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Sightings

Mark Whitaker

Wood near Edmund's Tump

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Male singing in conifers and seen well, also Spotted Flycatcher and singing Wood Warbler within 100 metres or so. Nearby Siskin pair courtship and probable Raven’s nest. Common Crossbill flying low and calling at Graig Syfyrddin and male Tree Pipit and Redstart singing on W slope of Tump.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

Pair of Shelducks with eight small ducklings.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

Single bird floating/flying up Severn with tide. 6.20pm + 4 BH gulls later

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, common sandpiper, buzzard, red kite, 2 stock doves, oystercatcher and (little?) ringed plover near pylons, 5 collared doves, heron, 5 goldfinches, 300+ sand Martins

Jonathan Saville

Near Pandy

Thu 4th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Single curlew near Pandy, first sighting in my local patch for c.3 years. Not much else in a 3 mile walk, male Redstart, pair spotted flys, recently fledged pied&grey wags on the Honddu, reasonable swift numbers for the patch.

Stephanie J Tyler

R.Monnow Llangua meanders

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper and 17 Mandarin Duck

also Kingfisher and 20+ Sand Martins

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Around the (eyesore) national fly tipping site behind old LG factory – pair of bullfinches

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney nr Trethomas

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Goosander 3 redheads not usual for this time of year, also Grey Wagtail 1

Chris Stone

opp junc for Caer - went off A48 just west of road to Wentwood off A48

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Tawney Owl

Unfortunately dead and badly desiccated in the gutter.

Paul Coombes

Mynydd Maen

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Sunset walk – lots of mipits, skylarks, Stonechat, Cuckoo calling. Hobby came thundering low and fast across the heathland. Mipits hunkered down…

Bob Potter

Wentwood forest

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

At dusk, Woodcock seen flying round in large circle three times and occasionally calling. Two Nightjars seen and heard,

Lyn Waters

Magor Marsh

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo at Magor Marsh

Next event

Jul
12
Sun
2020
8:30 am CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Due to the current situation with regard to social distancing this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to have it in our programme again in 2021. Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.Share this:TwitterFacebook