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Sightings

Darryl Spittle

Friday, 11 July 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Assuming the rings on the 'sadult's Spoonbill mentioned below were incribed 'sAC's then it'ss an immature bird ringed last year in south-west Holland. Of course if it is an adult and the rings say something else we have at least 4 Spoonbills knocking around.
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G Noakes T Griffiths

Friday, 11 July 2003

Gobion

Main Sighting:
July 11th: Morning visit to Godcliff at low tide. We noted all the species seen yesterday by Adrian Hickman, in very similar numbers. In addition, an adult Spoonbill circled overhead then dropped into the first lagoon, allowing us to read the orange colour rings it was wearing. At midday we saw 2 Green Sandpipers at Gobion.
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chris west

Friday, 11 July 2003

Trelleck

Main Sighting:
Nightjar and woodcock clearly heard and seen near Trelleck between 10.00pm and 11.00pm. 14th June 2003. Beware of biting insects!
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Adrian Hickman

Thursday, 10 July 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff.Morning visit,10th July.Despite low tide good selection of waders,many on the 1st Lagoon;5 AVOCETS-1 of the ads has deserted the family! but the 4 young are doing well, 80+ LAPWING,9 RINGED PLOVER,no less than 21 LRP'sS !,56 REDSHANK,1 GREENSHANK,c20 DUNLIN,3 COMMON SAND & 1 GREEN SAND. Also of note was a HOBBY and c50 SAND MARTINS.
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John Bennett

Thursday, 10 July 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Yesterday evening at Llandegfedd reservoir(9th July).3 Common sandpipers,about 25 Lapwing and good numbers of breeding species.Butterflies observed included Marbled white and a few Purple hairstreaks.
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Keith Jones

Wednesday, 09 July 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff late morning, walking to sea wall, and back. Birds of note include 1 Little Grebe heard, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 5 Mute swan, 48 Shelduck, 20 ad 4 fl Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 17 adult 9 fl Coot, 17 adult 9 Juv Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Oystercatcher, 17 Common Redshanks, 1 Greenshanks, 16 Dunlin, 20 Curlew, 10 Black Tailed Godwit. as far as I could see 2 adult 3 juv Avocet, the one adult fearlessly protective giving chase to any bird coming near including Black Headed Gull, and Swallow. 164 Black Headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher on reen parallel to the footpath, 18 Swallow, 8 Sand, Martin, 24 House Martin, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Nuthatch, and 19 other species.); insert into sightings values (
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John Wilson

Tuesday, 08 July 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
Tues 15th Jul - Peterstone Gout - high tide: 3 Blackwit, 90 Lapwing, 60 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 2 Heron, pairs of Shelduck with [a] 4 downy chicks and [b] 4 medium sized juvs plus a lone gathering of 8 adult sized but not yet full winged imms. and 3 Common Sand.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 08 July 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth at high tide (7.7.03) walking from entrance of Power Station, around lagoons, up Farmfield Lane to Nash, completing walk at Straights Lane. Although recorded 47 species, rather quite in activity, and sound. Lot of evidence of some bree
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Dawn Higgs

Monday, 07 July 2003

Sugar Loaf

Main Sighting:
6.7.03 Sat in friends house on Llanwenarth Breast up the Sugar Loaf, drinking wine, as you do! and a buzzard flew past the window carrying a rabbit.
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Keith Roylance & Mick Bailey

Sunday, 06 July 2003

Goetre Wood

Main Sighting:
Returning from official opening of Goetre Wood, noticed a Heron in the pond in the field opposite the wood. Whilst watching the Heron, it took two/three wingbeats,then with beak and feet entering the pond together caught an eel of significant size in fairly deep water,(body, part submerged). When Heron regained bank and upright the eel caught at the head was close to touching the ground - 18-24's's? Is this the 'sDiving Heron's reported earlier this year along the canal?
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