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.


Daniel Web/ Andrew Strong

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 24th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Glossy ibis still present, otherwise quiet with adult male peregrine, c160 teal, c60 gadwall, c60 mallard, 8 tufted duck, 2 feral barnacles, cr Canada goose and 3 redshank

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Mon 23rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodcock

1645 – one Woodcock up over the house from the Clydach Gorge at very last light – the first this winter

Simon James Bedford

Llangybi Bottom (flooded)

Sat 21st Dec 2019

Main sighting: Swans

2 whooper and 59 mute Swan accompanying 4 shelduck !! 34 mallard and 6 snipe on the flooded water meadows below the village .

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr ponds

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Dunlop Semtex: 14 Goosander (6 male), Kingfisher, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron
Machine Pond: 53 Canada Geese, Reed Bunting
Horsetail Pond: 9 Wigeon

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper flying up river,Pair mallard on bank .Male and 2 Female Goosander appeared in the rough waters and observed swimming around and diving into the river for fish .

Graham Thomas Thorne

blackvein forest crosskeys

Mon 16th Dec 2019

Main sighting: tawny owls

tawny owls heard calling in the blackvein forest 8.30 pm

bob gwillim


Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kites

2 Red Kites flying above the A4042 near the river bridge

Mark Waldron

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Great Northern Diver

Juv feeding seen from the dam wall.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, Peregrine path

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red kite, 2 bullfinches

Mike andJackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

WeBS highlights on a cold, wet and windy day. As Blair noted yesterday there are lots of waterfowl Teal 210the good numbers of Wigeon Shoveler and Gadwall. Counting was made even more difficult as a male Peregrine was hunting whilst the female was on the island. Glossy Ibis 1 Common Gull Great B?#
B Gull

Kevin Wood

Brynmawr ponds

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher flew over pond from roundhouse to farside of pond near steps, also Present were 3 Goosander, Grey Heron and Cormorants.

Charles Alexander Smith

St Mellons

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Long Eared Owl/ Tylluan Gorniog

I am a member of the Sussex Ornithological Society. Whilst visiting family in St Mellons I stayed up late into the night. The owl hooted from about 11.45 pm to 12.15am. The weather was showery but not windy. Grid reference ST228821. It should be audible from T junction of Bridge Road (B4562) and Tyr Winch Road. I realise this is a scarce species however the call was unmistakeable. Hope this is helpful. All the best.

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