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Iain Crawford

Tregate to Skenfrith

Wed 27th May 2020

Main sighting: Tawny owl

Tawny owl roosting, jay, 8 goldfinch, nuthatch, song thrush, blackcap, 2 stock dove, gsw, buzzard, 2 chiffchaff, 25 sand Martins, 5 swifts, 2 grey wagtail, female Mandarin and 6 young. Also 3 fallow deer.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Tue 26th May 2020

Main sighting: Starling

A flock of more than 70 Starlings included roughly 40% which were juveniles.

Blair Jones

Myndd Maen, Mountain Air,Pontypool

Mon 25th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoos, Red Grouse

Walked the mountain above Griffithstown and Cwmynscoy area. Stonechats, Willow Warblers, Linnet, Redpoll, Meadow Pippits, Bull Finch, Skylarks and Wheatear. Red Grouse flushed. Reed Buntings found in one location. Cuckoo seen Blaen Bran side and heard in Cwm Lickey Valley. Very good birding. Pics on my blog later this week.

Chris Stone


Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

This report for Friday 22nd, already posted but did not appear, probably my fault. Kittiwakes 30 + 20 the second batch landed on the water several times in between trying to fight the wind and drifting back up the Severn before eventually making a break for it.
Sat 23rd Fulmar 3 – Recent report of juv Swallow at Sudbrook 12th + 20th photo on Portland blog for 22nd was seen to beg from adults on second date?

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 24th May 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

1f-Wheatear present this morning,quite late for this location.

Ed Stevens


Fri 22nd May 2020

Main sighting: Sea birds

Seen yesterday on estuary from sudbrook. 2 fulmar seen at around five and again around seven pm, east of second Severn crossing following the bridge back and forth across the estuary. A few kittiwake including one quite close to the shore and flock of 8 to 10 sandwich tern east of the bridge heading west. Thanks to Chris Stone for the heads up.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon plus 2 pairs Pied Flycatchers and a male Redstart

Verity Picken

Llandegfedd village

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

My first Spotted Flycatcher of the year. Plus the usual warblers.

Mark Whitaker


Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

On River Monnow, also female Mandarin Duck and pair of Goosander flying over low, Grey Wagtail possibly breeding by Llangua Bridge.

Iain Crawford

Trellech Beacon

Thu 21st May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Male Cuckoo calling 6am and two ravens

Anne Richards

Dingestow Monmouth

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

A pair of Spotted Flycatchers, about 10 or more swallows and same house martins. Nesting pairs of Blackcap and Common Whitethroat. Willow Warbler.

Neville Davies


Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Crossbill

Flock of 14 common crossbills flying across from the forestry and heading towards the Llanishen ridge. Also seen a pair of swifts.

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