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Sightings

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

Cindy Howells

Magor Marsh

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

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

Bob Potter

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo seen and heard. Lesser Whitethroat; Common Whitethroat; Gadwall; Reed Warblers, six Swallows; Reed Bunting; Cetti’s; Greylag Goose

Andy SMITH

Tumble /Blorange

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

I saw cuckoo’s 7 times on the walk to the quary and back but could have been the same birds on a couple of occasions. But definitely 3 cuckoo’s, as I could hear them all calling at the same time. Also lots of linnets, willow warblers and wheatears but definite lack of Stonechat that are usually abundant at this time at year.

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

Trevor Russell

Swirling over Monmouth

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts x 3

Three Swifts seen from my garden this evening 20:30. , swirling over Rape seed fields, Monmouth. My first sighting this year!

Hadyn Jones

Collister Pill saltmarsh

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Great White Egret

1 Great White Egret at Collister Saltmarsh at 9.30 with several Little Egrets,also 2 Wheatear and up to 20 Whimbrel there and up to West Pill.

Bernie Jones

Goldcliff near sea wall and mudflats around 1-30pm

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel and Wheatear

3 Wheatear on sea wall and 12 Whimbrel mainly on mudflats and some on grass near hide 3
Other sightings included Chiffchaff. Sedge warbler Linnet. Reed bunting. Buzzard
Grey Heron. Shoveler. Teal. Redshank.
Swallow. Little Egret. Oystercatcher.
Black tailed Godwit. Ringed Plover and
Canada geese, Greylag geese and Moorhen all with chicks

Next event

May
26
Sun
2024
8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk