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Sightings

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone seawall

Mon 1st Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common gull

Common gull among hundreds of BHGs; few black tailed godwits, 3 curlews, 42 oystercatchers; many dunlin; 2 common sandpipers; 2 kestrels (pair, regular at the moment); 2 buzzards (one sending the other away from its patch); 2 little egrets, 2 herons; mallards, teal, shelducks (several young) – good visit!

iain crawford

Trellech Beacon area

Mon 1st Aug 2022

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher at Cotland pool and Tawny owl at Manorside.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Sun 31st Jul 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel

2-Whimbrels on the shore line,3-Stock Doves,1f-Marsh Harrier,3-Little Ringed Plovers all fledged juveniles,206+Black’wits,1-Great White Egret,2-Kestrels,1-Yellow Wagtail,another birder saw a small flock of them around the cattle.10h30-12h35

Chris Dyson

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sat 30th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Yellow-legged Gull

A big, probably male, adult yellow-legged gull on the reservoir today, with some structural characters suggesting Caspian (especially the head and bill shape) but on detailed plumage characters seen on photos confirmed as a yellow-legged.

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Sat 30th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

2 Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret this am

John LewisS

Llanwenarth

Fri 29th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Hobby, Barn Owl

Hobby hunting Swallows over the riverside meadows in the morning. Also a ghostly Barn Owl hunting in the same area after dusk.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Wed 27th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Great white egret

Great white egret and 1 Mediterranean Gull just feeding just other side of second Severn crossing. Then flew off east. Also wall butterfly on top of marshal sudbrook my first here

Bryan Hallmark James

Wern ddu Abergavenny

Tue 26th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Night jar

1930 hrs hunting insects over golf course

iain crawford

Wyesham

Tue 26th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Female sparrowhawk over my garden 5.30pm

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Mon 25th Jul 2022

Main sighting: Little Egret

Four Little Egrets at a site where I’d previously only ever seen one (with the possibility of two once); Yellow and Pied Wagtail young; Sand Martin colony still active.

Adrian Edwards

Peterstone Seawall

Sat 23rd Jul 2022

Main sighting: 3 kestrels

3 kestrels quartering the seawall midday 23/7; successful fledging presumably. Redshanks starting to gather in numbers again; hundreds of BHGs; shelducks and mallards; 20 oystercatchers; 3 curlews; 1 little egret.

Neville Davies

Goldlciff Lagoons

Sat 23rd Jul 2022

Main sighting: Great white egret

0615-1000hrs, 46 species seen, of note were 4 chiffchaffs, 1 cettis, 1 willow warbler in sub-song, 1 reed warbler (contact call), pheasant and skylark. Redshank platform – 5 swallows, 15 swifts, 55 lapwing, 5 ringed plover, 2 little egrets, green woodpecker yaffling, 3 cormorants over. Snipe platform – 1 heron, 10 mute swans, 65 mallards. Seawall – good movement of sand martins (excess of 200 birds) aerial feeding, 7 more swift, 5 curlew, 1 whimbrel, 1 black-tailed godwit on the mud, 5 yellow wagtails, 42 greylags coming in. Marsh platform – 3 more black-tailed godwits feeding, 2 teal, 14 gadwall, 1 common snipe, 5 little ringed plovers (3 juvs and 2 adults), kestrel hovering, great white egret flew in but soon went back over the Pill area, linnets and a little grebe, Lapwing platform – 4 more yellow wagtails amongst the cow herd, starling, and at 0930 a female sparrowhawk flew past low with what looked to possibly be a ringed plover in her talons. Other: meadow browns, gatekeepers (good numbers now), 1 painted lady, Essex skipper, ruddy darter, female four-spot chaser and 1 speckled wood.

Next event

May
26
Sun
2024
8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk