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Sightings

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Swallows (2) our first of the year Chiffchaff 4 Willow Warbler 2 Blackcap 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1. Peacock and Orange-Tip butterflies.

Barry Stopgate

Rogiet

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Kestrei

Kestrel hovering over Ifton farm this morning before flying away to the east

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Fri 10th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Single yellow wagtail over the house this morning calling.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

One just above Llanfoist bridge – 1st of the year

Marcus John

Caldicot

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher on footpath near Nedern floods. Pair of Garganey still present on floods.GOS-Member

Marcus John

Nedern Caldicot

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey present for third day

Hadyn Jones

Magor Marsh

Thu 9th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Wed 8th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Great White Egret

Great White Egrets, 3 seen (0740), two flew away immediately, the third moved up the brook 200 metres where it continued to feed for a long time, dwarfing four Little Egrets nearby. Others: Lapwings, Redshanks, Gadwall (4), Tufted Duck (20), Shelduck, Coots. Buzzard; Blackcap singing. Water level draining steadily.

Marcus Alan John

Nedern Caldicot

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey on the Nedern floods in Caldicot

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Distinctive calls heard at 10.10 am from valley (Tresenny Brook) south of the village. First time since moving here 2 years ago but locals says the calls used to be far more frequent.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Mon 6th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

20+ Sand Martins arrived today just up from Llanfoist bridge on my daily exercise walk . Also 1st Swallow of the year and 1st male Blackcap

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Buzzard

Brief view of a Buzzard flying over with a slow worm or small snake? in its talons, mobbed by our resident Crows. Rook over the moor, an infrequent visitor here. One Swallow flying very high into the stiff southerly wind.

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