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Sightings

John Davies

Just north of Wernddu golf club, Abergavenny

Sat 2nd May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo & Swift

2 Swift & Cuckoo just north of Wernddu golf course, Abergavenny

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 2nd May 2020

Main sighting: curlew and whimbrel

mixed whimbrel and curlew 15-20 of each; brent goose; whitethroat; reed warbler; 40 oystercatchers; buzzard hanging still in the breeze for several minutes

John Bennett

garden in Usk

Thu 30th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Juvenile Blackbird

A juvenile blackbird seen today . Possibly from the nest in a large hedge .

Bob Potter

Rogiet Country Park Reedbed

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler in reeds, singing also.

Chris Stone

sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Common tern

Lockdown seawatch from balcony on Severn

3 Com terns west approx. 3pm
Sand martin
sorry if I’ve duplicated this report

Iain Crawford

Penallt old railway line

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Dipper, grey wagtail, a pair of mandarin ducks, 3 house martins

darren hughes

Monmouth Wyesham

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

This is the 4th time I’ve seen a Male bird hunting the Wye in the past 3 weeks.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 29th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Com terns

lockdown seawatch from balcony
3 west
Sand martin

Richard Morgan

Went wood reservoir

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

A pair of Shelduck were at Wentwood reservoir today (There’s only a small lake at the base of the tower at present ). No ducklings were seen so not sure if they’ve nested here. The drake was giving the local mallards a hard time, constantly harassing and actually attacking them.

John Bennett

Usk

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Swift over Usk in the rain.

Mark Fury

River Usk, half mile upstream of Llanfoist Bridge

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Mixing with 5/6 Mallard then fishing, seen about midday

Bob Potter

Five Lanes, Caldicot

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail (singing from top of dung pile in field). Whitethroat; Swallows; Wheatear (male). Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff’ – all singing.