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Sightings

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Fri 12th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Red kite

Red kite flying low over village centre

John

Caerleon

Thu 11th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Raven

A Raven was ‘cronking; for about an hour on and off initially on my neighbour’s and then on my roof. with some interesting extra vocalisations which I recorded and will post on the Gwent Birders Facebook page once edited and uploaded.

Andrew Watts

Glasllwch, Newport

Thu 11th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite in flight being pestered by two crows.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Thu 11th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Gannet

This afternoon from sudbrook, east of Severn bridge and closer to Welsh coast than English 8 gannet and one kittiwake. West of bridge and much closer to english side, 83+ gannets.

C M West

River Usk LLanwenarth

Wed 10th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlew heard, 6 little egrets being mobbed by corvid.

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

Wed 10th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Gannet

Group of 8 and 2 gannets seen over estuary from sudbrook, by Chris Stone

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Tue 9th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Curlew

a single Curlew in the field behind the church . On the river an unusual sighting of a pair of Mandarin Duck

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Mon 8th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Yellowhammer

3 Yellowhammers on the side of Llanwenarth Breast plus a couple of Stock Doves and on the way back down 2 Redpoll

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Mon 8th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Bean Goose and White Front Goose

Bean Goose (1); White Front Goose (1) (possible Greenland); amongst 38 Greylag Geese and a few Canada Geese. Pintail (4 males and a female); Widgeon (120+); Gadwall (6); Teal (30+); Shoveler (30+); Lapwing (4); Shelduck; Tufted Duck; Common Gull (1); Redshank (6); Lapwing (4); Curlew (1); Little Egret. Others: Chifchaff (3); Gt Sp Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker.

Maddie Wells

Slade wood

Sun 7th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Small flock of about 5/6 On path very near car park entrance. Feeding on tall grass seeds on edge of path.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 2nd Mar 2021

Main sighting: Skylark

Flock of 15 Skylarks feeding on ground near the old Brynmawr reservoir. Stonechats on territory by access track. 12 Fieldfares over.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Sun 28th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Small Tortoiseshell

A few more birds in song today but the highlight of the day was a Small Tortoiseshell in a neighbour’s garden. I would not be surprised if other butterflies seen today.