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Sightings

Marcus Alan John

Nedern Caldicot

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garganey

Pair of Garganey on the Nedern floods in Caldicot

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Tue 7th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Distinctive calls heard at 10.10 am from valley (Tresenny Brook) south of the village. First time since moving here 2 years ago but locals says the calls used to be far more frequent.

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Mon 6th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

20+ Sand Martins arrived today just up from Llanfoist bridge on my daily exercise walk . Also 1st Swallow of the year and 1st male Blackcap

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Buzzard

Brief view of a Buzzard flying over with a slow worm or small snake? in its talons, mobbed by our resident Crows. Rook over the moor, an infrequent visitor here. One Swallow flying very high into the stiff southerly wind.

Bernie Jones

Allt-yr-yn Newport

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: House martins

3 house martins just arrived back to their usual patch- nearly 3 weeks earlier than last year – nice to see something different other than magpies, wood pigeons, house sparrows, and jackdaws!!

Allan Dowson

sliuce Farm

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

1-Swallow and 2m+f Wheatears.17h00-17h35

Kevin Wood

Llanelli hill cycle path from Brynmawr

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Willow Warbler

Heard Willow Warber then saw it, also heard several Chiffchaffs and saw 2 Redpolls.

Neville Davies

Bedwas

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

4 swallows over.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Mistle Thrush

Pair of mistle thrush (good views and sound of calls). 3 Linnet. 27 Oystercatchers. 150 Redshank. 2 ringed plover, 6 Herring Gull. 5 pairs of Pintail. 30-40 shelduck and teal, few widgeon, cormorant, 20 Canada geese. Plenty of chiff chaff heard, one seen! 1 great tit.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

50 sand martins (21 days late), pair of tree creeper in rapid manouvering flight.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

My first Swallow of the year. Also a vole (presumably Bank) standing on hind legs to reach a Candytuft flower which he/she nipped off and carried away; returned 30 seconds later and repeated the action so clearly intentional. Is this common behaviour?

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Good birdtrack day today. A firecrest was in goat willow in my top field together with 4 goldcrests.
Quite a few chiffchaffs and blackcaps in woods and lots of skylarks over plough grounds
Curlews still calling