Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

tony & jan jenkins

St Arvans

Wed 20th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Birds of prey

A break in the weather 1130 – 1300hrs saw a kestrel hunting for worms over a saturated field, a pair of buzzards soaring and a pair of sparrowhawks being mobbed by rooks

John Bennett

Usk

Sat 16th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher and 6 Goosander on rive r and a Song Thrush singing near garden

Simon James Bedford

Gwent uplands

Sat 16th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Various

high ground above blaenafon this evening rendered a single merlin , barn owl a single short eared owl hunting the heather .Red kite literally feet above my head and a scattered flock of at least 28 golden plover flying north over Coity..2 peregrine stonechat and a flock of 60 plus fieldfare acompanied by at least 12 blackbirds .highlight for me 3 snipe in ruts left by off road bikers ..

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Whooper/Bewicks swan

Seen on the Severn between the bridges swimming but back on and which eventually went to sleep on a sand bank, difficult to be definite, but on size probably Bewicks. Eventually got washed off with incoming tide, but too dark to see then.

tony & jan jenkins

St Arvans & Chepstow Park Wood

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: redwings

Flock of @50 redwings in field just west of village, coal tits still outnumbering great and blue on the feeders, silver/grey buzzard watching mole-hill activity, pair of dabchicks on nearby pond, tawny owl now calling every afternoon @ 1630 hrs, also muntjac spotted yesterday.
Note to members, NRW have now barriered off main car parks in the area, horse bolted & stable door spring to mind !!!!!!!!!

Graham Rogers

Garden, Coed-y-Paen

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Redpoll

Up to 4 redpolls feeding on nyger along with the usual finches and tits

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Wed 13th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier flying high over Clydach Gorge towards Gilwern Hill. Count of 24 species including the first Siskin for some weeks and a Treecreeper.

Tadhg Burrell

Gwent Garden

Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk diving and chasing a large group of Jackdoors unsuccessful on catching one

Barry Embling

Wentwood

Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Willow Tit

One adult south of Five Paths.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Sun 10th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Cracking views of Sparrowhawk perched on roof opposite house

Matthew Tennant

Reservoir near Tredegar Park Golf Club

Thu 7th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Scaup

About eight Scaup diving, along with fifteen or so Tufted Duck. Also two Little Grebe.

Simon James Bedford

Various

Wed 6th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Merlin

Managed to get around a lot of areas today with my job .Merlin low in the mist Waunafon .Red Kite at the Coal slip below the British …3 red Grouse at Pantygasseg .24 Redpoll in the alders nr Blaenafon Iron Works 8little Egret amongst the 200gulls at Penperlleni flood meadows..Notably a male Petegrine on “The Tower ” in Cwmbran ..Everytime I park in Sainsburys car park I take a look as it has become a favoured wintering spot for random birds .

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7:30 pm Annual General Meeting of the So... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Annual General Meeting of the So... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual General Meeting of the Society. @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The agenda has been published in the winter edition of the Dipper (Issue 156). After the formal AGM there will be short photo presentations by a number of GOS members. A link to the zoom meeting[...]