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Sightings

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)

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Swallows (2) our first of the year Chiffchaff 4 Willow Warbler 2 Blackcap 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1. Peacock and Orange-Tip butterflies.

Barry Stopgate

Rogiet

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Kestrei

Kestrel hovering over Ifton farm this morning before flying away to the east

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Single yellow wagtail over the house this morning calling.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

One just above Llanfoist bridge – 1st of the year

Marcus John

Caldicot

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher on footpath near Nedern floods. Pair of Garganey still present on floods.GOS-Member

Marcus John

Nedern Caldicot

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey present for third day

Hadyn Jones

Magor Marsh

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Wed 8th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egrets, 3 seen (0740), two flew away immediately, the third moved up the brook 200 metres where it continued to feed for a long time, dwarfing four Little Egrets nearby. Others: Lapwings, Redshanks, Gadwall (4), Tufted Duck (20), Shelduck, Coots. Buzzard; Blackcap singing. Water level draining steadily.

Marcus Alan John

Nedern Caldicot

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey on the Nedern floods in Caldicot

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Distinctive calls heard at 10.10 am from valley (Tresenny Brook) south of the village. First time since moving here 2 years ago but locals says the calls used to be far more frequent.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Mon 6th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

20+ Sand Martins arrived today just up from Llanfoist bridge on my daily exercise walk . Also 1st Swallow of the year and 1st male 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