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Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Mon 8th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Bean Goose and White Front Goose

Bean Goose (1); White Front Goose (1) (possible Greenland); amongst 38 Greylag Geese and a few Canada Geese. Pintail (4 males and a female); Widgeon (120+); Gadwall (6); Teal (30+); Shoveler (30+); Lapwing (4); Shelduck; Tufted Duck; Common Gull (1); Redshank (6); Lapwing (4); Curlew (1); Little Egret. Others: Chifchaff (3); Gt Sp Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker.

Maddie Wells

Slade wood

Sun 7th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Small flock of about 5/6 On path very near car park entrance. Feeding on tall grass seeds on edge of path.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Tue 2nd Mar 2021

Main sighting: Skylark

Flock of 15 Skylarks feeding on ground near the old Brynmawr reservoir. Stonechats on territory by access track. 12 Fieldfares over.

Mike and Jackie Pointon


Sun 28th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Small Tortoiseshell

A few more birds in song today but the highlight of the day was a Small Tortoiseshell in a neighbour’s garden. I would not be surprised if other butterflies seen today.

John Bennett


Sun 28th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Goldeneye

About 6 six seen

Tadhg Burrell

Boating Lake Cwmbran

Thu 25th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Buzzard

Amazing sight of large buzzard flying through trees. Probably around due to many thrushes in trees.

Maddie Wells

Cadiera Beeches in a tree very near car park

Thu 25th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Wentwood Forest

About the size of a magpie long slender tail feathers, grey and white bird all white face with a slight crest again white on head very loud shrill call I haven’t heard before no eye mask (usually remember that) calling loudly in a tree and again in flight I’ve seen the Great Grey Shrike before this looked similar but different as described above.

Duncan Heryett


Mon 22nd Feb 2021

Main sighting: Barn Owl

1 Barn Owl quartering over fields by River Usk behind house northwest from The Hanbury.

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Sun 21st Feb 2021

Main sighting: Grey Partridge

Two Grey and two Red-legged Partridges in the garden – doubtless released birds although I haven’t seen any Greys in recent years.

Stefan Zitzmann

Beechwood Park, Newport

Fri 19th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Not only goldcrests, coal tits, a mistle thrush and a treecreeper came out in the rain this morning, but also two lesser redpolls (in the same location as I saw at least one a week ago).

Nicholas Beswick


Wed 17th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Skylark

Spring has sprung – maybe. Three Skylarks singing over the common. Mallards mating on one of the small ponds. Six Goosanders on the bottom pond at Beaufort Woodlands.

Mark Davies


Thu 11th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Fielfare

26 Fieldfare and 100+ Redwing in fields opposite Wernddu golf club . Also 4 flyover Lapwings

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