Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.

Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Goshawk

It was a day for raptors from the garden today male Goshawk Red Kite 1
female Sparrowhawk and Buzzard 3. The House Sparrow are engaged in a team building event by the sounds of it, they have been going crazy all day. Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing. Butterflies Large White and Orange Tip.

Iain Crawford

Tregate Bridge area

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Ravens

7 ravens, 5 buzzards, 4 goldfinch, 2 mistle thrush, 2 Green woodpecker, 2 greater spotted woodpecker, 2 herons, stock dove, long tail tit, common sandpiper, female bullfinch, yellowhammer, jay, male mandarin, chiffchaff. Also a hare.

Chris Forster Brown

Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Whitethroat

Single tree pipit, redstart and whitethroat all singing from scrubby felled forestry immediately behind Pen y Clawdd farm Dingestow. Also a potential male goshawk over but more likely female sparrowhawk, with five buzzard. Not bad for five minutes’ lockdown watch. .

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sun 12th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Gargany

Garganey pair, at flooded end of Nedern Brook. Gadwall; Widgeon; Dabchick; Tufted Duck;
Lapwing; Redshank; Little Egret; Heron; Redshank; Cormorant; etc.

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Pied Fycatcher

Pied Flycatcher male

Marcus John

Caldicot

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey present for 5th day on Nedern floods. View from ST483893

Marcus John

Caldicot

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling over Caldicot centre before heading off NE

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Pair of red Kite overhead this morning.

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Goshawk

Goshawk

Jackie Huybs

Blaenavon

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House Martin

Amazed to see a solitary House Martin rebuilding a nest under my neighbour’s eaves this evening. Have never seen one this early before.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House Martins

3 House Martins over the garden this morning

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Butterflies

Some nice early season butterflies in lockdown garden – holly blue, brimstone, comma and orange tip. Swallow and house martin locally. Plenty of chiffchaff and blackcap but no willow warblers. Marsh tit regularly behind Pen y Clawdd farm (Dingestow)

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