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Keith Roylance

The Blorenge

Tue 22nd Oct 2019

Main sighting: Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting on The Blorenge.
Park in Foxhunter car park and take the path towards the Trig. Point. At 1:00 – 2:00 pm it was very close to the path and very (too) confiding.
Also Red Kite over.

Brin Richards

michaelston y fedw CF3 6XS

Mon 21st Oct 2019

Main sighting: White Stork

Disturbed by a neighbour on one of her ponds 1/4 mile from me. She rang me and while on the phone the stork flew around my lake a couple of times at low level,
We both have seen herons on hundreds of ocassions, this bird was larger and flew with v. long neck extended . Not like a heron. we both agreed that this was a stork. sorry no photo

Simon James Bedford


Mon 21st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfare

200 fieldfare flying over Penyclawdd Church also another flock of fifty over Abergavenny and 200 Plus at pwll Ddu later in afternoon with a handfull of redwing .

Simon James Bedgord


Mon 21st Oct 2019

Main sighting: Fieldfare

200 + flock of fieldfare over Penclawdd heading west plus 50 over abergavenny and another huge flick of 150 plus at pwll ddu .

Verity Picken


Sun 20th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hawfinch

A single this afternoon.

Andrew & Janet Cormack

Wye Valley

Sun 20th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

Goshawk being mobbed by carrion crows at Bigsweir Bridge about 3pm. Four cranes flying east over Cadora Woods (Glos.) at 11am were presumably over Gwent a few minutes earlier

Roger Price

Peterstone Gout

Sun 20th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Goshawk

On the morning tide with a northerly breeze at 6.5deg C : Curlew 4, Redshank 152, Blkwit 3, Knot 15, Dunlin 8, Grey Plover 3, Pintail 114, Shoveler 74, Wigeon 47, Teal 7, Lgrt 2, Cormorant, Sparrow Hawk. From the track back to the car park, a circling Kestrel headed off NE, closely followed by a Goshawk at lower elevation for approx 1/3rd of a mile. Small flocks of finches in the area.

Chris Dyson


Sat 19th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Barn owl

Flew over Nash road near Motorpoint and dropped down into waste ground at about 7pm

John Marsh

Fox hunter car park - Blorenge 4 Red Ki

Sat 19th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Kites

4 Red Kites flying towards Keepers pond at 11am.

Neville Davies / Paul Coombes

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

Morning visit – water levels still too high (can the 3rd lagoon be drained perhaps to allow exposed shallow mud), only waders seen were 10 lapwing which was very disappointing. Highlights included 28 greylag geese, 14 shoveler, wigeon, 4 little egrets, 1 cettis and 1 chiffchaff calling, male sparrowhawk, black swan, 6 gadwall, 28 mute swans, 1 heron, 15 teal, curlew, skylarks, cormorant, good find of a female merlin by Paul.. Seawall – 1 gt b b gull, 10 grey plovers with 5 dunlin and 15 oystercatchers. Hide 3- lovely close views of a female kingfisher fishing and landing on the fence from the hide, also a pair of kestrels hunting (adult female and a juv male), pair of stonechats and 6 swallows through. 33 long tailed tits in a roving flock. 1 male common darter, 1 painted lady, possible migrant or southern hawker? 1 stoat and rabbits.

John Wile

Llandegfedd reservoir

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey fishing on reservoir around 1300 17/10/2019.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, wye and Monnow walks

Thu 17th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Buzzards

3 buzzards, 40 mallards, 15 common gulls, a song thrush, 2 long-tailed tits

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