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Sightings

Peter O'Duffy

Gwent levels

Tue 21st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling this am -Gwent levels

Graham Agg

Beacon Hill

Tue 21st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Wabler

Wood Warbler observed in full song in mixed woodland east of the heath on Beacon Hill, also Willow Warbler, Black Cap, Chiff Chaff.

Christopher Reading

Crumlin Canal, Risca

Mon 20th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Was cycling home along the towpath near Risca, when I spotted a Lesser Redpoll hanging from an alder branch.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Whinchat

Cuckoo called twice this morning but didn’t stay. A corking male Whinchat near the old reservoir, a few Swallows and my first House Martin over, Redstart singing.

Mark Davies

Castle Meadows , Abergavenny

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garden Warbler

A couple of Garden Warblers below castle plus several Blackcaps

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

Excellent walk at Peterstone sea wall; 39 species total; peregrine seen sitting in salt marshes for several minutes, then with oystercatcher kill; mixed flock of 18 dunlin (breeding plumage) and 7 ringed plover moving around together; pochard, teal, wigeon, tufted, shelduck, pintail, mallard; canada and greylag geese; 3 little egrets; pair of grey heron; pair mistle thrush; LBBB, herring gull; etc

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

One sole Swift amongst a large mixed flock of approximately 100 Swallows and House Martins, high above the Nedern Brook (1600hrs) not far from the A48 flyover. Little Egrets; Tufted Ducks; Lapwing; Teal; Canada Geese; 12 Mallard ducklings; Shelducks, etc. Great Spotted Woodpecker ‘drumming’; Blackcap and Chiffchaffs singing.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 17th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew, Mandarin, Goosander and 5 Fieldfare on my morning walk today.

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Fri 17th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

2 Curlews calling and flying around in the vicinity of the church . Along the river a Kingfisher , a Dipper , a Treecreeper and several Goosanders & Sandpipers .

Jacueline WHEELER.

Cycle Path, Garndiffaith

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

First Wood Warbler seen and heard singing. Also Cuckoo heard.

Dave Brassey

Maescoed Mawr

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

All the usual woodland birds here but first Firecrest I’ve found

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler.

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