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.


John Davies


Sat 14th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Chiffchaff & Blackcap

Chiffchaff & Blackcap singing their hearts out the early morning dog walk – Abergavenny.

Hugh James

Magor Marsh

Fri 13th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Marsh harrier

A close view from car park as it landed for prey in reeds, took off after a minute or so.

Mike andJackie Pointon

NWR Uskmouth

Fri 13th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Firecrest

Firecrest 1 Goldcrest 1 both gnat catching , Chiffchaff 4 two (singing) Cetti’s warbler 1 seen plus 6 heard. Peregrine 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 1 Linnet 30.

John Davies


Wed 11th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Barn Owl flying over the A4042 near Goytre

lee ashcroft


Tue 10th Mar 2020

Main sighting: red kite

red kite flying low over henllys lanes. first time ive seen one here

Daniel Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 10th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Knot

Wet and windy morning high tide WeBS on lagoons pushed in 2 knot amongst the 65 curlew, 14 oystercatchers, 36 avocets, 14 redshank, 166 teal, 80 shoveler, 29 wigeon, 80 shelduck, also a chiffchaff near entrance

Kevin Wood

Brynmawr ponds

Mon 9th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

Morning visit at 7.40am, which included visits to all 3 ponds, 4 Snipe on the small pool near bridge, up to 6 on another recent visit. Machine pond busy with Male Goosander, Cormorant, 15 Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Mallard, pair of Mute Swans and Coots with nesting material. Pair of Bullfinches, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch and Blue Tits visiting nesting box, also Great Tit and long tailed along Hedge rows.Raven overhead and lots of Magpies visiting nest sites. Dunlop Semtex pond much quieter but Great Crested Grebe near Island in middle of pond 4 female Goosanders and Lesser Black backed gulls returning to site.

John Lawton

Salt Marsh Lane/Red House Barn

Mon 9th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite seen over the entrance to Salt Marsh Road/Red House Barn: exit stage left, pursued by a Crow, in the direction of Goldcliff

Graham Agg


Sun 8th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite low over roundabout at Raglan early afternoon.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 7th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Redshank and Ringed Plovers

Visit from Dawn until Mid-Day. Redshanks are now appearing on all three Lagoons. The most were in a flock of about 30 birds on Priors Lagoon. Monks had 2 Ringed Plovers on the island. Lapwings were on all three lagoons. At dawn there were two flocks of Curlews Approx 16 birds.
Shelducks had also gathered in a goof flock on Monks.
Priors had 4 Goldeneye, 26 x Tufted Duck ( alot), Wigeon, Mallard, 85 + Teal, Shoveler and Gadwall.
1 x Common Snipe. Flossy the Glossy Ibis showed well on Priors.
No Avocet on the lagoons but a flock of 40 were observed on the Pill.
Mute Swans were everywhere a flock of 12 flying around. No Peregrines on the lagoons.
Skylarks singing and Meadow Pipits growing in numbers.

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sat 7th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Whooper Swan

5-Whooper Swans,all adults,on the tide line when i arrived.They flew off up channel after about 15 minutes.Also good numbers of ducks,especially Pintail,Wigeon and Shelduck.15h00-15h35.

Verity Picken


Fri 6th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Mandarin Duck

Three Mandarins (2 drakes), 4 Goosander and a Stonechat (first for this site) this afternoon.

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