Sightings

Chris Stone

Sudbrook/ Blackrock

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Med gull permanent fixture it seems

Also several hundred BH gulls feeding on Severn pm – 8 Mistle thrushes Passage pill – c20 Redshank

Bryn Burgess

Llandegveth Reservoir

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Common Tern

Single Common Tern (dam end)2 Little Egret (North end)

Bob Wright

New Inn

Tue 23rd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Large individual seen quartering the fields behind Newport Road at 1600hrs, north to south.

Ruth Loebl

NP26 3BX

Mon 22nd Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Pale undersided Red Kite seen quartering a field just cut for hay next to the M4 at this postcode. Also seen above my house same postcode on Easter Sunday and a fortnight previously (NP26 3BX) This was the first time I had seen a Red Kite in this location

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Sun 21st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Tawny Owl

An unseasonal duet at last light in cool, breezy conditions. Half an hour’s worth of hooting, kewick and trilling. Curious!

Ruth Loebl

NP26 3BX

Sun 21st Jul 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Sorry, got the date wrong, it was today of course not tomorrow!

Chris Stone

Sudbrook between pier and Black rock

Sat 20th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper 8

Med gull Ad – 2 Common gull

Nick Saunders

Carsington Water, Derbyshire

Sat 20th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Anyone interested in Hen Harrier Day, Sunday 11th August. We’re going !!! Please contact Nick and Gill Saunders gillnick263@gmail.com

Roger Price

Peterstone Sluice Farm

Fri 19th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Canada Geese

At 1 pm flock of 70 Canada Geese on the inner marsh in brisk SW winds. A Whimbrel, 2 Cormorants, 5 Martins west, one Shelduck family with 5 medium sized juvs, a second with 2 fully grown juvs.

Simon James Bedford

Newhouse and Bulwark

Mon 15th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Gulls

Over 200 mixed flock over Malpas at 17.30 with rising queen ants .Lbb hg bhg.

Simon James Bedford

Mathern

Mon 15th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Swifts

70 plus swift over chepstow garden centre at 10 am

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 15th Jul 2019

Main sighting: Great White Egret

A GWE flew in from the Uskmouth direction over Monk’s Lagoon, Common Sandpiper 1 Knot 6 BP LRP 8 2 ads 6 juvs Black-tailed Godwit 181 Redshank 141 Dunlin 84 Sand Martin 300 Yellow Wagtail 1 Redstart 1 juv. Also: Emerald Damselfly Black-tailed Skimmer Painted Lady Large White Gatekeeper Meadow Brown

Next event

Sep
28
Sat
2019
7:30 pm Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wildlife in Spitsbergen - Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
This evening’s speaker, Al Venables, will take us to within 700 miles of the North Pole on this his second visit to Spitsbergen undertaken in 2017.