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Sightings

Chris Stone

sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common tern

Lockdown seawatch from balcony on Severn

3 Com terns west approx. 3pm
Sand martin
sorry if I’ve duplicated this report

Iain Crawford

Penallt old railway line

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper, grey wagtail, a pair of mandarin ducks, 3 house martins

darren hughes

Monmouth Wyesham

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

This is the 4th time I’ve seen a Male bird hunting the Wye in the past 3 weeks.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Com terns

lockdown seawatch from balcony
3 west
Sand martin

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

Next event

Apr
24
Sat
2021
9:00 am Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NOTE: This walk will take place under the ‘Rule of Six’. Attendees will be split into small groups, not exceeding six people and must be socially distanced at all times. Meet Nick Beswick at 9:00 am in the Asda car park, Brynmawr for a moderate 2-3 hour walk.Share this:TwitterFacebook