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Home Sightings

Sightings

Dawn Higgs

Wednesday, 30 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Bit behind on my sightings! 17.2.03 wren in garden Clydach, pecking at the bottom of a plant container. 18.2.03 Song thrush on lawn in garden Clydach. 24.3.03 and 26.3.03 Again wren foraging on ground in day hospital grounds at Nevill Hall Hospital. 25.3.03 and 26.3.03 Long tailed tit hanging off silver birch again at Nevill Hall, also greenfinch on bird table. 27.3.03 Again greenfinch at Nevill Hall plus two long tailed tits together. 28.3.03 Two tree creepers one greenfinch and again two long tailed tis at Nevill Hall. 13.4.03 Goldfinch on birdtable in garden at Clydach. 17.4.03 Two swifts St.Elli Church Gilwern. 29.4.03 Male and female siskin (thanks to S.B.!) feeding furiously on the tiny amount of nuts left in nut holder in garden at Clydach. 30.4.03 Goldfinch feeding on roadside in Clydach and our beloved male blackbird with a white head who we see most days.
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Eddie Wang

Wednesday, 30 April 2003

Peterstone Wentlooge

Main Sighting:
Wednesday 30th April - 0830-1000 Peterstone Wentlooge At high tide at the Gout: 24+ Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin 4 Little Egret on the marsh. 4 Lesser Whitethroats Last Wednesday, 23rd April - 0900-1300 (apologies for the lateness of this!) Cetti'ss Warbler heard singing from lines of hedges/reeds on farmer'ss land between the Gout and the village. No sign today (30th). Also 3 Wheatear on rocks by the Gout.
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Ian Smith

Tuesday, 29 April 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Monday 28th, Wonastow Road, Monmouth. Hobby hunting very low over residential gardens at 2pm.
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John O'Sullivan

Monday, 28 April 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Above Basaleg School,pair stonechats,singing male yellowhammer,female peregrine and 63(no typo)stock doves.
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Adrian Hickman

Monday, 28 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
28th April.Goldcliff Lagoons.Afternoon.11 Lapwing chicks,28 Blakwits,Common Sand,m Ruff,50+ Whimbrel,c180 Dunlin,15 Ringed Plover,2 LRP,1 Sanderling,2 Avocets,several Swifts,White Wags,Whitethroat and Merlin.
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Chris Jones

Sunday, 27 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Sea watch from Goldcliff Point between 06:20 - 09:50hrs. Minimum of 51 Gannets, 28 Fulmar, 68 Kittiwakes, all down channel. Also 3 Great Skuas [flying up channel], 2 Divers [1 of which was positively ID'sd as a Red-throated], 1 Manx Shearwater, 20+ Commic Terns and 2 unidentified Auks.
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Keith Jones

Sunday, 27 April 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning (27.4.03) although wind presented a few problems quite a bit of stuff seen: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 39 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 6 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 14 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Redshanks, the 2 Avocets still present, 42 Whimbrel, 4 Black Tailed Godwits, 6 Swift, 16 House Martins, 2 Yellow Wagtail. Also at rest on the island on Bec Lagoon a single white goose, with orange - pink bill, pink legs, plumage all white, with black primaries showing. I assume this is the same bird I'sve now seen a few times in the same locality. Up until now its been white-grey, but is now all white. Also reported but not seen by myself 2 Little Ringed Plovers, a White Wagtail, and a few Dunlin.
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John Davies

Sunday, 27 April 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Hobby flying over Abergavenny Town at 13.00 Hours 27/4/03
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Chris Jones

Saturday, 26 April 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff early am 26th Apr - 1 adult Gannet upchannel at 07:15hrs. On the Lagoons the 2 Avocets remained along with 2 Knot, 35+ Whimbrel, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and several Black-tailed Godwits. Also a single Greylag Goose. At Uskmouth reedbeds, several Cetti'ss Warblers, 1 of which, at the bottom of Farmfield Lane was showing exceptionally well.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 25 April 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Ynys y Fro Reservoir today for 15 minutes. Generally quite, although movements of about 24 Swallow, and about 18 House Martins. Also noticed on the north reservoir a single female Mallard, with just one chick, which may suggest a heavy toll of her brood.
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