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

Chris Forster Brown

Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Whitethroat

Single tree pipit, redstart and whitethroat all singing from scrubby felled forestry immediately behind Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow. Also a potential male goshawk over but more likely female sparrowhawk, with five buzzard. Not bad for five minutes’ lockdown watch. .

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Gargany

Garganey pair, at flooded end of Nedern Brook. Gadwall; Widgeon; Dabchick; Tufted Duck;
Lapwing; Redshank; Little Egret; Heron; Redshank; Cormorant; etc.

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Pied Fycatcher

Pied Flycatcher male

Marcus John

Caldicot

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey present for 5th day on Nedern floods. View from ST483893

Marcus John

Caldicot

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling over Caldicot centre before heading off NE

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Pair of red Kite overhead this morning.

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Goshawk

Goshawk

Jackie Huybs

Blaenavon

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House Martin

Amazed to see a solitary House Martin rebuilding a nest under my neighbour’s eaves this evening. Have never seen one this early before.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House Martins

3 House Martins over the garden this morning

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Butterflies

Some nice early season butterflies in lockdown garden – holly blue, brimstone, comma and orange tip. Swallow and house martin locally. Plenty of chiffchaff and blackcap but no willow warblers. Marsh tit regularly behind Pen y Clawdd farm (Dingestow)

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Swallows (2) our first of the year Chiffchaff 4 Willow Warbler 2 Blackcap 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1. Peacock and Orange-Tip butterflies.

Barry Stopgate

Rogiet

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Kestrei

Kestrel hovering over Ifton farm this morning before flying away to the east

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