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Sightings

Peter O'Duffy

Mynydd Henylls

Sat 7th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier just north of Twmbarlwm this am.

Roo Perkins

Pontypool

Fri 6th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Brambling and Blackcap

Male Brambling and male and female Blackcap in the garden. Finch numbers increasing rapidly with plenty of Siskin and Goldfinches. A few Redwing in the local area.

jon holmes

coed morgan

Thu 5th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Brambling

Female brambling in the garden this morning

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Thu 5th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Wood Pigeon

A count of 4,300 Wood Pigeons in one hour this morning, all flying south or southwest. Good numbers of Redwing.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Wed 4th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Red Grouse

Two Grouse flushed from moor. Several hundred Woodpigeons heading east in flocks of 50 to 100. Golden Plovers reported near summit. Four Bramblings under feeders at Hafod Farm.

Mark Davies

Sugar Loaf

Wed 4th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear on side of Sugar Loaf this morning

Allan Dowson

Peterstone

Wed 4th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Small numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares.
6-Swallows over,flying in an easterly direction.14h10-15h40

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Wed 4th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit seen well this afternoon. Flock of c65 Linnets in the seed crop and garden yesterday.

Trevor Russell

Monmouth garden

Wed 4th Nov 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling over Monmouth. First for me. Finding no carrion (we’ve eaten it all) flew West into deepest lockdown

Chris and Theresa Stone

Sudbrook

Tue 3rd Nov 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

In garden this morning before moving off through neighbours garden

Simon James Bedford

Llandogo

Mon 2nd Nov 2020

Main sighting: Various

Continental Flocks of up to 2000 woodpigeon over the Wye Valley and Cleddon Beech Woods attracting immature Goshawk at 14.25 in the open and Male Sparrowhawk .Mixed Flock of Crossbill and Hawfinch of around 40 birds heading S.W .Female peregrine joining in the pigeon hunt high above
the ridge above the Priory .Occassional Sporadic flocks of fieldfare and redwing at river level coming in to roost before sundown .

Julia Whittaker

Mynydd y Gaer

Sat 31st Oct 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier

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