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Claire Medland

Severn bridge, Chepstow

Fri 29th May 2020

Main sighting: 3 red kites

Very excited to see these 3 cruising overhead this morning at around 8 am in a field between the old Severn bridge and the Wye near Chepstow.

Barry Catlin


Thu 28th May 2020

Main sighting: 8 Swifts

In flight ‘screaming’

Richard Morgan

Ynys y fro reservoir, High cross, Newport

Thu 28th May 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite over Ynysyfro Reservoir at 13.00 and again at 13.40. Also a pair of Paid Wagtails have started building a nest in our works van! We’ve only been on site a couple of days so they didn’t mess about 😀

Chris Hatch

Rhyd y Blew, Ebbw Vale

Thu 28th May 2020

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler at Rhyd y Blew reeling from Bulrushes.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 28th May 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

1-Hobby,Lesser Whitethroat,Common Whitethroat and a Sparrowhawk.11h15-13h00.

jon holmes

coed morgan

Wed 27th May 2020

Main sighting: Not The Thieving Magpie

Yesterday a male GS woodpecker noted flying across the garden with a complete bird’s egg in its beak; notorious thieves.
A pair of swallows arrived yesterday to nest in the garage. They normally appear the second week in April; somewhat six weeks late .
This morning the GS woodpeckers feeding at least two fully fledged young.

Iain Crawford

Tregate to Skenfrith

Wed 27th May 2020

Main sighting: Tawny owl

Tawny owl roosting, jay, 8 goldfinch, nuthatch, song thrush, blackcap, 2 stock dove, gsw, buzzard, 2 chiffchaff, 25 sand Martins, 5 swifts, 2 grey wagtail, female Mandarin and 6 young. Also 3 fallow deer.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Tue 26th May 2020

Main sighting: Starling

A flock of more than 70 Starlings included roughly 40% which were juveniles.

Blair Jones

Myndd Maen, Mountain Air,Pontypool

Mon 25th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoos, Red Grouse

Walked the mountain above Griffithstown and Cwmynscoy area. Stonechats, Willow Warblers, Linnet, Redpoll, Meadow Pippits, Bull Finch, Skylarks and Wheatear. Red Grouse flushed. Reed Buntings found in one location. Cuckoo seen Blaen Bran side and heard in Cwm Lickey Valley. Very good birding. Pics on my blog later this week.

Chris Stone


Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

This report for Friday 22nd, already posted but did not appear, probably my fault. Kittiwakes 30 + 20 the second batch landed on the water several times in between trying to fight the wind and drifting back up the Severn before eventually making a break for it.
Sat 23rd Fulmar 3 – Recent report of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th photo on Portland blog for 22nd was seen to beg from adults on second date?

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

1f-Wheatear present this morning,quite late for this location.

Ed Stevens


Fri 22nd May 2020

Main sighting: Sea birds

Seen yesterday on estuary from sudbrook. 2 fulmar seen at around five and again around seven pm, east of second Severn crossing following the bridge back and forth across the estuary. A few kittiwake including one quite close to the shore and flock of 8 to 10 sandwich tern east of the bridge heading west. Thanks to Chris Stone for the heads up.

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