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Sightings

John Bennett

Friday, 13 June 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Family group of lesser spotted woodpeckers around gardens in Usk(Mill street area).This happens almost without fail at this time of year. Also Squacco heron seen at Uskmouth on Wednesday.
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Keith Jones

Tuesday, 10 June 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
Just got back from Atlas work in the Llangybi tetrad (39Y), with some good sittings. Just below Twyn Farm noticed a Hobby, and Buzzard sparing in the sky together. The Hobby which was flying south must have passed close to the Buzzards nest site, hence the challenge. Eventually after a few dives at the Buzzard, the Hobby flew off. The Last time I noticed anything like this was on 31.7.68 at Creag na Doire Duible, Scotland when Phil Llewellyn and I had a single Peregrine, Golden Eagle, and Buzzard sparing in the sky together. Also 2 male Goosanders, and two very agitated Common Sandpipers on the River Usk, one of which was feigning injury. Got rather wet when it started to rain heavily. I was waiting for my bus, but couldn'st use the bus shelter because a pair of Swallows were feeding young. What we do for birds.
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George Noakes

Monday, 09 June 2003

Pembrokeshire

Main Sighting:
Pembrokeshire weekend 7th/8th June. Thanks to the good weather we spent an excellent day on Skomer Island on Saturday, enjoying close range views of Puffins, Guillemots and Razorbills. A Peregrine pursuing a Pigeon at the Wick provided a thrilling spect
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Keith Jones

Monday, 09 June 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Walked Uskmouth, up Saltmarsh Lane, completing walk at the road, early morning 9.6.03. Count: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, the Whooper Swan heard but not seen, 6 adult, 5 fl Mute Swan 8 Shelduck, 17 adul
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Mal Jenkins

Monday, 09 June 2003

Cwmtillery

Main Sighting:
SAT 7th June:-female Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young at nest hole in dead tree, North of Cwmtillery.
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Clive Jones

Monday, 09 June 2003

Pembrokeshire

Main Sighting:
Well done GOS members on your Weekend trip to Pembrokeshire. I was fortunate enough to have a similar experience, finding a Bee-eater on Skomer on May 1st. I wonder if yours was the same bird? The bird on Skomer flew up the North Valley, and never re-appeared, but I understand you got better views. Look forward to reading about it in 'sYour sightings's.
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Keith Jones

Friday, 06 June 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Walked up the coast from Peterstone village to the gout, and the Pill at high tide this morning (4th June). Fairly quite but present 1 Great Crested Grebe in gout, 1 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 166 Mallard, 12 Shelduck, plus another 2 adults, with 9 fledglings just off the Pill, 11 Tufted Duck in the gout. Also 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Redshanks, 9 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, and 1 Cuckoo.
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George Noakes

Wednesday, 04 June 2003

Pembrokeshire

Main Sighting:
Pembrokeshire weekend June 7th/8th: Meet at the Martin'ss Haven National Trust car park at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The first crossing is at 10 a.m. but a queue system operates. I believe that the crossing costs œ7 return and there is a landing fee of œ6. If you are late, join us on the island.
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Adrian Hickman

Tuesday, 03 June 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Goldcliff Lagoons.Tues 3rd June(am).Flock of c105 Dunlin included 1 ist Summer Curlew Sandpiper & a Sanderling.Also 4 Blackwits & 2 Teal present.At least 3 Avocet chicks still around but have moved to N end of Bec Lagoon where difficult to see. Oystercatcher behaviour suggests that they have chicks now!
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John Evans

Tuesday, 03 June 2003

Usk

Main Sighting:
02/06/03 - 19 Lapwings on the Usk off the Moorings, St Julians at the evening high tide. Plenty of Reed Warblers around, also.
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