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Sightings

Lee Parsons

Penyfan Pond

Sat 14th May 2022

Main sighting: Swift

Two Swift and one Sand Martin feeding!

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sat 14th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts

Screaming parties of Swifts now regular over the village – 7 birds this morning, 4 yesterday and 7 on 10th (seen by J Goodlass).

Graham Agg

The Narth

Thu 12th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling from Trellech Common woods around 10.30, the first I’ve heard this year.

Ruth Brown

St Mary's Vale, Abergavenny

Thu 12th May 2022

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

At least 2 Wood Warblers, Common Redstart heard, 2 male Cuckoos, 1 Grey Wagtail. Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler too. 2 Swallows at the farm below the wood.

John Edwards

Rogerstone

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts

First sign of swifts checking out last year s nest in eaves. Last to arrive, first to leave…

Chris Field

Usk prison

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Swift

15 plus Swift flying over Usk prison at 8pm.

Bob Potter

Magor Marsh

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Merlin

Merlin seen in unsuccessful attempt midday, to catch a House Martin, (approx 15 metres over the top of the site car park).
House Martins (10); Swallows (4).

Hugh Gregory

Goldcliff

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Garganey

Garganey

jon holmes

coed morgan

Mon 9th May 2022

Main sighting: yellow wagtail

male yellow wagtail lingering again this year

Graham Agg

The Narth

Mon 9th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts

Party of four Swifts screaming intermittently around 18.30 + several House Martins.

Chris Forster Brown

Monmouth

Mon 9th May 2022

Main sighting: Swift

Finally, 14 swifts over the Monnow in Monmouth today. It’s great to see them back. In a field close to the Eurogarage Services northbound side were three yellow wagtails (same field I’ve seen them in in previous years). Perched on wires here. Also tree pipit, possibly two, singing in felled forestry (with single broadleaves left standing) behind Pen y Clawdd farm. Garden warbler and whitethroat here too, all birds I’ve recorded here in previous years, though tree pipit fewer in number this year (may just be time of day). Redstart singing from trees towards Dingestowe. Hobby rapidly past the house in Mitchel Troy approx a week ago.

Cindy Howells

Magic Marsh

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler reeling in cover close to the main path not far from car park

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