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Sightings

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

There have been a number of curlew calling for the past 3 weeks,the are in the fields up behind the Carpenters Arms.

Chris Forster Brown

Monmouth (Waitrose)

Tue 31st Mar 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Two swallow over Monmouth Waitrose this morning.

Waltraud Englefield

Minmouth Allotments

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Sandmartin and Swallow

About 10 Sandmartins and one single Swallow over allotments about 1pm. Also saw Goshawk flying upriver from Wyebridge.

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: House Martins x12 9:30am

House Martins 12; Chiffchaff singing; Gadwall 10; Little Egrets 9; Widgeon approx. 70; Redshank approx. 60; Teal 20; Buzzard; Shelduck 2; Canada Geese; Coots; Moorhen.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Great Tit

On walking into my conservatory just now (having left the doors open earlier) I found three Great Tits in there together. This ups my total of individual birds inside the house but the species count remains the same – 23.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

From our walk this morning: Blackcap male and female seen 2 others heard Chiffchaff 4 Buzzard 2. Also, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Comma 1 Peacock 1 and an Orange Under-wing moth.

Andrew Crowder

Llanishen

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Bosprey

OOC but still of local interest. A buzzard flew over Llanishen heading south over the reservoirs which looked a good candidate for Bosprey. There are several buzzard territories in my area but it was definitely not one of those birds. I’ve seen this bird in the field and photos so I’m pretty confident it was.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit on my morning walk; woodland full of Redwings and Fieldfares.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Treecreeper

Watching from our terrace: a treecreeper exploring our telegraph pole. Goldcrest singing. Yesterday, a male Blackcap eating apple and a pair of Green Woodpeckers.

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Fieldfare

From daily walk through Mitchel Troy, at least five chiffchaff singing, two blackcap, greenfinch in churchyard and, more surprisingly, at least 15 fieldfare in tall trees near Trothy.

Allan Hopkins

Gilwern Quarries, Gilwern Hill

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear – 7 males

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Linnet

A couple of pairs but most Linnets still flocking – 40 in the garden today.

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