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Sightings

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: House Martins x12 9:30am

House Martins 12; Chiffchaff singing; Gadwall 10; Little Egrets 9; Widgeon approx. 70; Redshank approx. 60; Teal 20; Buzzard; Shelduck 2; Canada Geese; Coots; Moorhen.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Great Tit

On walking into my conservatory just now (having left the doors open earlier) I found three Great Tits in there together. This ups my total of individual birds inside the house but the species count remains the same – 23.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

From our walk this morning: Blackcap male and female seen 2 others heard Chiffchaff 4 Buzzard 2. Also, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Comma 1 Peacock 1 and an Orange Under-wing moth.

Andrew Crowder

Llanishen

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Bosprey

OOC but still of local interest. A buzzard flew over Llanishen heading south over the reservoirs which looked a good candidate for Bosprey. There are several buzzard territories in my area but it was definitely not one of those birds. I’ve seen this bird in the field and photos so I’m pretty confident it was.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit on my morning walk; woodland full of Redwings and Fieldfares.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Treecreeper

Watching from our terrace: a treecreeper exploring our telegraph pole. Goldcrest singing. Yesterday, a male Blackcap eating apple and a pair of Green Woodpeckers.

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Fieldfare

From daily walk through Mitchel Troy, at least five chiffchaff singing, two blackcap, greenfinch in churchyard and, more surprisingly, at least 15 fieldfare in tall trees near Trothy.

Allan Hopkins

Gilwern Quarries, Gilwern Hill

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear – 7 males

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Linnet

A couple of pairs but most Linnets still flocking – 40 in the garden today.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

A Red Kite floated over our garden later four Buzzards. As there is so little background noise birdsong is so much clearer and enjoyable-every cloud!

martyn jones

Marshfield

Tue 24th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

Out on my exercise/dog walk through the damp fields south of Marshfield this morning. Two pairs of Snipe, three pairs Lapwing, one pair Redshank. Up until last week up to nine Snipe were regular on these fields and over the winter two Jack Snipe were also often present. Cetties seem to be everywhere with at least eleven territories across just a few fields. A pair of Stonechat that wintered have now departed but Reed Bunting are on the increase.

Chris Forster Brown

Trothy river

Tue 24th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Pair of dipper on Trothy, north-eastern end of Mitchel Troy. Not seen them there before. From house at Pen y Clawdd Farm, a marsh tit and up to 7 bullfinch in recent days. Green woodpecker in both Mitchel Troy and at Pen y Clawdd Farm.

Next event

Jul
18
Sat
2020
9:00 am Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park. Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members[...]