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.


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

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Goosander

as itstopped raining went up river ebbw.12noon several blk hd gulls .approx 20+jackdaws feeding along the riverbank also 2 crows observed on edge of swollen river standing on a rock and bathing/preening in the water they could have been swept away’F/m goosander observered from road bridge flying upstream

Graham Thomas Thorne

Ynysfro Reservoir

Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: mute swans

11.30am top pool water being drained into bottompool.
4 mute swan.1 pochard .10 mallard .10 tufted app rox 50 coot.2 little grebe.mistle thrush heard .also blackbirds robins and magpies in adjacent fields/Bottom pool
aprox 20 tufted.several coot.20-30 black hd gulls and by the size 2 GBB gulls few herr gulls

Verity Picken


Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Shelduck

The flooded fields held 2 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler and 14 Wigeon as well as numerous Mallard this morning. Low numbers of Mute Swan and Canada Goose.

Next event

8:00 am Outdoor meeting #Allt-yr yn NR a... @ Allt-yr yn NR and Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir
Outdoor meeting #Allt-yr yn NR a... @ Allt-yr yn NR and Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Met at Fourteen Locks Car Park (possible £1 charge) 08:00 3 hours walk – some gradients and steep  steps