Birds in the woodland

These are what Gwent Ornithological Trust saw on their walk on Sunday.
Mallard, Goshawk, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Cuckoo, Swift, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Raven, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch.  That’s 38 species, not including the one I saw which could have been a sparrowhawk, according to them.

Butterflies included: Peacock, Green Hairstreak, Small White, Tortoiseshell and Small Skipper.

Also noted were Carder Bee and Cuckoo Bee.

It’s noticeable the species number grows every year so we must be doing something right. Our thanks to them for their efforts.