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Sightings

Bob Potter

Wentwood forest

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

At dusk, Woodcock seen flying round in large circle three times and occasionally calling. Two Nightjars seen and heard,

Lyn Waters

Magor Marsh

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo at Magor Marsh

Robert Beecham

Open moorland mountainside above Pochin Houses outskirts of Tredegar

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear, outskirts of Tredegar on open moorland.

Shelagh Adkins

NP40SX

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Flying near Sluvad Road

The red kite was being mobbed by a magpie between 11:00 & 12:00 today. It eventually flew off towards Llandegveth reservoir.

Mark Davies

Deri & Rholben , Abergavenny

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Whitethroat

A walk this morning around the Deri and Rholben yielded 2 Cuckoos , plenty of Skylarks , Meadow Pipits & Stonechat on top of hills plus a single Yellowhammer , a Willow Warbler , a Tree Pipit , a pair of Raven & 3-4 Whinchat , In the woods at least 6 Pied Flycatcher , a Spotted Flycatcher , a pair of Redstart , loads of Nuthatch and a Wood Warbler . On the way down from the Rholben another pair of Redstart , a female Bullfinch and a Whitethroat

Roo Perkins

Blaenserchan

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby watched chasing pipit. Also Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Redstart, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, masses of SPB Fritillary, Green Hairstreak.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Tufted Duck

2 Tufted Duck on the river just above the Llanfoist bridge – 1st I have seen on the river . Also a Spotted Flycatcher and a Kestrel

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Sun 31st May 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

Monnow flowing clear, but the Wye turning a murky algal green. Kestrel, kingfisher, heron, 2 buzzards, 20+swifts, 40 sand Martins, 2 garden warblers, song thrush, great spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail, 2 collared doves, moorhen and 4 chicks.

Michael Pointon

Bedwas

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby flew over our garden at 19:25.

Chris Dyson

Castle Meadows, Abergavenny

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Cetti’s Warbler

One sang several times from bushes near the castle this morning

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Grug

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

A place we don’t often visit, it is quite slog up from Bedwas. But we were rewarded with a Cuckoo seen calling Stonechat 3 Meadow Pipit 12 Skylark 8 Whitethroat 3 Willow Warbler 2 Linnet 8 Raven and a Robin with two young. Butterflies Speckled Wood and Small Tortoiseshell

Kev Stait

Chepstow

Sat 30th May 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite over Larkfield area of Chepstow at 17.40

Next event

Jul
18
Sat
2020
9:00 am Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park. Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members[...]