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Sightings

Iain Crawford

Deri Ridge

Sun 30th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

4 ravens, 4 buzzards, a jay, female kestrel, pair of stonechats in moult, grey wagtail. Near forest coalpit, a jay, grey wagtail, 4 great spotted woodpeckers

Allan Dowson

Black Rock

Sun 30th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

At least 11-Yellow Wagtails around the cattle this morning.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Sat 29th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Lone Swift above the house with everal House Martin late afternoon

Ed Stevens

BlackRock

Sat 29th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Just east of black rock picnic site one male one female redstart and at least two spotted flycatcher.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 29th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Migration

Dawn – 11.30hrs. 3 chiffchaffs (contact calls), 70 mallards flying out as a group past hide. Snipe platform – 20 knot, 338 black-tailed godwits, 1 greenshank, 2 lt egrets, 2 grey herons, 62 lapwing, 2 curlew, 62 teal, 1 garganeye, and a juv fem peregrine which failed at catching the teal before moving off. Sea Wall – 2 avocets close in on the mud, oystercatchers, 1 whimbrel, 20 dunlin and large numbers of black-headed gulls. 4 wheatears along the seawall and 6 yellow wagtails also. Good movement of house martins with at least 200+ counted along with 31 swallows, 4 sand martins and 2 swifts. Good numbers of meadow pipits also. Hide 3 – male stonechat, 1 whinchat and a barnacle goose that came in with a large flock of Canadas, 68 greylag geese was a good number. Marsh Platform – glossy ibis showing well preening etc, 2 ruff, 35 redshanks and 1 buzzard. Other: Large and small whites, 1 small tortoiseshell, male common darter and 1 migrant hawker.

Theresa Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 28th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher

Three Spot flys (different to Ed’s}
Swift(Ed)

Ed Stevens

BlackRock

Fri 28th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Long-eared owl

Mid afternoon long-eared owl roosting in hedge east of black rock, 5 spotted flycatcher, 1 lesser whitethroat, 1 swift, 4 yellow wagtail

Verity Picken

Llangybi - nearby

Fri 28th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

Three Spotted Flycatchers together, one carrying food. Numerous Chiffchaffs, one singing.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Thu 27th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Swift 1 House Martin 8 Sparrowhawk 2

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Thu 27th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Firecrest in mixed flock of blue tits, long tailled tits, blackcap and chiffchaff. In hedge along seawall between surbrook and second Severn bridge

B Thomas

Llandegfedd

Thu 27th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Osprey

Am: dam end . Successful fishing osprey

Allan Dowson

Black Rock

Mon 24th Aug 2020

Main sighting: common sandpiper

9-Common Sandpipers,1-Spotted Flycatcher,1-Willow Warbler,1-Chiffchaff and m+f-Blackcaps. 10h30-12h00

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