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Home Sightings

Sightings

Michael Tidley

Saturday, 22 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
2.22.03 walked from newhouse industrial site to the sea wall observed the following wood pigeon, wigeon, curlew, mallard, b.h.gull, l.b.b.gull, herring gull, shellduck, wren, robbin,blackbird, piedwagtail,carrion crow, magpie, greenfinch, lapwing, greattit, heron,
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Colin Lougher

Friday, 21 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
19th Feb. Visited St. Brides Wentlooge. Tide was just on the turn- going out. Saw 1 greater black back gull; 1 redshank; 8 turnstone; 1 oystercatcher; 3 ring plover and 50 dunlin. Then went on to Gwent Levels reserve. Tide was well out by then. Waders too far to identify. Did see 3 little egret; 2 raven; 8 reed bunting; 5 goldfinch and 1 bittern;( it flew from 1 reedbed to the next- Never having seen one I was a little overcome and my mind is still trying to come up with reaons why it must have been something else)
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Steven Butler

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
1 Barn Owl Flying over A40 NR Raglan 16 Feb AT 22.30 Seen by John Davies Rob Moeller and S Butler
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G Noakes R Moeller

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
18 February A male Wigeon seen by the Sand Martin bank at the Castle Meadows, Abergavenny, is an unusual bird for this site. A Kingfisher makes daily appearances, while Goosander and Mallard numbers continue to increase.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

The Blorenge

Main Sighting:
Walked the Blorenge from Fox Hunter'ss Grave, to the north escarpment, and back over the mountain to Keepers Pond. A Red Grouse put up just above Keepers Pond. Also seen 10 Meadow Pipits, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Ravens, and a Peregrine at The Tumble.
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Bryn Burgess

Monday, 17 February 2003

The Nedern

Main Sighting:
Neddern 17/2/03 - water level reducing with some areas frozen. 24 Bewick Swans, 27 Shoveler, 14 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 10 Pintail, 1 Kestrel, 164 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 36 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Buzzard,26 Coot, 2 Pochard, 49 mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Goldcrest
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Bryn Burgess

Monday, 17 February 2003

The Nedern

Main Sighting:
Neddern 17/2/03 - water level reducing with some areas frozen. 24 Bewick Swans, 27 Shoveler, 14 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 10 Pintail, 1 Kestrel, 164 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 36 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Buzzard,26 Coot, 2 Pochard, 49 mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Goldcrest
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Keith Jones

Monday, 17 February 2003

Peterstone Wentlooge

Main Sighting:
Walked from Peterstone Gout, and Pill to Peterstone Wentlooge, at high tide on 17.2.03,a very cold day. A single Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard, and 4 Coot in the Gout. On the sea 266 Shelduck, 154 Mallard, 144 Wigeon, 116 Teal, 28 hoveler, 68 Pintail, 2 GBB, 56 LBB, 36 Herring Gull. At roost 1 Lapwing, 210 Grey Plover, 240 Knot, 880 Dunlin, 60 Common Redshanks, and 42 Curlew.
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John Evans

Saturday, 15 February 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Goosander pair flying along the course of the Usk off The Moorings , at least 11 Snipe seen flying in a five miute period, possibly enlivened by a female Sparrowhawk seen some minutes prior to that. Also noticed quite a few Siskin around the car park at the Hilton in Langstone that have not been seen before.
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Hadyn Jones

Thursday, 13 February 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
9/02/03-Uskmouth Reserve.Hen Harrier(ring tail) observed quartering the saltmarsh near mouth of River Usk at 4.15 p.m. Also Whooper Swan and 4 Little Egrets present on Reserve.
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