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.


Verity Picken


Wed 14th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Aberrant Redwing

A very attractive aberrant Redwing appeared in a flock of c30 in the garden this morning. All the usually brown parts, including the breast markings, were honey-coloured, the primaries and tail were off-white, and the flanks red. Two Fieldfare also present.

Verity Picken


Tue 13th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

More than 150 Redwing and a pair of Stonechat (not common here) this morning.

Alice Walters

Ringland, Newport

Mon 12th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Tree creeper

I observed a tree creeper with a flock of tits around Milton primary school.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Mon 12th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Disturbance at Goldcliff lagoons

There will some disturbance at Goldcliff Lagoons tomorrow (Tuesday 13th) between 11am and 12pm when I check the salinities and water levels. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

David Roberts

Llanyrafon Lake

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe in winter plumage diving on Llanyrafon Lake in the afternoon.

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Female Goosander swimming with several mallard then disturbed by people on the bank .flew up river

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier, also an unkindness of eleven Ravens enjoying some aerobatics

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Seawall

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Turnstone

18 Turnstone resting on the old jetty posts (new patch tick for us); 4 whimbrel; hundreds of shelduck, few wigeon, pintail and shovelers; 90 oystercatchers; 40 redshank; 2 grey herons; 1 stonechat; BH gulls++

Chris Dyson

Deri, Abergavenny

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Yellow-browed Warbler

One yellow-browed today at the top of the lane up to the Deri woodlands at SO300168. First heard calling at 12.15 in trees around the garage marked ‘No parking’. I waited and it eventually showed really well down to about 10m out in the open at 13.15. A nice one for my local patch!

David Roberts


Sat 10th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Two Kingfishers by canal at Sebastopol around 2.30 pm.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Fri 9th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

A single Redwing this morning, calling from a treetop and sounding very like a Great Spotted Woodpecker!

Ruth Brown


Wed 7th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Jackdaw predation

Very surprised to see a Jackdaw fly close overhead carrying a very noisy Starling in it’s claws.

Next event

8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk