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Sightings

Christopher Reading

Crumlin Canal, Risca

Mon 20th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Was cycling home along the towpath near Risca, when I spotted a Lesser Redpoll hanging from an alder branch.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Whinchat

Cuckoo called twice this morning but didn’t stay. A corking male Whinchat near the old reservoir, a few Swallows and my first House Martin over, Redstart singing.

Mark Davies

Castle Meadows , Abergavenny

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garden Warbler

A couple of Garden Warblers below castle plus several Blackcaps

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

Excellent walk at Peterstone sea wall; 39 species total; peregrine seen sitting in salt marshes for several minutes, then with oystercatcher kill; mixed flock of 18 dunlin (breeding plumage) and 7 ringed plover moving around together; pochard, teal, wigeon, tufted, shelduck, pintail, mallard; canada and greylag geese; 3 little egrets; pair of grey heron; pair mistle thrush; LBBB, herring gull; etc

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

One sole Swift amongst a large mixed flock of approximately 100 Swallows and House Martins, high above the Nedern Brook (1600hrs) not far from the A48 flyover. Little Egrets; Tufted Ducks; Lapwing; Teal; Canada Geese; 12 Mallard ducklings; Shelducks, etc. Great Spotted Woodpecker ‘drumming’; Blackcap and Chiffchaffs singing.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 17th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew, Mandarin, Goosander and 5 Fieldfare on my morning walk today.

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Fri 17th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

2 Curlews calling and flying around in the vicinity of the church . Along the river a Kingfisher , a Dipper , a Treecreeper and several Goosanders & Sandpipers .

Jacueline WHEELER.

Cycle Path, Garndiffaith

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

First Wood Warbler seen and heard singing. Also Cuckoo heard.

Dave Brassey

Maescoed Mawr

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

All the usual woodland birds here but first Firecrest I’ve found

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler.

John Bennett

Usk along river

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Mallard ducklings

A walk along the river produced several Willow warblers , 30+ Sand martins and 9 mallard Ducklings

Ruth Brown

Castle Meadows, Abergavenny

Wed 15th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sand Martin

Mallard with ducklings, singing Greenfinch and 2 pairs of Bullfinch, several Sand Martins, Kingfisher, but no Common Sands heard or seen. An area towards the Silver Bridge full of Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler heard, and Green Woodpecker.

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