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Sally Morgan

Monday, 26 January 2015

Brynmawr to Gilwern cycle route

Main Sighting: Merlin
Various bird sighting including Bullfinch, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard and Male Merlin.
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John Bennett

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Llandegvedd Reservoir

Main Sighting: Goldeneye
7 Goldeneye and up to 10 Mandarin seen from the dam end . The Black Swan was also with a large flock of Canada Geese . Also 5 more Goldeneye at Llanllowel .
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N J Davies

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

St Brides Newport

Main Sighting: Curlew
17 feeding in a flooded field with 4 stock doves and 2 mute swans.
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Paul Jones

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Crumlin

Main Sighting: Dipper
2 Dipper's[1 pink and silver ringed]on the Ebbw river-Crumlin to Royal Oak. Also a Grey Wagtail. Over the road a Kestrel catching a Vole.
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Tom Chinnick

Friday, 23 January 2015

Twmbarlym

Main Sighting: Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike again present on clearfell, access via Mountain road. S0249927
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Darryl Spittle

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Twmbarlwm

Main Sighting: Great Grey Shrike
Still present this afternoon; feeding both sides of the road, around the re-growing clear-fell NE and E of the car park and in the open area just SW of the car park. Grid reference for the car park is ST248926.
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Verity Picken

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Twmbarlwm

Main Sighting: Great Grey Shrike
The Great Grey Shrike perched up well this morning. Three Snipe flushed.
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Andrew Mason

Friday, 23 January 2015

Magor

Main Sighting: Leaucistic Buzzard
Re- two posts below -. I had good views of a Leaucistic Buzzard at 11.30 today not far from Magor Marsh.
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RSPB Newport Wetlands

Friday, 23 January 2015

Newport Wetlands (Uskmouth)

Main Sighting: Hen harrier
A ring tailed hen harrier seen over the foreshore. Also 2 Marsh harriers. Glynnis, if you want to upload photos on the rspb forums, we (or someone else!) can help identify them. We'd be very interested to see them! Link below: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/newportwetlands/f/12245.aspx
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Glynnis Withrington

Friday, 23 January 2015

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Marsh Harrier
Coming back to the road today from Goldcliff Pools a Marsh Harrier was perched in a tree opposite. It was so white I thought at first it was a Gyr Falcon! But then it flew and it was a definite Harrier. It was so pale though, I just wondered if anyone else has seen this bird. Also down by the sea wall with the Canada Geese there was a Bar-headed Goose. I expect this is known locally. I have good record shots of both these birds if anyone is interested. I don't know how to upload them on this website.
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