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Sightings

Maddie Wells

Slade wood

Sun 7th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Small flock of about 5/6 On path very near car park entrance. Feeding on tall grass seeds on edge of path.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 2nd Mar 2021

Main sighting: Skylark

Flock of 15 Skylarks feeding on ground near the old Brynmawr reservoir. Stonechats on territory by access track. 12 Fieldfares over.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Bedwas

Sun 28th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Small Tortoiseshell

A few more birds in song today but the highlight of the day was a Small Tortoiseshell in a neighbour’s garden. I would not be surprised if other butterflies seen today.

John Bennett

Llanllowel

Sun 28th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Goldeneye

About 6 six seen

Tadhg Burrell

Boating Lake Cwmbran

Thu 25th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Buzzard

Amazing sight of large buzzard flying through trees. Probably around due to many thrushes in trees.

Maddie Wells

Cadiera Beeches in a tree very near car park

Thu 25th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Wentwood Forest

About the size of a magpie long slender tail feathers, grey and white bird all white face with a slight crest again white on head very loud shrill call I haven’t heard before no eye mask (usually remember that) calling loudly in a tree and again in flight I’ve seen the Great Grey Shrike before this looked similar but different as described above.

Duncan Heryett

Caerleon

Mon 22nd Feb 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

1 Barn Owl quartering over fields by River Usk behind house northwest from The Hanbury.

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Sun 21st Feb 2021

Main sighting: Grey Partridge

Two Grey and two Red-legged Partridges in the garden – doubtless released birds although I haven’t seen any Greys in recent years.

Stefan Zitzmann

Beechwood Park, Newport

Fri 19th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Not only goldcrests, coal tits, a mistle thrush and a treecreeper came out in the rain this morning, but also two lesser redpolls (in the same location as I saw at least one a week ago).

Nicholas Beswick

Beaufort

Wed 17th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Skylark

Spring has sprung – maybe. Three Skylarks singing over the common. Mallards mating on one of the small ponds. Six Goosanders on the bottom pond at Beaufort Woodlands.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Thu 11th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Fielfare

26 Fieldfare and 100+ Redwing in fields opposite Wernddu golf club . Also 4 flyover Lapwings

Stefan Zitzmann

Beechwood Park, Newport

Wed 10th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

At least one lesser redpoll in the park in the afternoon. In the morning also a male blackcap and a singing chiffchaff.

Next event

May
22
Sat
2021
8:30 am Lower Monnow Valley @ on road by Osbaston School
Lower Monnow Valley @ on road by Osbaston School
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet John Coleman at 8:30 am on the road outside Osbaston School (SO507137, NP25 3PU) for an easy walk along farm tracks and road. Will we see Yellowhammer this year, once common they have been missing for a couple of years?Share this:TwitterFacebook