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Sightings

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Wed 6th May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Wye: 30 sand Martins, 2 reed bunting grey wagtail, heron, kingfisher diving, raven, chiffchaff, blackcap. Also 5 large chub showing under rail bridge.
Monnow : 40 sand Martins investigating wall crevices, grey wagtail, blackcap, green woodpecker 5 swifts. Several shoals of small chub.

David Roberts

Upper Cwmbran

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling at about 5.30 this afternoon, close to foot of the mountain near Upper Cwmbran.

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Red-legged Partridge

2 (presumed pair) on road to Skenfrith. This species sometimes seen in our garden.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Six Swifts flying over the garden were the first of the year for us. Also, House Martin Blackcap .

Ruth Brown

Abergavenny

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Swift

6 Swifts screaming overhead. Only 6. 2 juvenile Blackbirds in the garden the last few days.

Chris Hatch

Cycle track Pontnewynydd to Garn Lakes

Tue 5th May 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

10 singing Wood Warblers along cycle track and 1 Whitethroat at Garn Lakes

STEPHEN MORGAN

Upper Llanellen

Mon 4th May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Multiple sightings in garden area – seems to like the wing-mirror as surveying point.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Fulmar

Yesterday 22nd Kittiwake flocks of 30 + 20. Also three Fulmar today. see Portland blog for 22nd for photo of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th.

Chris Hatch

Cycle track Garndiffaith to Blaenafon

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher

1 Pied Flycatcher and 7 Wood Warblers along cycle track.

Mark Whitaker

Graig Syfyrddin

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

2 birds singing, also 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Raven calling in woods. Walked to location from home.

Mark Whitaker

Graig Syfyrddin

Sun 3rd May 2020

Main sighting: Tree Pipit

Singing and displaying north side of ridge near seat (Three Castles Walk). Walked from home.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sat 2nd May 2020

Main sighting: Whimbrel

Whimbrel 5 Mute swan 5 Little egret Oystercather 3