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Sightings

John Wilson

Wednesday, 14 August 2002

Tredegar Country Park

Main Sighting:
14th Aug : An impressive flock of approx 20 Mistle Thrush came out of the edge of Tredegar Park, seen from my Patent Office window. Relocated at lunchtime feeding on Laurel berries adj Forge Lane where it meets the J28 rbt, in the corner of the old golf course. On/over the Ebbw by the Ebbw Bridge, 2 Grey Wags and 20+ Sand Martin. Harris Hawk, Lanner and Saker in Tredegar Park ..... OK they'sre part of the St Mellons show :-) John
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John o sullivan

Saturday, 10 August 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Red necked phalarope still at goldcliff.Seems to be spending most of its time behind the island on the lagoon you cannnot get to .It does show itself at times .Also there female gargeny and wood sand.
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Hadyn Jones

Friday, 09 August 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Good week at Goldcliff Lagoons:- 5/8/02-evening ; Marsh Harrier for 10 minutes-1 juv. ; Hobby ; Black Tailed Godwit-5 ; Green Sandpiper-2 ; Greenshank-1 ; L.R.P. being highlights ; 9/8/02-p.m. I was alerted to rare birds at the Lagoons and saw:- Red-necked Phalarope-1 juv; Little Stint-1 adult; and at Saltmarsh-9/8/02 p.m.; Wood Sandpiper-1 juv; Green Sandpiper-5; Very pleased!
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John Wilson

Tuesday, 06 August 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
6th Aug Goldcliffe - not much present as a tractor was working by the lagoons. ; 4 LRPlover, 6 Blackwit on the beach by the pill, 4 imm Kestrels ; Highlight was 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly
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Ian Cooke

Thursday, 25 July 2002

Milfraen Bog

Main Sighting:
!AN HOUR ON THE BOG! I spent an hour on the Milfraen Bog Blaenavon this evening. 5.30pm - 6.30pm ; Wheatear plentiful ; Meadow Pippit ; Kestrel 1 Female 1 Male ; Heron ; Buzzard ; Good view of Cuckoo 1 Female in Flight ; Raven 3 very noisy ; Pied Wagtail
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Hadyn Jones

Thursday, 25 July 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff lagoons-24/7/02 a.m. ; Garganey still present ; Little Ringed Plover ; 4 Little Egrets ; Juvenile Goshawk being mobbed by Kestrel plus stooped on Carrion Crow ; Saltmarsh-24/7/02 ; 5 Green Sandpipers ; 3 Little Ringed Plovers ; 14 Little Egrets ; 6 Yellow Wagtails
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Ian Cooke

Sunday, 21 July 2002

Milfraen Bog

Main Sighting:
My family and I watched a Female hen harrier on fri 28th June @ 7pm flying over Milfraen bog above Garn Lakes Blaenavon. The bird was very distinctive with a prominent white rump and narrow harrier like tail very graceful flying about 4-5 feet off the ground hunting We were able to watch for 15-20 mins. Next morning I returned but was not so lucky but I did watch a Snipe with 2 fledglings dabbling in a puddle on the old mine road above the bog they were not shy of the car but if I got out of the car they would hide amongst the marsh reeds.
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Daniel Jenkins-Jones

Thursday, 18 July 2002

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Thursday, July 18th A.M - Goldcliff ; Eclipse Garganey ; Yellow Wagtails 3 ; Black-tailed Godwits 7 (5 in full summer plumage)
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Ian Smith

Thursday, 11 July 2002

Cwmbran

Main Sighting:
Last few days has seen Swifts around the County Hall building in Cwmbran. Today these were followed by a Hobby flying over at 1.30pm. Buzzards all over the county carrying out lots of prominent displays PLUS much more hovering in open habitats than I am used to seeing, NOT just riding an updraught over a hill.
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Mike Brewer

Thursday, 11 July 2002

Gwent

Main Sighting:
I saw a kite yesterday(10/07/2002) at about 20:35hrs between Gilwern and Llangattock over the canal. The bird was being chased by crows, at first I thought it might be a buzzard but I then saw its distinctly forked tail. I was no more than 50 yards from the kite but could only see the silhouette as it was against the light in a wooded area so could not tell whether it was a Red Kite or a Black Kite. I also saw a bird high over Llanfoist on Friday 5th July which I instinctively thought was not a buzzard because it'ss wings seemed narrower, it had gone before I could get my binoculars.
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