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Sightings

Mal jenkins

Sunday, 02 March 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Unusual record of male Reed Bunting in my brothers urban garden in the middle of Abertilery yesterday just after the high winds had passed through. Got caught under a plastic sheet looking for food and had to be released; flew off but came back 20 mins later.
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RhysWebb

Thursday, 27 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
These are sightings at my own feeding station in Llanhilleth since Christmas:-7Greenfinches(males+Females),Male+Female Siskins,Dunnock,Goldcrest,Yellowhmmer,piedWagtail,Greywagtail,Great sppotted woodpecker,Mistlethrush,Jay,Bullfinch(male+Female),Chaffinches(males+Females)Crossbill This was an extremly rare sighting,bluetits(Males+Females)GreatTits(Males+Females),Longtailedtits,Coaltits,robins and a few more as well.I have about 9 feeders nuts,seed,fat+my own special mixes.I have my own photography hide as I am a keen bird photographer.If you would like to know more or would like to ask a few more questions E-mail me at:- rhyswebb@lycos.co.uk
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Keith Jones

Thursday, 27 February 2003

GLWR Goldcliff

Main Sighting:
Visited Goldcliff Lagoons at low tide on 27.2.03 where I managed to dodge the showers. Birds seen include 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 163 Wigeon,62 Teal, 63 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 5 Pintail, 5 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 4 Oystercatchers, 8 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 19 Curlew, 2 Common Redshanks, and 4 Raven.
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Via Chris Jones

Wednesday, 26 February 2003

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Avocet initially at mouth of Rumney estuary early pm. Seen later at Sluice Farm before moving along the estuary towards Peterstone mid pm.
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John O'Sullivan

Tuesday, 25 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
YR today goldeneye,ruddy duck,2 gc grebes,2 great black backed gulls. GBgulls more common here over last year than previous 11.
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David Price

Tuesday, 25 February 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
peterstone gout 25th feb teal(40),widgeon(60),redshank(30),knot(100),ringed plover(3) dunlin(2-3000)
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Keith Jones

Monday, 24 February 2003

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth to catch the high tide of 24.2.03, and then walked over the levels via the foot paths to the Farmers Arms, Goldcliff. Fortunately the mist lifted quickly giving good visibility, of just over 50 different species. At Uskmouth birds included 1 female Merlin, 63 Coot, 5 Water Rail, 46 Tufted Duck, 33 Meadow Pipit, 7 (Singing) Cetti'ss Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 14 Reed Bunting, and on the foreshore 78 Shelduck, 62 Mallard,21 Teal, 134 Wigeon, 19 Pintail, 20 Grey Plover, 4 Oystercatchers, 100 Knot, 68 Curlew, 2900 Dunlin, and good views of a single Ruff. On the Levels 1 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 14 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 13 Coot, 23 Curlew, 2 (Singing) Cetti'ssWarbler, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, and 75 House Sparrows between the Levels, and farmers Arms.
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John Wilson

Monday, 24 February 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
Mon 24th Feb - Peterstone Goutat high tide. Water Pipit by small pools just over the stile, then moved c.50 m west. Well marked bird with long pale buff malar stripe, whitish supercilium, white outer tail feathers. Also 3 Little Egret there. Dunlin - 2000 Knot - 100 Grey Plover - 100 Teal - 100 Pintail - 1 pair Wigeon - 1 pair Shelduck - 50 Redshank - 100
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Tim Hall

Sunday, 23 February 2003

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting:
23/2/03 Peterstone Gout 1530-1630: Several 100 Dunlin. 100+ Knot, Redshank. 6+ Grey Plover. Several Curlew, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Mallard. 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1 Golden Plover.
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Michael Tidley

Saturday, 22 February 2003

Gwent

Main Sighting:
2.22.03 walked from newhouse industrial site to the sea wall observed the following wood pigeon, wigeon, curlew, mallard, b.h.gull, l.b.b.gull, herring gull, shellduck, wren, robbin,blackbird, piedwagtail,carrion crow, magpie, greenfinch, lapwing, greattit, heron,
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