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Sightings

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Thu 7th May 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

sparrowhawk flying SW

Graham Agg

The Narth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar heard churring at 23.25 from garden in The Narth some distance away in direction of Beacon Hill..

Anthony Bowen

My Back Garden in Magor

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Eurasion Sparrow Hawk

The hawk swooped on a sparrow on our bird table and defeathered it in our back garden.
I have a photograph of it.

Mike andJ ackie Pointon

Trethomas River Rhymney

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Daily walk: Kingfisher 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull circa 74 nests Herring Gull 9 nests Blackcap 4 singing.
Bedwas garden Painted Lady butterfly 2

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Wye: 30 sand Martins, 2 reed bunting grey wagtail, heron, kingfisher diving, raven, chiffchaff, blackcap. Also 5 large chub showing under rail bridge.
Monnow : 40 sand Martins investigating wall crevices, grey wagtail, blackcap, green woodpecker 5 swifts. Several shoals of small chub.

David Roberts

Upper Cwmbran

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling at about 5.30 this afternoon, close to foot of the mountain near Upper Cwmbran.

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Red-legged Partridge

2 (presumed pair) on road to Skenfrith. This species sometimes seen in our garden.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Six Swifts flying over the garden were the first of the year for us. Also, House Martin Blackcap .

Ruth Brown

Abergavenny

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

6 Swifts screaming overhead. Only 6. 2 juvenile Blackbirds in the garden the last few days.

Chris Hatch

Cycle track Pontnewynydd to Garn Lakes

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

10 singing Wood Warblers along cycle track and 1 Whitethroat at Garn Lakes

STEPHEN MORGAN

Upper Llanellen

Mon 4th May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Multiple sightings in garden area – seems to like the wing-mirror as surveying point.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Fulmar

Yesterday 22nd Kittiwake flocks of 30 + 20. Also three Fulmar today. see Portland blog for 22nd for photo of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th.

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