Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed.


iain crawford

Nedern Brook

Sat 13th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher

Spotted flycatcher, 2 buzzards, 2 grey herons, great spotted and green wpecker.

Dave Littleton


Fri 12th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Nightjar

Walking the dog after sunset to avoid the heat of the day, from Cadeira Beeches on Thursday and Friday, a Nightjar put in very close appearances both nights, with a bonus Woodcock on Friday.

Nicholas Beswick

Cwmtillery Lakes

Tue 9th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby over the upper lake, mobbed by Swallows. Pair of Little Grebes on the lower lake. Count of 29 species in all.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Garn Lakes

Mon 8th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Wheatear

Garn Lakes area; Wheatear 3 Willow Warbler 6 Little Grebe 1 ad 1 Juv Dragonflies: Common Hawker 2 Emperor 1 Common Darter12 and Emerald Damselfly 40+

Allan Dowson


Mon 8th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

1-Green Sandpiper from the snipe platform,1-GWE,9-Little Egrets,167+Black’wits,1f-Marsh Harrier,4-juvenile Willow Warblers along the fence between snipe and marsh platforms.All water fowl and wader activity now seems to be confined to Priors as the other lagoons are completely dry.10h30-12h00

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher

Pair of spotted flycatchers

iain crawford

Vale of Ewyas

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Peregrine

Peregrine falcon, red kite, sparrowhawk, kestrel.

Mark Whitaker

River Monnow between Kentchurch and Llangua

Sun 7th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

Single on stony shoals, also 6 Little Egrets together, 1 Grey Wagtail plus approx. 7 Sand Martins around nest site in welsh bank. Kingfisher seen here regularly but not today.

Nicholas. Beswick


Fri 5th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby high over River Usk. Only a few Sand Martins around the nest colony. Four Little Egrets. Kingfisher, female Goosander

iain crawford

Monmouth, Wye and Monnow

Fri 5th Aug 2022

Main sighting: Little egret

Little egret, gsw, 82 canada geese, 20 house martins, 2 grey herons, kingfisher, raveen, stock dove, green woodpecker.

Kevin Richard Dupe

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 3rd Aug 2022

Main sighting: Avocet Hide now open

We have repaired the flooring at the entrance to the Avocet Hide and it is now open.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone seawall

Mon 1st Aug 2022

Main sighting: Common gull

Common gull among hundreds of BHGs; few black tailed godwits, 3 curlews, 42 oystercatchers; many dunlin; 2 common sandpipers; 2 kestrels (pair, regular at the moment); 2 buzzards (one sending the other away from its patch); 2 little egrets, 2 herons; mallards, teal, shelducks (several young) – good visit!