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Sightings

Allan Dowson

sliuce Farm

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

1-Swallow and 2m+f Wheatears.17h00-17h35

Kevin Wood

Llanelli hill cycle path from Brynmawr

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Willow Warbler

Heard Willow Warber then saw it, also heard several Chiffchaffs and saw 2 Redpolls.

Neville Davies

Bedwas

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

4 swallows over.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Mistle Thrush

Pair of mistle thrush (good views and sound of calls). 3 Linnet. 27 Oystercatchers. 150 Redshank. 2 ringed plover, 6 Herring Gull. 5 pairs of Pintail. 30-40 shelduck and teal, few widgeon, cormorant, 20 Canada geese. Plenty of chiff chaff heard, one seen! 1 great tit.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

50 sand martins (21 days late), pair of tree creeper in rapid manouvering flight.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

My first Swallow of the year. Also a vole (presumably Bank) standing on hind legs to reach a Candytuft flower which he/she nipped off and carried away; returned 30 seconds later and repeated the action so clearly intentional. Is this common behaviour?

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Good birdtrack day today. A firecrest was in goat willow in my top field together with 4 goldcrests.
Quite a few chiffchaffs and blackcaps in woods and lots of skylarks over plough grounds
Curlews still calling

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Crossbill

Crossbill drinking at the pond this morning – a garden tick!

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sand Martins

Sand Martins (x9) at Northern end of Nedern Brook, Caldicot from 0940hrs; Gadwall; Teal; Dabchick; Widgeon, Lapwing; Little Egret; Tufted Duck; Chiffchaffs; Buzzard.

Dave Brassey

Mescoed Mawr

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Brambling

Small flock c30-50 Brambling making plenty of noise

MICHAEL MORGAN

RIVER TROTHY, DINGESTOW

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: PAIR MANDARIN DUCK

MALE AND FEMALE MANDARIN DUCKS ON RIVER TROTHY 300 MTRS DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE CAMPSITE.

David Smith

Blackrock

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Short eared owl

Short eared owl hunting near the sea wall east of black rock picnic site at about 5.15.

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Annual General Meeting of the Society. @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The agenda has been published in the winter edition of the Dipper (Issue 156). After the formal AGM there will be short photo presentations by a number of GOS members. A link to the zoom meeting[...]