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Home Sightings

Sightings

John Bennett

Friday, 20 December 2002

Wentwood

Main Sighting:
Thursday 19th December.Flock of c.60 crossbills feeding on larches in Wentwood near Cadira beeches.Also a few siskins and redpolls.
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Ruth Brown

Thursday, 19 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Uskmouth 1530 hrs Thurs 19 Dec. 2 Hen Harriers. Sunset Chorus of vocal Water Rails and a few Cetti'ss. Starling roost has shifted further towards Farmfield Lane, and occurred at 1630 hours, delayed by hunting sparrowhawk. Uskmouth car park now locks at 1600 hours.
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Ruth Brown

Thursday, 19 December 2002

Abergavenny

Main Sighting:
Castle Meadows, Abergavenny 19 Dec 09.00 hrs. 2 Redpoll, flocks of Siskin and Goldfinch in alders by river + usual Goosander, Kingfisher, Dipper, 4 Cormorants, Moorhen etc
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Jeff Fisher

Tuesday, 17 December 2002

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
11 (eleven) snipe on the bank opposite the hide at Llandegfedd reservoir this morning (Tuesday 17th December). I usually manage to see 1 bird when I visit but this morning was special. I guess it could be something to do with the low water level in the main reservoir.
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Jeff Fisher

Monday, 16 December 2002

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Govilon village, fly-past of 300 plus jackdaws every morning at first light. This is always spectacular and often very noisy. I am particularly pleased as most of the birds fly low directly over my house. Recent visitors were however woken early by the noise.
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per chris jones

Friday, 13 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Report received from members of the WWT conducting a survey along the Gwent section of the estuary - Fri 13th Dec 02 Peterstone - Firecrest between the church and the seawall, Uskmouth - Hen Harrier and at Goldcliff a Purple Sandpiper and 13 Bewick Swans
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Chris Jones

Tuesday, 10 December 2002

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Ynysyfro Res - 9th Dec 2002 - amongst the usual wildfowl there were 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal and 1 Great Crested Grebe. The interesting female Scaup / Pochard hybred remains on the top pool
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Mick Bailey

Thursday, 05 December 2002

Pontypool

Main Sighting:
Tues 3 Dec. One Little Grebe on canal just south of Pontymoile Basin (Pontypool). Not worried by people walking by. I have never seen one on the canal before. Same day, I met GOS member Alan Price who recounted seeing a Heron flying along the canal just north of Pontypool, suddenly checking itself and diving (successfully) for a frog or fish. This is the third report of such diving that I have received from the Pontypool area since reporting my own sighting to The Dipper. Same bird or have others copied?
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David Broadley

Monday, 02 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth Reserve for the first time on Saturday morning (30 November). 2 Cetti'ss and Water Rail heard plus pair of Red-breasted Mergansers flying along foreshore and ring-tailed Hen Harrier being mobbed by Crow.
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Helen Jones & Phil Thompson

Sunday, 01 December 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Saturday 30 November Uskmouth. Hen Harrier still present at 13:45, Water Rail heard
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