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Home Sightings

Sightings

Keith Roylance & Mick Bailey

Monday, 06 October 2003

GLWR

Main Sighting:
Around Car Park area Goldfinch, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Magpie.Pools to the East of East Usk Lighthouse, 18 Little Grebe, 53 Coot, 4 Teal, 3 Moorhen, Gadwall, Wigeon, Female Ruddy Duck. Also sightings of Heron,Mallard, Mute Swan (7), Tufted Duck,Shelduck, Cormorant, Chaffinch, Wren, Linnet, Jay, Kestrel, House Martin, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Crow, Raven (2, both flying with beaks open), Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull.Cettis warbler heard but not seen. On mudflats of Estuary, Curlew (20+),Grey Plover, At Lagoons 16 Little Egret (Monks Lagoon), 40+ Black Tailed Godwit, similar numbers of Dunlin, also Knot (Priors Lagoon).
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Ian Cooke

Sunday, 05 October 2003

The Blorenge

Main Sighting:
Six grouse at 8.30am they were very vocal and as the morning warmed up spent time sat on the top of the heather. I should just mention that on 14th August I saw a long Eared Owl on the topmost telegraph pole on the Keepers it was 7.10 in the morning. I have mentioned this to Steve Butler.
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John O'Sullivan

Sunday, 05 October 2003

Bassaleg

Main Sighting:
The hills above Bassaleg towards Cardiff, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechats, 2 lapwing, 7 Swallows, 50+ Skylark, 150+ Meadow Pipits, 100+ Greenfinch, 60+ House Sparrow, 10 Linnet, 5 Pied Wagtail.
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G T Thorne

Saturday, 04 October 2003

BrynBach Tredegar

Main Sighting:
4/10/03 BrynBach Tredegar.1pr GCGrebe with 2juv.50+coot,8 tufted duck,30+mallard,small number crossbred mallard,meadow pipits,blkhd and herring gulls.Trefil Moor very quiet now,small flocks of Crows & Jackdaws,6 Ravens also seen.
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Verity Picken

Saturday, 04 October 2003

Llangybi

Main Sighting:
Single Redwing near Llangybi this morning
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Jeff Fisher

Friday, 03 October 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Friday 3rd - Six goosander on the River Usk at the Monmouthshire Golf Club
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John O'Sullivan

Thursday, 02 October 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff, thurs a.m. Good nos knot, dunlin, fewer Black-wits, no greenshank, spot reds, only "spassage wader"s juv curlew sand. Saltmarsh lane, 1 Merlin, 3 Stonechats, 1 Whinchat, Greylag Goose.
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 02 October 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfedd Reservoir (1.10.03 - morning). Walked from I think its the Blue Pool (from the north east restricted area), covered the north, and west banks, the west inlets, up the lane to Sluvad Road. The count didn'st include the east banks, or the dam end. Very quiet, at least 16 fishing boats dotted about. Birds present included 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron 56 Canada Geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 49 Herring Gulls, 52 Black Headed Gulls, 16 Meadow Pipits, 1 Tree Pipit, 92 Goldfinch, 5 Jay, and 6 Raven. Feeding station virtually empty, watched for 10 minutes - no birds visited.
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Steve Butler & John Davies

Wednesday, 01 October 2003

Gobion

Main Sighting:
Gobion Up-date. Back to the 30th September, 2 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 plus Linnet, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfishers, Loads and Loads of Grey Wagtail, 20 plus Meadow Pipits, Today 1/10/03. 4 Snipe,Marsh Tit, 10 plus Swallows, Tree Creeper, Goldcrest, 3 Goosander.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 01 October 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfedd Reservoir (1.10.03 - morning). Walked from I think its the Blue Pool (from the north east restricted area), covered the north, and west banks, the west inlets, up the lane to Sluvad Road. The count didn'st include the east banks, or the dam end. Very quiet, at least 16 fishing boats dotted about. Birds present included 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron 56 Canada Geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 49 Herring Gulls, 52 Black Headed Gulls, 16 Meadow Pipits, 1 Tree Pipit, 92 Goldfinch, 5 Jay, and 6 Raven. Feeding station virtually empty, watched for 10 minutes - no birds visited.
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