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.


Tadhg Burrell

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 17th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine and Wheatears

1 female Peregrine resting on gate post
2 female Wheatears on sea wall
2 female stonechat on reserve walk
4 Black tailed godwits
Flock of Dunlin
Plenty of Lapwing
3 Oestercatchers
Few mallards
Family of mute swans with 3 more on lagoon
6 Canadian geese

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Fri 16th Oct 2020

Main sighting: Brambling

Yesterday a female Brambling with Chaffinches. No sign of a Ring Ouzel reported nearby but plenty of Redwings and immigrant Blackbirds. Today, a pair of Stonechats

tony jenkins

black rock

Thu 15th Oct 2020

Main sighting: porpoise

Porpoise heading upriver off Black Rock yesterday, late afternoon by Rhys Jenkins

tony & jan jenkins

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 14th Oct 2020

Main sighting: curlew sandpiper

Solitary curlew sand spotted from 1st platform, 2 chiffchaffs calling, green woodpecker & group of 24 redshank & @ 65 lapwing.
Very quiet on the foreshore with only 1 blk t. godwit and 5 oystercatchers

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++

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