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.


tony & jan jenkins

st arvans

Sun 31st Jan 2021

Main sighting: marsh tit

Only seen in cold periods, a marsh tit visiting the feeder station between 1100 – 1530hrs today would only take seeds from the covered bird table and then fly into nearby dense conifers.

Mark Davies


Sun 31st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Female Black Redstart in private garden

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards


Sat 30th Jan 2021

Main sighting: siskin

Saw a flock of 60 (100??) siskin out over the gardens in Marshfield this morning. Only got to manage 2 of them on our own patch for the big garden bird watch though!

Jon Morgan

Risca, Ebbw River

Thu 28th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Male Goosander

Stunning male goosander swimming along next to me as I walked from the Fire Station all the way down to Ebbw Street “bath’s field”.

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen Locks

Wed 27th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Water Rail

Lovely water rail, not shy at all. Was in plain sight with runners cyclists going past. Making a squeaky call. Loads of mallards and moorhens. 1 juvenile mute swan (solitary).

Iain Crawford

Ruthlin, Skenfrith

Mon 25th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Ravens

12 ravens, a buzzard, 70 fieldfares, a green woodpecker, 2 song thrushes

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 24th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Tufted Duck

Male Tufted Duck on Usk just above Llanfoist bridge . Also 4 Dipper , a Little Grebe , Several Goosander , 5 Cormorants , a Treecreeper , a couple of Siskin and 15+ Redwing

Mark Davies


Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Linnet

Flock of 50+ Linnet seen from the canal just past Llanellen

Graham Thomas Thorne

heronry risca

Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: herons

5.15 pm 2 noisy herons flying around and into heronry area,seen from fire station car park

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Greylag geese

Greylag goose (40); Canada Goose (150+); Widgeon (120+) Teal ; Shoveler; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Redshank; B.H.Gull; Dabchick; Coot; Mallard; Mute Swan; Heron; Buzzard; Gt Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker (calling); Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Long Tailed Tits; Jackdaws: (and a Fox).

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen Locks

Fri 22nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Water Rail

Water rail dashed out through reeds giving a clear view. Mallards, moorhens and pair of mute swans (the regulars). Many tits, robins and thrushes in hedgerows.

Kirsteen Atkinson

River Monnow at Rockfield

Fri 22nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Goosander male

Male Goosander on River Monnow at Rockfield. Bridge Cottage

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