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Llandegfedd ReservoirSatellite View
Llandegfedd Reservoir is more important for wintering wildfowl. There is sailing on part of the lake in the summer. Again, many good spots are too small, and too numerous to list.
Usk EstuarySatellite View
Peterstone Wentlooge (ST270200); Uskmouth and Goldcliff (ST320820); Collister Pill (ST450850); Black Rock (ST510880) are known for passage waders, some sea-watching, etc. There are small numbers of breeding Redshank, lapwing and curlew on the Levels. Magor Marsh reserve, run by GWT (ST4286). Reedwarblers, etc, breeding Little Grebe. There is to be a new wetland site at Uskmouth to replace the Cardiff Bay. It is not yet clear exactly what habitats will be provided.
Wentwood Forest, at the right times of the year, has crossbill, nightjar, woodcock, redpoll, siskin. Goshawk can be seen in various locations, as can hobby.
Birds of GlamorganClive Hurford and Peter Lansdown 228 pages, 30 col & 17 b/w photos, line illus, maps. 1995
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Birds of Gwentby Andrew Baker Helm 2007
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Gwent Bird Report...available from Jerry Lewis, Y Bwthyn Gwyn, Coldbrooke, Abergavenny NP7 9TD
Gwent Ornithological SocietyWebsite
TJ Russell, The Pines, Highfield Road, Monmouth, Gwent NP5 3HP 01600 716266 - Home Page for the Gwent Ornithological Society (GOS) now up and running with news, the latest newsletter, meetings dates, links and more...
Gwent Wildlife TrustWebsite
Gwent covers the lower Wye and Usk river valleys and the Severn Estuary in South East Wales. In the last fifty years Gwent has lost two thirds of its ancient woodland and the lowlands surrounding the Severn Estuary are threatened by industrial development...
Gwent Levels Wetlands ReserveInformation
This new wildlife reserve (opened in March 2000), on part of the tranquil Gwent Levels on the edge of the City of Newport, was created as mitigation for the loss of mudflats of Cardiff Bay. The new reedbeds, saline lagoons and wet grasslands have already attracted a wealth of wetland birds including over-wintering wigeon, shoveler, teal, shelduck and pintail. Bitterns may be seen at the Uskmouth Reedbeds in winter along with hen harriers and short-eared owls...
This reserve is last remnant of fenland on the Gwent levels and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a prime example of the succession of plant communities from open water to marsh and scrub woodland. Bronze age pottery fragments have been found and the present layout of reens (drainage ditches) dates from the 14th century.
RSPB Newport WetlandsWebsite
This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city, but is a great place for people too with a new RSPB visitor centre, a café, shop and children's play area.
Wentwood Forest near Newport was acquired by the Woodland Trust in 2005. The largest surviving ancient wood in Wales, and the last remnant of the Forest of Gwent, it has a long and venerable history with records going back to the eighth century...
Brick House Country Guest HouseAccommodation
The many interesting sites in the vicinity include Caldicot Castle, eight miles east of Brick House and famous for its Medieval Banquets, held on most summer evenings.
The Old RectoryWebsite
Retreat from the busy world to this majestic 18th Century Rectory on the mountain slopes of the wild Pembrokeshire coastline. We provide perfect facilities for your holiday, retreat or workshop for groups of up to 12. Highlights include; 6 bedrooms, a cosy living room with inglenook fireplace, a large workshop space (or second living room) with big bay windows, a private 2/3 acre of romantic wild garden, and excellent self-catering facilities.
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