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Sightings

Richard Morgan

Went wood reservoir

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

A pair of Shelduck were at Wentwood reservoir today (There’s only a small lake at the base of the tower at present ). No ducklings were seen so not sure if they’ve nested here. The drake was giving the local mallards a hard time, constantly harassing and actually attacking them.

John Bennett

Usk

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Swift over Usk in the rain.

Mark Fury

River Usk, half mile upstream of Llanfoist Bridge

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Mixing with 5/6 Mallard then fishing, seen about midday

Bob Potter

Five Lanes, Caldicot

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail (singing from top of dung pile in field). Whitethroat; Swallows; Wheatear (male). Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff’ – all singing.

Chris Hatch

Coed y Parciau near Pontnewynydd

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

4 Wood Warblers at Coed y Parciau woods.
Also, Blaenserchan valley 25/4: 2 Cuckoos, 3 Wheatears, 4 Redstarts, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Stonechats, several Tree Pipits, Green Hairstreak Butterfly.
Cycle track Garndiffaith to Blaenafon 24/4: 7 Wood Warblers

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Collared Dove

The 24th species found INSIDE the house entered through the open conservatory door just now – Collared Dove.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swifts

15+ Swifts over the garden this morning

John Bennett

garden in Usk

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moth seen in Garden

Adrian and Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew to Marshfield

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Reed bunting

Reed bunting, reed warbler (heard not seen), and willow warbler; pair of GS Woodpeckers; first ducklings (13) of the season.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Several Wood Warblers heard and seen plus Pied Flycatcher , Tree Pipit , Whinchat , Willow Warbler and a single Cuckoo heard

Dave Brassey

Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Ringed Plover

The major works being undertaken is still keeping the water level on the bottom reservoir down but it does mean that there is an exposed ‘beach’. This had a Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper on it. Also a single Sand Martin seen.

tony & jan jenkins

st arvans to devauden

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Single male in flight and calling

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