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Sightings

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

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney nr Trethomas

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Goosander 3 redheads not usual for this time of year, also Grey Wagtail 1

Chris Stone

opp junc for Caer - went off A48 just west of road to Wentwood off A48

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Tawney Owl

Unfortunately dead and badly desiccated in the gutter.

Paul Coombes

Mynydd Maen

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Sunset walk – lots of mipits, skylarks, Stonechat, Cuckoo calling. Hobby came thundering low and fast across the heathland. Mipits hunkered down…

Bob Potter

Wentwood forest

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

At dusk, Woodcock seen flying round in large circle three times and occasionally calling. Two Nightjars seen and heard,

Lyn Waters

Magor Marsh

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo at Magor Marsh

Robert Beecham

Open moorland mountainside above Pochin Houses outskirts of Tredegar

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear, outskirts of Tredegar on open moorland.

Shelagh Adkins

NP40SX

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Flying near Sluvad Road

The red kite was being mobbed by a magpie between 11:00 & 12:00 today. It eventually flew off towards Llandegveth reservoir.

Mark Davies

Deri & Rholben , Abergavenny

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Whitethroat

A walk this morning around the Deri and Rholben yielded 2 Cuckoos , plenty of Skylarks , Meadow Pipits & Stonechat on top of hills plus a single Yellowhammer , a Willow Warbler , a Tree Pipit , a pair of Raven & 3-4 Whinchat , In the woods at least 6 Pied Flycatcher , a Spotted Flycatcher , a pair of Redstart , loads of Nuthatch and a Wood Warbler . On the way down from the Rholben another pair of Redstart , a female Bullfinch and a Whitethroat

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