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Sightings

David Roberts

Llanyrafon Lake

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe in winter plumage diving on Llanyrafon Lake in the afternoon.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Female Goosander swimming with several mallard then disturbed by people on the bank .flew up river

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier, also an unkindness of eleven Ravens enjoying some aerobatics

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Seawall

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Turnstone

18 Turnstone resting on the old jetty posts (new patch tick for us); 4 whimbrel; hundreds of shelduck, few wigeon, pintail and shovelers; 90 oystercatchers; 40 redshank; 2 grey herons; 1 stonechat; BH gulls++

Chris Dyson

Deri, Abergavenny

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Yellow-browed Warbler

One yellow-browed today at the top of the lane up to the Deri woodlands at SO300168. First heard calling at 12.15 in trees around the garage marked ‘No parking’. I waited and it eventually showed really well down to about 10m out in the open at 13.15. A nice one for my local patch!

David Roberts

Sebastopol

Sat 10th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Two Kingfishers by canal at Sebastopol around 2.30 pm.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Fri 9th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

A single Redwing this morning, calling from a treetop and sounding very like a Great Spotted Woodpecker!

Ruth Brown

Abergavenny

Wed 7th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Jackdaw predation

Very surprised to see a Jackdaw fly close overhead carrying a very noisy Starling in it’s claws.

Simon James Bedford

Cwmcarvan

Tue 6th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Migrants

Female Sparrowhawk hunting over 200 Swallow and House Martin nr Cwmcarvan Church with 18 redwing flying south above . 10:23am

tony & jan jenkins

redwick to porton

Sat 3rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: wheatear

Walk along foreshore on ebbing tide, 5/6 wheatears, 6 little egrets, 2 shelduck, 12 wigeon, flock of 30 ringed plover, around 20 swallows over the hedgerows, flock of 120 goldfinches also possible merlin flying from foreshore and very low direct flight over the fields.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Sat 3rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: House Martin

a small flock at least 12 H Martins flying around river ebbw and car park
the latest i have seen this bird by this locality

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 3rd Oct 2020

Main sighting: Wheatears & Nature at scale

Close views of 4 Wheatears; also 12 meadow pipits, 6 swallows still here; large numbers of others: 1000 starlings murmurating, 400+ shelduck, 100 + shovelers, 140 redshank, 200+ mixed corbids, similar for mallards and BH gulls; 20 canada geese, few oystercatchers, wigeon now arrived, curlew, little egrets, pintails, GBB and LBB gulls

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