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Sightings

Verity Picken

Llanvihangel Crucorney

Tue 20th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Curlew

Two more early arrivals seen today!

Verity Picken

North of Abergavenny and Monkswood

Mon 19th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Curlew

The first inland Curlews of the year were reported today – singles at both locations. This is an early date for Gwent birds. Please keep your eyes peeled and ears pricked and send all reports to curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk so that we can follow up on your sightings.

L north

Rear of pen y fan pond oakdale

Sun 18th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Frogs

100 plus breeding frogs pen y fan pond oakdale

David Hathaway

Llanishen

Sat 17th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Sparrow Hawk

Walk around Crumlands wood. 6 Skylarks,5 song thrush,8 jackdaws,In my field 1 sparrowhawk,3 red kites,2 buzzard,2 siskins,numerous goldfinch,chaffinch and greenfinch

Mr Graham Agg

Trellech

Fri 16th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Skylark

Skylark singing and displaying above meadow by surgery in Trellech – perhaps Spring is here!

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 16th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Pochard

En-route to hides – collard doves, woodpigeons, blackbirds, chaffinch, wren, herring gulls, magpies, starlings, great tit, jackdaws, crows, goldcrest, robin, song thrushes and male sparrowhawk overhead. Hide one – 2 little egrets, 2 cormorants, mallards, shelduck, Canada geese (some now paired up and showing territorial signs), 93 teal, 110 wigeon, 20 shoveler, 2 gadwall only, coot, cettis calling and meadow pipits. En-route to hide 2 – greenfinches, skylarks, pied wagtail, low numbers of redwings and fieldfares. Hide two – 10 lapwing only, fem marsh harrier and lesser black-backed gulls. Snipe platform – moorhens, 2 mute swans, pair of common pochard and tufted ducks now at 7 males and 5 females. Hide three – 36 more teal, 14 more shelduck, 10 more shoveler and a pair of stonechats. Seawall – 1 great black-backed gull, 36 curlew, 10 oystercatchers, 3 grey plovers, single dunlin, distant male peregrine and sparrows. Back near hide 2 – female kestrel perched up. Back in hide 1 a large flock of 70+ waders briefly showed over the seawall, may have been godwits but not enough time to verify.

Neville Davies

Red Barn Pools

Fri 16th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

Pheasant, chiffchaff seen and contact call heard followed by partial sub-song, long tailed tits, wren, starlings, blue tit, herring gulls, skylark, crows, magpies, coot, mallards, pair gadwall, cettis calling, 5 greylags, 1 shelduck, 2 shoveler, fem marsh harrier, 5 teal and 2 curlew.

Verity Picken

Penpergwm

Sun 11th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Flying beside the A40

Blair Jones

Caldicot Pill

Sat 10th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Pintail

Early this morning at high tide I saw the following – Flock of 12 Pintail Flying towards Sudbrook, Kestrel ( female), Shelduck x 20, numerous Stonechats, 6 x Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Blackbird,Magpie, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Wren, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull and Grey Heron.

Robert Hughes

Above the road at Square Farm Near Dingestow

Thu 8th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Pair of Lapwing Flying/Displaying

First time I have seen these birds in this area.

Lucy Beecher

Sea Wall Marshfield

Sun 4th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite.

iain crawford

Monmouth

Sun 4th Feb 2024

Main sighting: Goosander

Male goosander, Wye/monnow confluence. 225 common gulls, school playing fields

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