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Sightings

Mark Whitaker

High Meadow Woods near Grosmont

Sat 9th May 2020

Main sighting: Common Crossbill

Heard calling in conifers by B4347, also Cuckoo calling (heard in England earlier), 6 singing Redstarts in vicinity, 1 Garden Warbler in song, House Martins nesting at Whitehouse Cottage.

Chris Hatch

Cwmsychan reservoir

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler at Cwmsychan reservoir near British. Also Whinchat, Wheatear, Redstart, Tree Pipits, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Peregrines, Green Hairstreak butterflies and St. Mark’s Flies.
At British, Whitethroat.
At Blaenserchan, Dingy Skipper butterfly.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew to Marshfield

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Red kite; sedge warbler

Reed bunting; reed warbler; sedge warbler (2), willow warbler (heard); pair stonechat; whitethroat – several; blackcap; 3 linnet; 3 red kite – first time we’ve ever seen them down here; buzzard; GS woodpecker; etc – 28 in all.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Garden warbler

Wye valley walk , garden warbler, greenfinch, great spotted woodpecker on fenceposts, whitethroat, goldfinch. Old station, garden warbler. Monnow, 3 grey wagtail, 6 swifts, greenfinch song thrush. Drybridge Park, heron, 2 goldfinch, 2 dunnock fledglings

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Keith Roylance

Near to Gobion

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey on telegraph pole.
Sighting by a non-member (Matt Gould) who requested confirmation of identification before submitting the record. Confirmed by photo supplied to Steve Butler. Bird had a GPS transmitter attached as small aerial can be seen on its back.

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

sparrowhawk flying SW

Graham Agg

The Narth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar heard churring at 23.25 from garden in The Narth some distance away in direction of Beacon Hill..

Anthony Bowen

My Back Garden in Magor

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Eurasion Sparrow Hawk

The hawk swooped on a sparrow on our bird table and defeathered it in our back garden.
I have a photograph of it.

Mike andJ ackie Pointon

Trethomas River Rhymney

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Daily walk: Kingfisher 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull circa 74 nests Herring Gull 9 nests Blackcap 4 singing.
Bedwas garden Painted Lady butterfly 2

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Wye: 30 sand Martins, 2 reed bunting grey wagtail, heron, kingfisher diving, raven, chiffchaff, blackcap. Also 5 large chub showing under rail bridge.
Monnow : 40 sand Martins investigating wall crevices, grey wagtail, blackcap, green woodpecker 5 swifts. Several shoals of small chub.

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