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Sightings

Mary Plunkett

Tintern Abbey

Thu 30th Mar 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 red Kite over south end of Tintern village and Tintern Abbey and over woodland south of Tintern mainly on Gwent side of Wye from 8.30 to 9.15.

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr

Thu 30th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Swallow

A single Swallow over this afternoon

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Thu 30th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler allotment Pandy Road, an early bird.

Omar Yasseen

Cors crycheed reen near lambay lake

Thu 30th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Night Heron

Sorry I know it’s not Gwent but unable to access Glamorgan birds site.Adult Night Heron flew from a tree across the reen to perch in a group of trees around 3.30 pm today.Not seen again but prob will roost there for the night.also willow warblers but no wheatears on sea wall or much else.

Chris Jones

Goldcliff lagoons

Mon 27th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey on 1st lagoon. Also 4 redhead Goosander briefly before departing North. Spotted Redshank and Willow Warbler also present.

tony & jan jenkins

Redwick sea wall

Sun 26th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Turnstones

A group of 15 turnstones sitting out the high tide on the rocks below seawall, chiff chaffs calling from Redwick village down the seawall lane and all along coastal hedgerows.

Bob Potter

Collister Pill

Sun 26th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Wheatear

Male Wheatear (5pm), Reed Bunting (fem); Chiffchaff; Skylark singing, Curlews out on the low tide.

Mary Plunkett

South side of Tintern Village

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 Red Kites displaying over south end of Tintern Village between 7.00 a.m and 7.30 over Tintern Abbey (and my garden) and on the Gwent side of the Wye. Mobbed by Corvids. Flew off to woodland on West side of Wye valley north of St Arvan.

Kevin Hewitt

NWR Uskmouth

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Firecrest seen feeding in ivy in the case close to the bird hide, other birds of note, 5 Whimbrel and several Common Gulls moving over the sea at HT.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Chiffcahffs

AM visit, high winds so only 2 hides visited – En-route to hides – blue tits, crows, woodpigeons, pheasant, herring gulls and moorhen. Hide one – cettis calling, 3 skylarks (1 singing), 123 shelduck, greylags and Canada geese, 52 wigeon, fem marsh harrier eating remains of a male gadwall on the island (worryingly a Canada goose is now dead next to the uncollected mute swan), 5 oystercatchers, 45 shoveler, 4 gadwall, 4lapwing, 35 teal, male stonechat and lesser black-backed gulls. Hide two – 2 cormorants, 15 black headed gulls, 14 long tailed tits, chaffinch, starlings and good numbers of chiffchaffs again on the reserve – 13.

Chris Dyson

Deri, Abergavenny

Sat 25th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Great Grey Shrike

One showed briefly and photographed in scrub on east slope of Deri, N of Abergavenny this morning. SO290183.

Mary Plunkett

Tintern

Fri 24th Mar 2023

Main sighting: @ Red Kites

2 Red Kites displaying over south end of Tintern Village between 11.00 and 11.15 and over woodland to the south, mainly on the Gwent side of the Wye. Had previously (June 2022) seen 1 Red Kite in same area.

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