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Sightings

Ed Stevens

Sudbrook

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

Llangua

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

Rudry

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.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Forget to put 3 Cuckoos heard with one showing good views in flight

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjar churring 21:30 loud and clear there may have been two birds. Also Tawny calling.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale & Rholben

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Redstart

Male & female Redstart this morning in the woods plus several Wood Warblers , a male Pied Flycatcher , 3-4 Treecreepers and a couple of Garden & Willow Warblers . On top of the Rholben 2 Yellowhammers , a pair of Ravens ,many Skylarks & Meadow Pipits , a couple of Tree Pipits , a few pairs of Stone hats and 4 Whinchats

Iain Crawford

Wyesham

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Kestrel

F kestrel flying south

Mark Whitaker

Grosmont

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Siskin

Male in song, I suspect that they breed somewhere around the village. Also juvenile Starlings on bird table and Goldcrest in song audible from house.

Next event

Jul
12
Sun
2020
8:30 am CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
CANCELLED, Sorry. Broadmeend, Be... @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Due to the current situation with regard to social distancing this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to have it in our programme again in 2021. Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.Share this:TwitterFacebook