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Sightings

Richard Morgan

Went wood reservoir

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

A pair of Shelduck were at Wentwood reservoir today (There’s only a small lake at the base of the tower at present ). No ducklings were seen so not sure if they’ve nested here. The drake was giving the local mallards a hard time, constantly harassing and actually attacking them.

John Bennett

Usk

Tue 28th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

Swift over Usk in the rain.

Mark Fury

River Usk, half mile upstream of Llanfoist Bridge

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Mixing with 5/6 Mallard then fishing, seen about midday

Bob Potter

Five Lanes, Caldicot

Mon 27th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail (singing from top of dung pile in field). Whitethroat; Swallows; Wheatear (male). Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff’ – all singing.

Chris Hatch

Coed y Parciau near Pontnewynydd

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warblers

4 Wood Warblers at Coed y Parciau woods.
Also, Blaenserchan valley 25/4: 2 Cuckoos, 3 Wheatears, 4 Redstarts, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Stonechats, several Tree Pipits, Green Hairstreak Butterfly.
Cycle track Garndiffaith to Blaenafon 24/4: 7 Wood Warblers

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Collared Dove

The 24th species found INSIDE the house entered through the open conservatory door just now – Collared Dove.

Mark Davies

Abergavenny

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swifts

15+ Swifts over the garden this morning

John Bennett

garden in Usk

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moth seen in Garden

Adrian and Charlotte Edwards

Coedkernew to Marshfield

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Reed bunting

Reed bunting, reed warbler (heard not seen), and willow warbler; pair of GS Woodpeckers; first ducklings (13) of the season.

Mark Davies

St Marys Vale

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Several Wood Warblers heard and seen plus Pied Flycatcher , Tree Pipit , Whinchat , Willow Warbler and a single Cuckoo heard

Dave Brassey

Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Ringed Plover

The major works being undertaken is still keeping the water level on the bottom reservoir down but it does mean that there is an exposed ‘beach’. This had a Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper on it. Also a single Sand Martin seen.

tony & jan jenkins

st arvans to devauden

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Main sighting: cuckoo

Single male in flight and calling

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