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Sightings

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.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Wed 15th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher this afternoon along with several Willow Warblers , Nuthatches , Treecreepers and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers . Also seen 2 Swallows and 3 Linnets

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Wed 15th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

First Redstart singing here this morning. Still no Swallows or House Martins in residence.

Bernie Jones

Allt-yr-Yn Newport

Wed 15th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk seen circling over
Allt-yr yn and Ridgeway at 1pm

Iain Crawford

Trellech Beacon, Cleddon Bog

Wed 15th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Warblers

20+ singing willow warblers, 6 chiffchaff, 3 blackcaps. 2 dunnock 5 jays 3 buzzards 6 goldfinch 2 little grebe 2 Canada goose 2 gsw. Long-tailed tit, coal tit, linnet, swallow, nuthatch song thrush stock dove.

Next event

Jul
12
Sun
2020
8:30 am CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Due to the current situation with regard to social distancing this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to have it in our programme again in 2021. Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.Share this:TwitterFacebook