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Chris Jones

Glebelands Park, Newport

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Med Gull

4 Adult winter Med Gulls present with small number of Black-headed Gulls. A little earlier an Adult winter Med Gull had also been present nearby at the McDonalds on Lyne Road, Crindau

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Sat 12th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Redwing

My first autumn arrivals – a single Redwing with five Blackbirds eating berries. Also 83 Starlings on power line.

Chris Stone


Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Mystery bird

Last night I found myself awake at so decided to see if I could see any of the promised shooting stars shortly after I heard a bird calling I thought might be a wader suddenly a bird appeared from behind me over the house and flew towards the Severn away from me losing height. It appeared to have flat rounded wings and to be the size of a e.q. short eared owl or small heron I never managed to get my bins on it and it was gone will keep an eye out for what ever it was I never seen or heard it again in the next 30 mins

Verity Picken

Beacon Hill

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Crossbill

Six Crossbill this morning; otherwise pretty quiet.

Bob Wright

Secret Garden, Mamhilad

Wed 9th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red kite quartering fields around the garden centre, then flew off towards Mynydd Maen.
Unable to determine sex.

Simon James Bedford

Whitson Bog (back of Llanwern

Tue 8th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Various

Short Eared Owl (2nd one in days ) 120 Starling 4 grey Heron Little egret green woodpecker Mute Swan x12 40 plus Goldfinch 30 Linnet 2 Stonechat 2 Buzzard and a single red kite

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 8th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier hunting near the old Brynmawr reservoir, disappeared across county boundary to the north. Flock of forty Goldfinches feeding on rush seeds. Male Sparrowhawk perched by Hafod Road. Also Buzzard and Kestrel.

Gavin Vella


Mon 7th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Ring Ouzel

12 Redwing, 6 Song , 3 Mistle Thrush, 18 Blackbirds and 1 Male ring Ouzel feeding at the end of ‘Cock Street’ Redwick yesterday morning. Ring Ouzel was being chased off by Mistles but there were plenty of berries.

Neville Davies

South Gwent

Mon 7th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red Kite

9 red kites circling together with several landing here and there.

Allan Dowson


Mon 7th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Peregrine

2m-Peregrines chasing each other before one landed close by.Also a party of 12-LTTs,60++ Swallows,2-Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff.16h15-17h35.

Simon James bedford

Llanyrafon Back garden

Sun 6th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red Kite circling low over house with two local buzzards .Also afon llwydd between llanyrafon and Croesyceiliog Quiet on Dog walking Day but still Kingfisher and dippers and usual grey Wagtails.

Simon James Bedford & Lara Bedford

Goldcliff lagoons

Sun 6th Oct 2019

Main sighting: Merlin

More comprehensive list from earlier this morning 09-00 to 12.30 Merlin eventually moved on by Kestrel Fem Kestrel , Peregrine Tiercel 2 Buzzard ( standard morph) . Short Eared Owl being mobbed by crows at low level towards Red house. Glossy Ibis flew in for a brief visit in front of First Hide . also Linnet 18 Grey Heron 3 , Little Egret 6 , Goldfinch 27 , Meadow pipit 30 plus , WHITETHROAT ( late ) but in bushes before first platform , Whinchat 1, Stonechat 6, and Wheatear (two in front of Seawall hide ) also starling carrion Crow Magpie Jackdaw Raven Canada Geese Mute Swan Black swan single Greylag Shelduck Wigeon 2, Scaup 1, ( in small ponds by seawall ) YELLOW WAGTAIL ( another late one ) Pied Wagtail Willow Warbler Chaffinch Moorhen and on foreshore Oystercatcher 14 , lapwing 25, Curlew 6 Redshank 14

Next event

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