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Sightings

Graham Agg

Trellech Common Woods

Fri 12th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Single cuckoo heard this morning in Trellech Common Woods; small group of crossbills passing over; single woodwarbler singing (seem to be doing rather better this year – I’ve heard 4 singing territories in Trellech Common Woods, 2 in Manor Wood, 1 near Beech Cottage pen y Fan; 3 in woods to east of Beacon Hill heathland and 2 near Pancake Wood); a fine male bullfinch in garden (The Narth) and green woodpecker excavating for ants in my lawn today.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Tue 9th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

First visit since lockdown,using platforms only as hides still closed.Highlight was a male Garganey on the bank of Priors lagoon.Apart from one LRP juv. the only other juvs.were Canada and Greylags.66-Black Headed Gulls have returned but no juvs.

Mark Davies

Rholben & Sugar Loaf

Tue 9th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Several Wheatear including 3 Fledglings around the Sugar Loaf along with a Red Kite , a Kestrel , a couple of Ravens , loads of Meadow Pipits and Stonechat , a couple of Whinchat and several Skylarks . On the Rholben a couple of calling Cuckoos , a pair of Redstart and a single Yellowhammer .

Waltraud Englefield

Wye next to Showground

Mon 8th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Goosander with chicks

Goosander with 6 chicks, Mandarin Duck with 5 ducklings, nesting Mute Swan, Kingfisher, Wren, Willow Warbler, Grey Heron, Raven, Crow, Cormorant, 6 Canada Geese, male and female Grey Wagtail, Blackbird. All early morning.

jon holmes

coed morgan

Mon 8th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby flew over the house this morning with the local swallows in hot pursuit

Mark Whitaker

Wood near Edmund's Tump

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Male singing in conifers and seen well, also Spotted Flycatcher and singing Wood Warbler within 100 metres or so. Nearby Siskin pair courtship and probable Raven’s nest. Common Crossbill flying low and calling at Graig Syfyrddin and male Tree Pipit and Redstart singing on W slope of Tump.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

Pair of Shelducks with eight small ducklings.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

Single bird floating/flying up Severn with tide. 6.20pm + 4 BH gulls later

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, common sandpiper, buzzard, red kite, 2 stock doves, oystercatcher and (little?) ringed plover near pylons, 5 collared doves, heron, 5 goldfinches, 300+ sand Martins

Jonathan Saville

Near Pandy

Thu 4th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Single curlew near Pandy, first sighting in my local patch for c.3 years. Not much else in a 3 mile walk, male Redstart, pair spotted flys, recently fledged pied&grey wags on the Honddu, reasonable swift numbers for the patch.

Stephanie J Tyler

R.Monnow Llangua meanders

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper and 17 Mandarin Duck

also Kingfisher and 20+ Sand Martins

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Around the (eyesore) national fly tipping site behind old LG factory – pair of bullfinches

Next event

Sep
26
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED, Sorry - A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Due to current social distancing requirements we are unable to hold indoor meetings. Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.Share this:TwitterFacebook