Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

Bob Potter

Caldicot

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Woodpecker attacks Blue Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker attacks Blue Tit near Blue Tit nest box and takes it towards ground. Blue Tit escapes, Woodpecker left with feather in beak. (Caught on Wildlife video camera).

jon holmes

coed morgan

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: yellow wagtails

A pair of yellow wagtails in the field with cattle behind the house, Chiffchaff ,willow warbler , blackcap, whitethroat and lesser whitethroat calling in the garden

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

1st Spotted Flycatcher of the year plus heard a curlew

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine falcon

A40, Peregrine falcon over. Wyesham, greenfinch calling, goldfinches nesting. Bailey Bridge, Green woodpecker. Old viaduct, stock dove.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Greenshank

Greenshank 2, lapwing 2, oystercatcher 2, ringed plover 5, dunlin 4, little egret, linnet, reed warbler, moorhen with 6 good sized chicks. mistle thrush 2 and song thrush.

Kevin Jarvis

Caerleon

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite observed from the toad bridge by the Hanbury downstream heading towards the amphitheatre.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

re previous note here regarding sighting of an apparent juv Swallow(Tues 12th May) at Sudbrook, another was photographed yesterday at Portland, there is a photo of it on their blog . Current thinking is that the Swallows return to southern Europe in Feb or even January, have a brood and then the young move north with the adults. See tomorrows Portland blog. The above explanation had already been suggested by John Martin for the Sudbrook bird.

Mark Whitaker

Hoaldalbert near Grosmont

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Seen on Tresenny Brook. Also in vicinity 2 Redstarts singing, 1 Garden Warbler singing, 2 Linnets singing, 3 Willow Warblers singing. House Sparrows breeding in 3 nest boxes on one house.

Blair Jones

Penyrheol Common, Mynydd Twyn-Glas/Maen Pontypool

Sat 16th May 2020

Main sighting: Stonechat

Stonechats in abundance, Linnnet, Lesser Redpolls, Bullfinch, Pied Wagtails, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Blackbird, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Buzzard, Robin , Wood pigeons , Swallows and Herring Gulls.
Tremendous Gorse Habitat.

Mark Whitaker

Maypole

Fri 15th May 2020

Main sighting: Yellowhammer

Male heard singing when I stopped briefly on B4347 to let a bee escape through my car window – returning from work.

Iain Crawford

Trellech

Thu 14th May 2020

Main sighting: Hirundines

12 house Martins, 6 swallow, Jay, raven, blackcap, chiffchaff, whitethroat willow warbler, song thrush

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Thu 14th May 2020

Main sighting: Tree Pipit

Highlights of our walk today Tree Pipit singing, Red Kite 1 Blackcap 6 Willow Warbler 6 Chiffchaff 4. Dunnock 3 Song Thrush 3 Mistle Thrush 4 Swallow 6 House Martin 4 the latter two gathering mud. The Blackbirds are eating the ‘grapes’ of the Mahonia in our garden.

Next event

May
26
Sun
2024
8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk