17th April settling on the western most Lagoon(Bec).Courtship/territorial behaviour was noted and incubation began on 29th.They now have 4 superb chicks! (viewable from perimeter fence by sea wall at S end of site). So this excellent site now has 6 species of breeding Wader;Lapwing,RP,LRP,Redshank,Avocet & Oystercatcher.Only the latter have yet to hatch young & this should be any day! (threat of egg collectors prevented the official release of the Avocet news until now)
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Adrian Hickman

Friday, 30 May 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
GREAT NEWS.It'ss official.AVOCETS are breeding at Goldcliff!and this is the 1ST BREEDING RECORD for WALES!The pair arrived on 17th April settling on the western most Lagoon(Bec).Courtship/territorial behaviour was noted and incubation began on 29th.They now have 4 superb chicks! (viewable from perimeter fence by sea wall at S end of site). So this excellent site now has 6 species of breeding Wader;Lapwing,RP,LRP,Redshank,Avocet & Oystercatcher.Only the latter have yet to hatch young & this should be any day! (threat of egg collectors prevented the official release of the Avocet news until now)
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