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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 RSPB café Uskmouth Water rail
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 Llandegfedd Reservoir Info for Darren James
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 Llandegfedd Res Advice also

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Puddocks and Poveys - Saturday evening talk

Charles Martin will expound on the fascinating folklore of bird names at Goytre Village Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 October.  Did you know 'ravenous' comes from 'Raven'?  Come and find out why.

Derek Moore

It is with sadness that we’ve learned of the death of Derek Moore, Chairman of the Welsh Ornithological Society.  GOS members most recently met him at the WOS conference hosted by us in Monmouth last year.  He was a great conservationist, lively broadcaster and huge personality who will be missed by many. 

Monitoring predators and chicks at Newport Wetlands Reserve

Ink-pad tubes, infrared cameras, data loggers in nests and radio-tagging of chicks were all used to find out why the ratio of fledged wader chicks to adult pairs is so low. A fascinating article which was published in the last Dipper is now available on our website - go to Articles to read it.

Updated County Bird List
Click on the new tab in the list across the top of our webpage and you'll find an up-to-date County List!
The status within Gwent of each species is given in abbreviated form and all subspecies so far seen in the county are included.  Schedule 1 species and those for which a written description is required by the British Birds Rarities Committee or the Welsh Records Panel are clearly indicated, as are the recording codes.  
Finally, if you want to check out Gwent's rarities, just scroll through the final column – when a species has been recorded fewer than ten times, the number is given here.
The BOU has changed the taxonomic order again!  If you want to find a particular species and it's not where you expected it to be, use Ctrl F, type the species name into the box which drops down and you'll be taken to the right place.
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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Or pick up a copy (or two) at one of our indoor meetings.

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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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