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Sightings

tony & jan jenkins

Redwick sea wall

Sun 26th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Turnstones

A group of 15 turnstones sitting out the high tide on the rocks below seawall, chiff chaffs calling from Redwick village down the seawall lane and all along coastal hedgerows.

Bob Potter

Collister Pill

Sun 26th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Wheatear

Male Wheatear (5pm), Reed Bunting (fem); Chiffchaff; Skylark singing, Curlews out on the low tide.

Mary Plunkett

South side of Tintern Village

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 Red Kites displaying over south end of Tintern Village between 7.00 a.m and 7.30 over Tintern Abbey (and my garden) and on the Gwent side of the Wye. Mobbed by Corvids. Flew off to woodland on West side of Wye valley north of St Arvan.

Kevin Hewitt

NWR Uskmouth

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Firecrest seen feeding in ivy in the case close to the bird hide, other birds of note, 5 Whimbrel and several Common Gulls moving over the sea at HT.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Chiffcahffs

AM visit, high winds so only 2 hides visited – En-route to hides – blue tits, crows, woodpigeons, pheasant, herring gulls and moorhen. Hide one – cettis calling, 3 skylarks (1 singing), 123 shelduck, greylags and Canada geese, 52 wigeon, fem marsh harrier eating remains of a male gadwall on the island (worryingly a Canada goose is now dead next to the uncollected mute swan), 5 oystercatchers, 45 shoveler, 4 gadwall, 4lapwing, 35 teal, male stonechat and lesser black-backed gulls. Hide two – 2 cormorants, 15 black headed gulls, 14 long tailed tits, chaffinch, starlings and good numbers of chiffchaffs again on the reserve – 13.

Chris Dyson

Deri, Abergavenny

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Great Grey Shrike

One showed briefly and photographed in scrub on east slope of Deri, N of Abergavenny this morning. SO290183.

Mary Plunkett

Tintern

Fri 24th Mar 2023

Main sighting: @ Red Kites

2 Red Kites displaying over south end of Tintern Village between 11.00 and 11.15 and over woodland to the south, mainly on the Gwent side of the Wye. Had previously (June 2022) seen 1 Red Kite in same area.

Bob Potter

Goldcliff

Fri 24th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew, a large flock of over 200 birds, at high tide, sheltering from high winds, to the West of the sea wall hide.
Shelduck over 150; Avocet pair; Lapwing; Dunlin; Teal; Wigeon; Shoveler; Gadwall.
Cetti’s, Chiffchaff’s, Skylarks all singing.
Fielfare flock of 60

Bob potter

Goldcliff

Fri 24th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew – over 200 at high tide, sheltering from high wind from sea wall hide (leg rings not visible); 150 Shelduck; Avocet pair; Gadwall; Widgeon; Teal; Shoveler; Lapwing; Dunlin; Redshank; Reed Bunting; Cetti’s, Chiffchaffs singing. Shortly after leaving, a flock of 60 Fieldfare seen over adjacent field.

Deborah Tee

St. Peter's Church, Llanwenarth

Thu 23rd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Curlew

Two Curlew seen circling the fields between Llanwenarth Church and the Usk (8:00am).

Ed Stevens

Black rock

Wed 22nd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Early afternoon wheatear on foreshore at sudbrook and a firecrest in hedge east of black rock

iain crawford

Skenfrith

Wed 22nd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Swallows

2 swallows by the bridge. Soaring near Sand House, 25 ravens, 7 buzzards, m and f sparrowhawk. Jay, green woodpecker, mistle thrush

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2023
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