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Sightings

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Wed 20th May 2020

Main sighting: Avocet

2 birds approx. 7.30am high in the sky n/e then s/w

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Mynydd Dimlaith

Tue 19th May 2020

Main sighting: Nightjar

A Nightjar heard briefly at 11:30 am was a major surprise. Red Kite 2 Tree pipit 1 House Martins and Swallow gathering mud, Robin pair with three young.

Mark Whitaker

Penallt

Tue 19th May 2020

Main sighting: Grey Wagtail

Bird carrying food by Boat Inn so breeding probably around the old railway bridge over the Wye.

Bob Potter

Caldicot

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Woodpecker attacks Blue Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker attacks Blue Tit near Blue Tit nest box and takes it towards ground. Blue Tit escapes, Woodpecker left with feather in beak. (Caught on Wildlife video camera).

jon holmes

coed morgan

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: yellow wagtails

A pair of yellow wagtails in the field with cattle behind the house, Chiffchaff ,willow warbler , blackcap, whitethroat and lesser whitethroat calling in the garden

Mark Davies

Llanwenarth

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

1st Spotted Flycatcher of the year plus heard a curlew

Iain Crawford

Monmouth

Mon 18th May 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine falcon

A40, Peregrine falcon over. Wyesham, greenfinch calling, goldfinches nesting. Bailey Bridge, Green woodpecker. Old viaduct, stock dove.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Greenshank

Greenshank 2, lapwing 2, oystercatcher 2, ringed plover 5, dunlin 4, little egret, linnet, reed warbler, moorhen with 6 good sized chicks. mistle thrush 2 and song thrush.

Kevin Jarvis

Caerleon

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite observed from the toad bridge by the Hanbury downstream heading towards the amphitheatre.

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

re previous note here regarding sighting of an apparent juv Swallow(Tues 12th May) at Sudbrook, another was photographed yesterday at Portland, there is a photo of it on their blog . Current thinking is that the Swallows return to southern Europe in Feb or even January, have a brood and then the young move north with the adults. See tomorrows Portland blog. The above explanation had already been suggested by John Martin for the Sudbrook bird.

Mark Whitaker

Hoaldalbert near Grosmont

Sun 17th May 2020

Main sighting: Dipper

Seen on Tresenny Brook. Also in vicinity 2 Redstarts singing, 1 Garden Warbler singing, 2 Linnets singing, 3 Willow Warblers singing. House Sparrows breeding in 3 nest boxes on one house.

Blair Jones

Penyrheol Common, Mynydd Twyn-Glas/Maen Pontypool

Sat 16th May 2020

Main sighting: Stonechat

Stonechats in abundance, Linnnet, Lesser Redpolls, Bullfinch, Pied Wagtails, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Blackbird, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Buzzard, Robin , Wood pigeons , Swallows and Herring Gulls.
Tremendous Gorse Habitat.

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