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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 Black Rock, Sudbrook Spotted Flycatcher
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 Llandegfedd Reservoir Cuckoo
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 Abergavenny Swifts

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Saving the albatross from extinction
You are probably aware that 100,000 albatross die each year in commercial fisheries.  
The Hookpod is a new invention which eliminates seabird bycatch in longline fisheries.  A project to produce enough hookpods to enable commercial-scale trials will only go ahead if the target sum can be raised within the next six days.  As the project looks very worthwhile you might like to consider supporting it.
Detailed information is available on their website https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hookpod/hookpod-saving-the-albatross-from-extinction
New committee posts
Al Venables has kindly agreed to become our Indoor Secretary for the current year and is already well on the way to arranging some interesting talks for 2015.  Suggestions for new speakers are always welcome and should be sent to Al at indoor@gwentbirds.co.uk .
Janet Cormack has, equally kindly, volunteered to take over the editorship of The Dipper.  All items for publication should be sent to her at newsletter@gwentbirds.org.uk .
Breeding Peregrine Survey 2014

The survey period has now ended - many thanks to those who took part.  Would participants please email your survey forms to Jerry Lewis at jmsl2587@yahoo.co.uk.  If you did not take part, but recorded any breeding evidence for Peregrines, please let Jerry have this information in case it relates to unrecorded pairs/nests.

Saline Lagoon management at Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve

To read a fascinating article from Tom Dalrymple, Manager of Newport Wetlands Reserve, on what is  involved in creating and managing the lagoons to attract different species to the Reserve, please go to the Articles section.

Birdwatching Walks in Gwent

Birdwatching Walks in GwentTakes you to places in Gwent you never knew existed

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Download this file (Front cover only.pdf)Front cover   3309 Kb
Download this file (King's Wood, Hendre.pdf)King's Wood, Hendre example   1000 Kb
Download this file (Black Rock.pdf)Black Rock example   1437 Kb
Download this file (Back cover only.pdf)Rear cover   470 Kb

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