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Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: Lapwing, Whinchat

The river was running v high and fast, and there was massive flooding – two Sand Martin colonies were under water and a third one partially so. Two Lapwing on a newly ploughed ‘island’ in a huge sea of water; a swan pair rebuilding and delving for their eggs in a flooded nest; Stonechat pair unusual and 5 Whinchats first for this site – obviously passing through. Also 2 Swifts, 4 redhead Goosander and 3 Mandarin.

tony & jan jenkins

st arvans

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: redstart

A pair of female redstarts flying into the silver birch on edge of our orchard, probably just passing through, 1430 hrs

Kevin Wood

Garn Lakes

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: Spotted flycatcher and Cuckoo

Spotted Flycatcher seen for the first time at this site, also Male Cuckoo flew over at the same time. Also lots of Willow Warbler song with Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Pair of Bullfinches, Coot on nest, Canada Geese with Goslings and a Cormorant.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: Whimbrel

At high tide this evening,19-Whimbrels,4-Bar Tailed Godwits all still in non breeding plumage and 2-Turnstones.17h20-18h00

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: Waders

Visited just after dawn. Wader numbers dominated by Dunlins in their hundreds. Probably 1000+ off you include those out on the mud on the foreshore later.
Monk and Becs the busiest lagoons.
Lots of Dunlins, 6x Turnstone, 4 x Knot ( one red one), 13 x Bar-Tailed Godwits, 3 x Sanderling, 1 x Ruff ( reddy plumage) on Priors, 4 x Whimbrel, 16 x Black Tailed Godwits.

2 x Wheatear, 4 x Black Headed Gulls. 4 x Oystercatchers.
Avocets, Redshanks and Lapwings as usual.

Kestrel ( male) near Hide 2
Bean. Goose on Priors.

Laurence Fry

Field off Pentre Poeth Road Bassaleg

Sun 9th May 2021

Main sighting: Seen at 09.00 hours today

Bird similar in size to a blackbird of sleek appearance feeding at ground level in field adjacent to road
Yellow/orange breast with darker face marking. colour of body pigeon grey with lighter underwing shading

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 8th May 2021

Main sighting: Wheatear

Afternoon visit, very wet, slight winds. Pheasant 1, chiffchaff 1 singing, cettis 1 calling and raven. Hide one – avocet, redshanks, 1 bar-tailed godwit and 1 black-tailed godwit, 2 oystercatchers and 1 heron. Hide two – swallows, pair of reed buntings, pair of linnets and 2 cormorants. Seawall – single wheatear only. Hide three – very little wader activity with only 9 dunlin and 11 ringed plovers together with a single little ringed plover mixed in (another one on the island). 5 gadwall, 7 more oystercatchers and 51 black-tailed godwits, 1 little egret, 3 skylarks, 8 mute swans, female pintail (no sign of a male), 1 swift and 50+ swallows aerial feeding over the third lagoon.

dr j a holmes

coed morgan vicinity

Sat 8th May 2021

Main sighting: yellow wagtail

solitary male yellow wagtail lingering

Cindy Howells

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 7th May 2021

Main sighting: Little Tern

Single Little Tern on Becs Lagoon, seen from the Sea Wall hide. Flew several times, returning to the same spot. Seen between 5.30 and 6.30pm.

Allan Dowson


Fri 7th May 2021

Main sighting: Goosander

Goosander with 7-juveniles on the Monnow,also 1-Red Kite over,1m-Kingfisher also on the monnow river.13h630-16h00.

Jackie Pointon


Fri 7th May 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby over the garden this morning.

Keith Bradley

West of Brynygwenin and Llanwenarth.

Thu 6th May 2021

Main sighting: Curlews.

Curlews seen and heard

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