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Sightings

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.

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 28th Mar 2020

Main sighting: House Martins x12 9:30am

House Martins 12; Chiffchaff singing; Gadwall 10; Little Egrets 9; Widgeon approx. 70; Redshank approx. 60; Teal 20; Buzzard; Shelduck 2; Canada Geese; Coots; Moorhen.

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Fri 27th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Great Tit

On walking into my conservatory just now (having left the doors open earlier) I found three Great Tits in there together. This ups my total of individual birds inside the house but the species count remains the same – 23.

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