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Sightings

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Mistle Thrush

Pair of mistle thrush (good views and sound of calls). 3 Linnet. 27 Oystercatchers. 150 Redshank. 2 ringed plover, 6 Herring Gull. 5 pairs of Pintail. 30-40 shelduck and teal, few widgeon, cormorant, 20 Canada geese. Plenty of chiff chaff heard, one seen! 1 great tit.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: sand martins

50 sand martins (21 days late), pair of tree creeper in rapid manouvering flight.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Sat 4th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

My first Swallow of the year. Also a vole (presumably Bank) standing on hind legs to reach a Candytuft flower which he/she nipped off and carried away; returned 30 seconds later and repeated the action so clearly intentional. Is this common behaviour?

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Good birdtrack day today. A firecrest was in goat willow in my top field together with 4 goldcrests.
Quite a few chiffchaffs and blackcaps in woods and lots of skylarks over plough grounds
Curlews still calling

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Crossbill

Crossbill drinking at the pond this morning – a garden tick!

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Sand Martins

Sand Martins (x9) at Northern end of Nedern Brook, Caldicot from 0940hrs; Gadwall; Teal; Dabchick; Widgeon, Lapwing; Little Egret; Tufted Duck; Chiffchaffs; Buzzard.

Dave Brassey

Mescoed Mawr

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Brambling

Small flock c30-50 Brambling making plenty of noise

MICHAEL MORGAN

RIVER TROTHY, DINGESTOW

Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Main sighting: PAIR MANDARIN DUCK

MALE AND FEMALE MANDARIN DUCKS ON RIVER TROTHY 300 MTRS DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE CAMPSITE.

David Smith

Blackrock

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Short eared owl

Short eared owl hunting near the sea wall east of black rock picnic site at about 5.15.

David Hathaway

Llanishen NP16

Wed 1st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

There have been a number of curlew calling for the past 3 weeks,the are in the fields up behind the Carpenters Arms.

Chris Forster Brown

Monmouth (Waitrose)

Tue 31st Mar 2020

Main sighting: Swallow

Two swallow over Monmouth Waitrose this morning.

Waltraud Englefield

Minmouth Allotments

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Sandmartin and Swallow

About 10 Sandmartins and one single Swallow over allotments about 1pm. Also saw Goshawk flying upriver from Wyebridge.

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