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Sightings

Anthony Bowen

My Back Garden in Magor

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Eurasion Sparrow Hawk

The hawk swooped on a sparrow on our bird table and defeathered it in our back garden.
I have a photograph of it.

Mike andJ ackie Pointon

Trethomas River Rhymney

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Daily walk: Kingfisher 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull circa 74 nests Herring Gull 9 nests Blackcap 4 singing.
Bedwas garden Painted Lady butterfly 2

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Wye: 30 sand Martins, 2 reed bunting grey wagtail, heron, kingfisher diving, raven, chiffchaff, blackcap. Also 5 large chub showing under rail bridge.
Monnow : 40 sand Martins investigating wall crevices, grey wagtail, blackcap, green woodpecker 5 swifts. Several shoals of small chub.

David Roberts

Upper Cwmbran

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling at about 5.30 this afternoon, close to foot of the mountain near Upper Cwmbran.

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Red-legged Partridge

2 (presumed pair) on road to Skenfrith. This species sometimes seen in our garden.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Six Swifts flying over the garden were the first of the year for us. Also, House Martin Blackcap .

Ruth Brown

Abergavenny

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

6 Swifts screaming overhead. Only 6. 2 juvenile Blackbirds in the garden the last few days.

Chris Hatch

Cycle track Pontnewynydd to Garn Lakes

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

10 singing Wood Warblers along cycle track and 1 Whitethroat at Garn Lakes

STEPHEN MORGAN

Upper Llanellen

Mon 4th May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Multiple sightings in garden area – seems to like the wing-mirror as surveying point.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Fulmar

Yesterday 22nd Kittiwake flocks of 30 + 20. Also three Fulmar today. see Portland blog for 22nd for photo of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th.

Chris Hatch

Cycle track Garndiffaith to Blaenafon

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

1 Pied Flycatcher and 7 Wood Warblers along cycle track.

Mark Whitaker

Graig Syfyrddin

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

2 birds singing, also 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Raven calling in woods. Walked to location from home.

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