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Sightings

Chris Stone

sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common tern

Lockdown seawatch from balcony on Severn

3 Com terns west approx. 3pm
Sand martin
sorry if I’ve duplicated this report

Iain Crawford

Penallt old railway line

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper, grey wagtail, a pair of mandarin ducks, 3 house martins

darren hughes

Monmouth Wyesham

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

This is the 4th time I’ve seen a Male bird hunting the Wye in the past 3 weeks.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Com terns

lockdown seawatch from balcony
3 west
Sand martin

Richard Morgan

Went wood reservoir

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

A pair of Shelduck were at Wentwood reservoir today (There’s only a small lake at the base of the tower at present ). No ducklings were seen so not sure if they’ve nested here. The drake was giving the local mallards a hard time, constantly harassing and actually attacking them.

John Bennett

Usk

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Swift over Usk in the rain.

Mark Fury

River Usk, half mile upstream of Llanfoist Bridge

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Mixing with 5/6 Mallard then fishing, seen about midday

Bob Potter

Five Lanes, Caldicot

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail (singing from top of dung pile in field). Whitethroat; Swallows; Wheatear (male). Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff’ – all singing.

Chris Hatch

Coed y Parciau near Pontnewynydd

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

4 Wood Warblers at Coed y Parciau woods.
Also, Blaenserchan valley 25/4: 2 Cuckoos, 3 Wheatears, 4 Redstarts, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Stonechats, several Tree Pipits, Green Hairstreak Butterfly.
Cycle track Garndiffaith to Blaenafon 24/4: 7 Wood Warblers

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Collared Dove

The 24th species found INSIDE the house entered through the open conservatory door just now – Collared Dove.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swifts

15+ Swifts over the garden this morning

John Bennett

garden in Usk

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moth seen in Garden

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