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Sightings

David Smith

Blackrock

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Short eared owl

Short eared owl hunting near the sea wall east of black rock picnic site at about 5.15.

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

There have been a number of curlew calling for the past 3 weeks,the are in the fields up behind the Carpenters Arms.

Chris Forster Brown

Monmouth (Waitrose)

Tue 31st Mar 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Two swallow over Monmouth Waitrose this morning.

Waltraud Englefield

Minmouth Allotments

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Sandmartin and Swallow

About 10 Sandmartins and one single Swallow over allotments about 1pm. Also saw Goshawk flying upriver from Wyebridge.

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: House Martins x12 9:30am

House Martins 12; Chiffchaff singing; Gadwall 10; Little Egrets 9; Widgeon approx. 70; Redshank approx. 60; Teal 20; Buzzard; Shelduck 2; Canada Geese; Coots; Moorhen.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Great Tit

On walking into my conservatory just now (having left the doors open earlier) I found three Great Tits in there together. This ups my total of individual birds inside the house but the species count remains the same – 23.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Blackcap

From our walk this morning: Blackcap male and female seen 2 others heard Chiffchaff 4 Buzzard 2. Also, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Comma 1 Peacock 1 and an Orange Under-wing moth.

Andrew Crowder

Llanishen

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Bosprey

OOC but still of local interest. A buzzard flew over Llanishen heading south over the reservoirs which looked a good candidate for Bosprey. There are several buzzard territories in my area but it was definitely not one of those birds. I’ve seen this bird in the field and photos so I’m pretty confident it was.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit on my morning walk; woodland full of Redwings and Fieldfares.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Treecreeper

Watching from our terrace: a treecreeper exploring our telegraph pole. Goldcrest singing. Yesterday, a male Blackcap eating apple and a pair of Green Woodpeckers.

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Fieldfare

From daily walk through Mitchel Troy, at least five chiffchaff singing, two blackcap, greenfinch in churchyard and, more surprisingly, at least 15 fieldfare in tall trees near Trothy.

Allan Hopkins

Gilwern Quarries, Gilwern Hill

Wed 25th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear – 7 males

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