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Home Sightings


Thomas Winstone

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Main Sighting: Red Backed Shrike
NOT SEEN, areas checked, GOS engineering, railway track from Big Pit to Garn Lakes, Garn Lakes and path from Whistle inn to Brynmawr. How ever did see 4 buzzards, 1 red kite, 1 sparrowhawk, 3 bullfinches, magpies, robins, willow warblers, wagtails grey and pied, green woodpecker, blue and great tit and two lizards.

Jackie Huybs

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon

Main Sighting: Shrike
Husband surprised - and obviously delighted - to spot a pair of Red-backed Shrikes in trees outside his factory (GOS Engineering!). Has some (grainy) video footage if anyone wants to see.

Mark Davies

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


Main Sighting: Swifts
4 swifts above the house this evening - 1 pair still going to nest in house around the corner from us

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Newport Wetlands Goldcliff

Main Sighting: Yellow wagtail
Marsh Harrier 1 juv Peregrine 1 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 4. It was good to see a large flocks of Goldfinches and Linnets feeding on the thistles up to 200 birds along with Yellow Wagtail 6 Pied Wagtail 15 Meadow Pipit 2 Skylark and Stock Dove 2. A roving flock in the hedgerow produced Willow Warbler 6 Chiffchaff 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit 6 and Blue Tit 2. Waders included Redshank 60 Greenshank 2 Dunlin 50.

Blair Charles Jones

Sunday, 20 August 2017

River Usk, Abergavenny

Main Sighting: Common Sandpipers
Common Sandpipers (4), Grey Heron (2), Little Egret (2) , Sand Martins (10), Kingfisher (2), Dipper(1), Grey Wagtails (4), Buzzard (1), Cormorants(3).

Verity Picken

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Ton, Llangybi

Main Sighting: Lesser Whitethroat
One in the garden this morning - unusual here.

Tim Young

Sunday, 20 August 2017


Main Sighting: Common Redstart
Just to add to Mike's extensive list made at more-or-less the same time as we were there, the stock doves went up to 6 later, 1 turnstone, 1 ringed plover and 6 snipe from the 'new' screens, with 2 common redstart in the hedge.

Nick McNeil-Watson

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: 4 Buzzards
4 buzzards were very active around the first lagoon, other sightings included common sand, green shank, whinchat and a kestrel.

Kevin Wood

Friday, 18 August 2017

Brynmawr ponds

Main Sighting: Kingfisher
First time that I've seen a Kingfisher at this site,which was in flight above the small stream behind the Halfords store, lost it amongst the trees at that point.

N J Davies

Friday, 18 August 2017


Main Sighting: Swift
1 late swift heading south 1210hrs. Numerous small groups of swallows and house Martin also.