Visited a couple of the less than picturesque Gwentish sites today. The pseudo-martian landscape of Red Pools produced 3 Goldeneye, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff and a Cetti's Warbler plus 1 Comma and 2 Peacock flutterbys (also had Orange-tip alongside the nearby Solutia Reserve). The lovely rolling acres of Llanwern Steelworks produced 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 8 Cetti's Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff plus another Comma, 4 more Peacocks and 4 Small Tortoiseshells.
Is anything as redolent of the untamed landscape as wild geese? Probably not.