Sunday, 1 February 2009


At a loose end this evening.

January Highlights 09

3rd-Four Red Grouse and a Merlin on the Blorange Hen Harrier at Boat Lane Goldcliff Five + Water Pipits 20+Snipe and a count of 25 Golden Plover between Collister Pill and West Pill.
4th-15+ WAXWINGS at Tkmax carpark Newport also 80-100 reported on small trees in the car park of Newport Stadium.
20+ Water Pipits and a Rock Pipit at Peterstone. Also a Barn Owl hunting around the sunflower field at uskmouth.
5th- A single Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Gobion.25 WAXWINGS at Usk showed well. A Hen Harrier over the foreshore at Goldcliff and 19 Golden Plovers at Llanhennock.
6th-A Jack Snipe At Goldcliff Pools and a single WAXWING flying east over Ringland Estate Newport.
7th-3 Bewick Swans at Llandegfedd Reservoir WAXWINGS still at Usk and a Goshawk over the Village.
8th- Single Brambling in a garden at Landogo 2 Rock Pipits at Goldcliff Lagoons and 3 Short Eared Owls were seen at Waunafon Bog.
9th-A Marsh Harrier and Peregrine over Boat Lane Goldcliff.
10th-18 WAXWINGS Still in Usk but the Main highlights was a flock of 10 WOODLARK at Llanarth.
11th-WOODLARKS still showing well at Llanarth 23Goldeneye on river Usk at 17 Bewicks Swans in a field at Llanllowell.2 Water Pipits were seen at Peterstone Gout. Also a Med Gull and 2 Pintail at Llandegfedd Reservoir.
12th-The WOODLARKS still at Llanarth.
13th-WOODLARKS still at Llanarth and a Short Eared Owl at Waunafon Bog.
14th-2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Green Sandpipers were seen on the Usk at Caerleon
16th-A Spotted Redshank and Water Pipit at Goldcliff Pools.
17th-A Green Winged Teal (County First) was at Goldcliff Pools and a Water Pipit at Collister Pill.
18th and 19th - The Green Winged Teal Still at Goldcliff Pools
20th- Red Kites were seen at Gilwern, Wylie and Waunafon Bog. Also Short Eared owl and a Peregrine at Waunafon Bog.
22nd- 3 Short Eared Owls at Waunafon bog and a Hen Harrier seen flying over the A465 by Garnlydan Reservior.Highlight of the day was an Adult Glaucous Gull found late on at Goldcliff Pools. (First Adult since 1987).
23rd-4 Goldeneye were at Uskmouth and the Glaucous Gull still at Goldcliff also here was a Kittiwake flying over the Pools.
25th-Glaucous Gull at the Pools first thing the in fields off Chapel Road later on. A Green Sandpiper in the reen at the entrance to Uskmouth and 4 Red Grouse on the Blorange.
26th-4 Short Eared Owls 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Red Grouse were at Waunafon Bog.
27th-A Black Redstart was seen between Sudbrook and Caldicot Pill.20 Bewicks Swans in field west of St Brides.
30th-The Green Winged Teal put in an appearance again at Goldcliff Pools.

31st The Month ended with 2 Short Eared Owls at Waunafon bog a Marsh Harrier at Boat Lane Goldcliff.Also an adult GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Magor Pill.

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