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Sightings

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

This report for Friday 22nd, already posted but did not appear, probably my fault. Kittiwakes 30 + 20 the second batch landed on the water several times in between trying to fight the wind and drifting back up the Severn before eventually making a break for it.
Sat 23rd Fulmar 3 – Recent report of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th photo on Portland blog for 22nd was seen to beg from adults on second date?

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

1f-Wheatear present this morning,quite late for this location.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Fri 22nd May 2020

Main sighting: Sea birds

Seen yesterday on estuary from sudbrook. 2 fulmar seen at around five and again around seven pm, east of second Severn crossing following the bridge back and forth across the estuary. A few kittiwake including one quite close to the shore and flock of 8 to 10 sandwich tern east of the bridge heading west. Thanks to Chris Stone for the heads up.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon plus 2 pairs Pied Flycatchers and a male Redstart

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd village

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

My first Spotted Flycatcher of the year. Plus the usual warblers.

Mark Whitaker

Llangua

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

On River Monnow, also female Mandarin Duck and pair of Goosander flying over low, Grey Wagtail possibly breeding by Llangua Bridge.

Iain Crawford

Trellech Beacon

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Male Cuckoo calling 6am and two ravens

Anne Richards

Dingestow Monmouth

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

A pair of Spotted Flycatchers, about 10 or more swallows and same house martins. Nesting pairs of Blackcap and Common Whitethroat. Willow Warbler.

Neville Davies

Rudry

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Crossbill

Flock of 14 common crossbills flying across from the forestry and heading towards the Llanishen ridge. Also seen a pair of swifts.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Forget to put 3 Cuckoos heard with one showing good views in flight

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar churring 21:30 loud and clear there may have been two birds. Also Tawny calling.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale & Rholben

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Male & female Redstart this morning in the woods plus several Wood Warblers , a male Pied Flycatcher , 3-4 Treecreepers and a couple of Garden & Willow Warblers . On top of the Rholben 2 Yellowhammers , a pair of Ravens ,many Skylarks & Meadow Pipits , a couple of Tree Pipits , a few pairs of Stone hats and 4 Whinchats

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