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Sightings

Lyn Waters

Magor Marsh

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo at Magor Marsh

Robert Beecham

Open moorland mountainside above Pochin Houses outskirts of Tredegar

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear, outskirts of Tredegar on open moorland.

Shelagh Adkins

NP40SX

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Flying near Sluvad Road

The red kite was being mobbed by a magpie between 11:00 & 12:00 today. It eventually flew off towards Llandegveth reservoir.

Mark Davies

Deri & Rholben , Abergavenny

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Whitethroat

A walk this morning around the Deri and Rholben yielded 2 Cuckoos , plenty of Skylarks , Meadow Pipits & Stonechat on top of hills plus a single Yellowhammer , a Willow Warbler , a Tree Pipit , a pair of Raven & 3-4 Whinchat , In the woods at least 6 Pied Flycatcher , a Spotted Flycatcher , a pair of Redstart , loads of Nuthatch and a Wood Warbler . On the way down from the Rholben another pair of Redstart , a female Bullfinch and a Whitethroat

Roo Perkins

Blaenserchan

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby watched chasing pipit. Also Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Redstart, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, masses of SPB Fritillary, Green Hairstreak.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Tufted Duck

2 Tufted Duck on the river just above the Llanfoist bridge – 1st I have seen on the river . Also a Spotted Flycatcher and a Kestrel

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Monnow flowing clear, but the Wye turning a murky algal green. Kestrel, kingfisher, heron, 2 buzzards, 20+swifts, 40 sand Martins, 2 garden warblers, song thrush, great spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail, 2 collared doves, moorhen and 4 chicks.

Michael Pointon

Bedwas

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby flew over our garden at 19:25.

Chris Dyson

Castle Meadows, Abergavenny

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Cetti’s Warbler

One sang several times from bushes near the castle this morning

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Grug

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

A place we don’t often visit, it is quite slog up from Bedwas. But we were rewarded with a Cuckoo seen calling Stonechat 3 Meadow Pipit 12 Skylark 8 Whitethroat 3 Willow Warbler 2 Linnet 8 Raven and a Robin with two young. Butterflies Speckled Wood and Small Tortoiseshell

Kev Stait

Chepstow

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite over Larkfield area of Chepstow at 17.40

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Hawfinch

2 Hawfinches in Llanwenarth Churchyard this morning . Also a Curlew in flight

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7:30 pm Saving Britain’s Curlews – Mary ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Saving Britain’s Curlews – Mary ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
In 2016 Mary waled 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why the numbers of this iconic bird have plummeted. What followed was a nationwide movement to save the Eurasian Curlew. A zoom video presentation. Details will be sent to those members for whom we have e-mail addresses some 7-10 days before[...]