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Sightings

Keith Jones

Tuesday, 11 November 2003

Bulmore Lakes

Main Sighting:
Visited Bulmore Lakes today (11.11.03) walking back to Caerleon along the Bulmore road. Light mist, but a good variety of birds seen including 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant (nothing on Sor Brook Power Lines), 8 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 24 Mallard, 26 Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpipers (on River Usk), 7 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 18 Long Tiled Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Jay, 4 Raven, and among the common birds 32 Blackbird counted along the walk.
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John Evans

Monday, 10 November 2003

Newport

Main Sighting:
1530 - Single Brambling on the apple tree in our garden, just at the bottom of the Moorings, also Grey Wagtail on the back lawn. Usual Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit and House Sparrows at the feeders also.
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Keith Jones

Monday, 10 November 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff this morning (10.11.03) hour and a half after high tide. Mist was problematic at distance, but fairly clear on lagoons. Birds seen include 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron 7 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 10 Mallard, 95 Teal, 11 Wigeon, 11 Lapwing 1 Grey Plover, 75 Oystercatcher, 80 Curlew, 12 Common Redshanks, 8 Common Gull,125 Fieldfare, 24 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, and 2 Raven.
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Steve Williams

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Dunlop Semtex Pond, Brynmawr

Main Sighting:
120 Coot 1 Canada Goose 7 Pochard 14 Tufted Duck 17 Moorhen 1 Little Grebe
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Steve Williams

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Beaufort Ponds, Brynmawr

Main Sighting:
Coot 18 Tufted Duck 3 Wigeon 6 Little Grebe 1 Gadwall 1 male
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George Noakes and Rob Moellere

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
9th November a.m. : Water Rail still present on the Gavenny stream at Castle Meadows + 3 Dippers, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goosanders, 3 Little Grebes, Linnets, Siskins, large flocks of Redwings and Fiedfares. 1 calling Curlew.
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John Evans

Sunday, 09 November 2003

Newport

Main Sighting:
'sAlba's type Pied Wagtail with more regular style Wagtails. Also small influx of Coal Tits to the area around the Moorings.
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j o sullivan

Saturday, 08 November 2003

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Huge movement of winter thrushes this morning over Bassaleg, High Cross and Y.R. Mostly redwing but first significant nos of fieldfare, also smaller numbers of woodpidgeons, meadow pipits, chaffinch.On the res itself 3 Gadwall and Great crest Grebe.
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Keith Jones

Saturday, 08 November 2003

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Visited Llandegfedd Reservoir today (8.11.03). Viewed the dam end, and walked from Sluvad Road, down the lane, around the western inlets, up the west bank, covered the northern shore and completed walk at the restricted east bank. Water level still very low, but some winter birds moving in. About 52 species seen including 15 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 120 Mallard, 106 Wigeon, 16 Teal, 8 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 12 Coot, 158 Lapwing, 4 Great Black Backed Gull, 4 Pheasant, 8 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Tree creeper, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 33 Fieldfare, 82 Redwing, 31 Blackbird around and about, 460 Starling flying north, 7 Jay, 34 Carrion Crow, and 22 Raven. Among the usual selection at the feeding station, 3 Nutharch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, and 1 Willow Tit.
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Ian Morris

Saturday, 08 November 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Male Ring-necked Duck present on the lagoons. Lots of thrushes, esp. Fieldfare- approx. 400.
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