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Sightings

Chris Forster Brown

Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow

Tue 14th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Tree pipit

A walk along footpath through the felled forestry area previously posted (behind Pen y Clawdd farm, Dingestow) resulted in two separate singing tree pipit, two whitethroat and two willow warbler. Many chiffchaff and especially blackcap (everywhere).

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Tue 14th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

12 Common Sandpipers on the river above the Llanfoist bridge . Also 3 Swallows

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Mon 13th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sand martins

Sand martins (over trout lakes). 2 linnets. 5 oystercatchers, 5 pintail pairs, several teal and shelduck. 1 little egret. Canada geese, incl on the mud flats. Flock of >100 mixed crows and jackdaws. 1 song thrush. 1 mistle thrush (same spot as last week’s pair).

Grant Robinson

Skirrid Fawr

Mon 13th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House Martin

The first House Martins have arrived to inspect last years nests. Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks and Commas have emerged from hibernation in good numbers, and the Orange Tips have hatched. A pair of Grey Wagtails have laid a single egg in a nest in a flowerpot in the garden.

Andrew Pritchard

M48 Rogiet

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Barn owl

Sad to report, especially at this time of year, dead barn owl, hard shoulder westbound, must have been particularly unlucky given roads are so quiet at the moment

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

6 Common Sandpipers above Llanfoist bridge plus several female Goosanders , at least 8 Sand Martins and a Kingfisher

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Goshawk

It was a day for raptors from the garden today male Goshawk Red Kite 1
female Sparrowhawk and Buzzard 3. The House Sparrow are engaged in a team building event by the sounds of it, they have been going crazy all day. Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing. Butterflies Large White and Orange Tip.

Iain Crawford

Tregate Bridge area

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Ravens

7 ravens, 5 buzzards, 4 goldfinch, 2 mistle thrush, 2 Green woodpecker, 2 greater spotted woodpecker, 2 herons, stock dove, long tail tit, common sandpiper, female bullfinch, yellowhammer, jay, male mandarin, chiffchaff. Also a hare.

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

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