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Sightings

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sun 10th May 2020

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit on my morning walk.

Blair Jones

Mountain above the Folly Pontypool

Sat 9th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling just above the farm near the old Roman Road by the Folly area just after dawn.
Skylarks in abundance, Meadow Pipits, Wheatear and Starlings. Other species seen enroute – Pied Wagtails, Stonechat,Carrion Crows in good numbers, Chiff Chaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcaps , Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Buzzard.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Sat 9th May 2020

Main sighting: Yellowhammer

Single Yellowhammer , several Wood & Willow Warblers , 3=4 Whinchats , several singing Skylarks and Meadow Pipits , a single Tree Pipit , a Red Kite and a couple of Ravens this afternoon .
Earlier in the week 3 Pied Flycatchers (2m & 1f) , a pair of Garden Warblers and a Wheatear .

Mark Whitaker

High Meadow Woods near Grosmont

Sat 9th May 2020

Main sighting: Common Crossbill

Heard calling in conifers by B4347, also Cuckoo calling (heard in England earlier), 6 singing Redstarts in vicinity, 1 Garden Warbler in song, House Martins nesting at Whitehouse Cottage.

Chris Hatch

Cwmsychan reservoir

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler at Cwmsychan reservoir near British. Also Whinchat, Wheatear, Redstart, Tree Pipits, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Peregrines, Green Hairstreak butterflies and St. Mark’s Flies.
At British, Whitethroat.
At Blaenserchan, Dingy Skipper butterfly.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew to Marshfield

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Red kite; sedge warbler

Reed bunting; reed warbler; sedge warbler (2), willow warbler (heard); pair stonechat; whitethroat – several; blackcap; 3 linnet; 3 red kite – first time we’ve ever seen them down here; buzzard; GS woodpecker; etc – 28 in all.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Garden warbler

Wye valley walk , garden warbler, greenfinch, great spotted woodpecker on fenceposts, whitethroat, goldfinch. Old station, garden warbler. Monnow, 3 grey wagtail, 6 swifts, greenfinch song thrush. Drybridge Park, heron, 2 goldfinch, 2 dunnock fledglings

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Keith Roylance

Near to Gobion

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey on telegraph pole.
Sighting by a non-member (Matt Gould) who requested confirmation of identification before submitting the record. Confirmed by photo supplied to Steve Butler. Bird had a GPS transmitter attached as small aerial can be seen on its back.

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

sparrowhawk flying SW

Graham Agg

The Narth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar heard churring at 23.25 from garden in The Narth some distance away in direction of Beacon Hill..

Next event

Jul
12
Sun
2020
8:30 am CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Due to the current situation with regard to social distancing this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to have it in our programme again in 2021. Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.Share this:TwitterFacebook