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Sightings

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Fri 4th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Swift

2 Swifts still over the garden this morning with 12-15 House Martins

Allan Dowson

Peterstone

Fri 4th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Goldfinch

A large flock of Goldfinches,mostly juveniles,probably over 100 birds.Also a Peregrine flew over spooking all the shorebirds.10h30

Chris Forster Brown

Chippy fields Monmouth

Wed 2nd Sep 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby frantically chasing hirundines over Chippy Fields, Monmouth at lunchtime today. Much swooping and diving, not sure if successful.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Wed 2nd Sep 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier hunting near the old Brynmawr reservoir, flew off to the north. Whinchats and Wheatears present recently seem to have gone.

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Wed 2nd Sep 2020

Main sighting: Swift

A single Swift and 3 Red Kites. Surprised an otter on the bank just 2m away.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Tue 1st Sep 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Single Swift still going to nest

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 1st Sep 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

10:05 -13:30 Redstart 2( 3) Whitethroat 3 several Chiffchaff in the hedgerows, not many waders on the lagoons but good numbers of Shoveler and Teal and a solitary Greenshank. and 40 Lapwing. On the foreshore a Black-tailed Godwits 407 Shelduck 153 Dunlin 30 Knot 6.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth Bridge to iron bridge

Tue 1st Sep 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, 2 little egrets, 2 herons, 14 common gulls, green woodpecker, 2 song thrush, juv or female blackcap, juvenile willow warbler

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Sirhowy Valley

Mon 31st Aug 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Excellent views (& photos) of Dipper at Sirhowy Valley park; more distant views of grey wagtail and glimpse of kingfisher; also Jay calling (awful sound)

Iain Crawford

Deri Ridge, Abergavenny

Sun 30th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Female kestrel, 4 ravens, 4 buzzards, a jay, male and female stonechat. Near Forest coalpit, a grey wagtail, jay, female bullfinch, and 4 great spotted woodpeckers

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons and Goldcliff Point

Sun 30th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Waders and Glossy Ibis

Attended at dawn at Goldcliff Point Initially during high tide. Hedgerows had Chiff Chaffs calling. The wall had Wheatear and lots of Black Headed Gulls. As the sun came up flock of Curlews flew up from Goldcliff Lagoons. A solitary Curlew was feeding near the point as the tide receded.

Goldcliff Lagoons –
Priors had the flock of Black Tailed Godwits 250+, 2 x Ruff , 4 x Knot and 1 x Greenshankl, 20+ Redshanks. Flossy the Glossy Ibis was roosting with the waders. Flocks of Teal, Shoveler and Mallard Ducks . 4 x Snipe

Out on the foreshore – 2 x Oystercatchers, Curlews and Black Headed Gulls.
The sea wall had at least 4 x Wheatear and also Yellow and Pied Wagtails.

Good passage of House and Sand Martins and Swallows all morning.

Iain Crawford

Deri Ridge

Sun 30th Aug 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

4 ravens, 4 buzzards, a jay, female kestrel, pair of stonechats in moult, grey wagtail. Near forest coalpit, a jay, grey wagtail, 4 great spotted woodpeckers

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