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Sightings

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Tue 30th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Juveniles

May and June has seen a lot of activity in the garden including – great spotted woodpecker 1 juv, robin 2 juvs, dunnock 1 juv, woodpigeon 1 juv, nuthatch 2 juvs, treecreeper 1 juv, goldfinch 6 juvs (2 pairs adults bred), greenfinch 8 juvs (2 pairs), house sparrow 9 juvs (3 pairs), blackbird 2 fem juvs, coal tit 3 juvs, blue tits 9 juvs (possibly 2 pairs), great tits 4 juvs, starlings a flock of 21 adults and juvs around the fat balls. In the adjacent field regular sightings of a family group of mistle thrushes and crows with 5 ravens over yesterday (possibly a family group).

Ray Duggan

Rogerstone

Mon 29th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Greenfinch

single greenfinch in garden

Andrew & Janet Cormack

St.Mary's Vale

Mon 29th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wood warbler, Yellowhammer

42 species from home to St.Mary’s Vale and back via the Usk. Expected to be too late for Wood Warbler song, but there was still one singing away. Also yellowhammer up in the bracken

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Tram track Blorenge

Sat 27th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo,meadow pipit

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Fri 26th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Black Headed Gull

I counted at least 298-Black Headed Gulls but only one juvenile amongst them.Also 5-Knot and a male Ruff,all from first platform.12h45-13h45.

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Thu 25th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Quail

Just heard a single three part run of “wet-my-lips” at 10.35 pm whilst enjoying watching the bats and hedgehogs in my garden. Call came from fields S of the village.

Dave Littleton

Goldcliff 3-5.30pm

Thu 25th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Ruff

Male Ruff at the back of the first lagoon, female then later on male Marsh Harrier, 70+ Redshank, a few Ringed Plover, and Lapwing. Avocets and Black Tailed Godwits out on the mud. 3 Reed Warblers in full song, as were a couple of Skylarks. Swallows, Swifts and House Martins zooming around. A few of the other usual species present although not sure who was responsible for the ‘murder at the Marsh Patform’, skeletal remains, and lots of feathers but not very good at identifying them if their not attached to the bird, also an owl pellet on the shelf at the platform-maybe not prime suspect for what looked like a reasonable size bird carcass?

Allan Dowson

Gobion

Thu 25th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

two families of Goosanders,one with nine adult size juvs. and the other with seven smaller juveniles.3/4-Common Sandpipers,2/3-Red Kites,1-Peregrine and 1-Oystercatcher,10h30–13h00.

jon holmes

llandewi rhydderch

Wed 24th Jun 2020

Main sighting: spotted flycatcher

1 spotted flycatcher in the churchyard
NB firecrest remains in situ in the Grosmont area as per Mark Whitaker

Allan Dowson

Peterstone

Tue 23rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

A pair of Shelducks with ten small juveniles also a first summer Mediterranean gull.20h25-21h15.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Tue 23rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Raven

Raven, 16 swifts, 30 sand Martins, 2 grey wagtails, heron, buzzard, 2 adult mallards with 9 large ducklings

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Mon 22nd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Single Hobby over river this morning . Also Goosander with 10 chicks , a Spotted Flycatcher , several Grey Wagtails with fledglings and at least a dozen Common Sandpipers between Llanwenarth and Llanfoist

Next event

Dec
5
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.Share this:TwitterFacebook