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Home Sightings

Sightings

Darren Hughes

Tuesday, 20 May 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Hobby hunting over the Wye Bridge @ 4.30 yesterday 19th Point taken Ian sorry misunderstood.
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Keith Jones

Monday, 19 May 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning missing the showers. A fair selection of waders including 7 Lapwing, 23 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Oystercatchers, 2 Common Redshanks, 17 Dunlin, 8 Whimbrel, 6 Black Tailed Godwits, 1 Turnstone, and 4 Knot. Also present 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 24 Shelduck, 43 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, and 1 Peregrine. In a field just south of Whitson Court a single Black Swan, and opposite 13 Mute Swan grazing in another field. But the highlight of the day was a single Hawfinch bounding over tree tops near Goldcliff Church.
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John Bennett

Monday, 19 May 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
At Goldcliff point on Sunday(18th) 3 manx shearwaters,a few hirundines and a cuckoo(and lots of raindrops).
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John O'Sullivan

Monday, 19 May 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
On the subject of Hobby.One over Y.R Sunday.
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Andy Rowlands

Sunday, 18 May 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Darren, I think the point that Ian was trying to make is that Martins and Swallows make a different alarm call when a Hobby is in the vicinity than they do for a Sparrowhawk. It is also different to that made for a Kestrel i.e. species specific.
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Darren Hughes

Sunday, 18 May 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Ian alarm calls from Pass when a Hobby is in the area are not audble Martins & Swallow'ss really yell out alarm calls that will be the most noticable calls very few passerines will call at a Hobby.Hurindins go ballistick when one is near this comes from 17 years on the south coast.
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George Noakes

Sunday, 18 May 2003

Cotswold Water Park

Main Sighting:
May 18th: The highlights of today'ss GOS field trip to Cotswold Water Park were: 4 Temminck'ss Stints, 2 Nightingales and a flock of 6 Hobbies quartering low over the side of a lake in heavy rain.
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Ian Smith

Sunday, 18 May 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Sunday 2.45pm. Hobby just hedge hopped my garden fence (1.5m) at phenominal speed through garden, passing within 2metres of me. Took 1m wide gap between trees and bushes projecting above remainder of solid panel fence. Then went on to climb steeply to clear 3m high hedge by 2-300mm. Target was a mix of House Martins and Swifts. Dont's be fooled into assuming that the next BOP low through your garden has to be a Sparrowhawk. The local birds are not, as their alarm calls are always species specific and spot on. My problem now, when hearing Hobby alarm, is whether to look up or look down !
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Ian Smith

Friday, 16 May 2003

Monmouth

Main Sighting:
Wednesday 14th. Hobby hunting into gardens around 4.30pm and then sightseeing overhead nearer 7.30pm. Osbaston, Monmouth. This is turning out to be the best year yet for local sightings of this Falcon.
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 15 May 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth during the early morning (15.5.03). Walked from the Power Station end to the lagoons, followed the shore to Farmfield track, and road to Nash. 49 different birds noticed including 3 Little Grebe. 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Whooper Swa
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