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Sightings

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Fri 8th May 2020

Main sighting: Garden warbler

Wye valley walk , garden warbler, greenfinch, great spotted woodpecker on fenceposts, whitethroat, goldfinch. Old station, garden warbler. Monnow, 3 grey wagtail, 6 swifts, greenfinch song thrush. Drybridge Park, heron, 2 goldfinch, 2 dunnock fledglings

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Richard Hardaker

twmbarlwm above henllys

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo heard and seen twmbarlwm on the 7th and also on machen on the 14th

Keith Roylance

Near to Gobion

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Osprey

Osprey on telegraph pole.
Sighting by a non-member (Matt Gould) who requested confirmation of identification before submitting the record. Confirmed by photo supplied to Steve Butler. Bird had a GPS transmitter attached as small aerial can be seen on its back.

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

sparrowhawk flying SW

Graham Agg

The Narth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar heard churring at 23.25 from garden in The Narth some distance away in direction of Beacon Hill..

Anthony Bowen

My Back Garden in Magor

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Eurasion Sparrow Hawk

The hawk swooped on a sparrow on our bird table and defeathered it in our back garden.
I have a photograph of it.

Mike andJ ackie Pointon

Trethomas River Rhymney

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Daily walk: Kingfisher 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull circa 74 nests Herring Gull 9 nests Blackcap 4 singing.
Bedwas garden Painted Lady butterfly 2

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Wye: 30 sand Martins, 2 reed bunting grey wagtail, heron, kingfisher diving, raven, chiffchaff, blackcap. Also 5 large chub showing under rail bridge.
Monnow : 40 sand Martins investigating wall crevices, grey wagtail, blackcap, green woodpecker 5 swifts. Several shoals of small chub.

David Roberts

Upper Cwmbran

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling at about 5.30 this afternoon, close to foot of the mountain near Upper Cwmbran.

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Red-legged Partridge

2 (presumed pair) on road to Skenfrith. This species sometimes seen in our garden.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Six Swifts flying over the garden were the first of the year for us. Also, House Martin Blackcap .

Next event

Sep
26
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED, Sorry - A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Due to current social distancing requirements we are unable to hold indoor meetings. Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.Share this:TwitterFacebook