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Dan Webb

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 4th Mar 2020

Main sighting: Ringed Plover

Brief visit over high tide rewarded with spring like feel with breeding waders returning to the lagoons and a fair amount of display. Minimum of 3 ringed plover on 1st lagoon island, 12 redshank with plenty of display and interaction, 26 lapwing again with display flights and aggression, 14 avocets, 2 oystercatchers. Wildfowl on 1st lagoon included 104 wigeon, 50 shoveler, 12 teal, 8 gadwall and a female goldeneye still on 2nd lagoon, glossy ibis feeding on near bank of 1st lagoon, male and female marsh harriers and a couple of pairs of long-tailed tits

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Mon 2nd Mar 2020

Main sighting: Little egret

12 little egrets

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 29th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Avocets

Early morning visit, just about every kind of weather during the Storm. Reserve is quite water logged.
Highlight was 9 x Avocets on Priors Lagoon ( none were ringed or tagged). Lapwings 20+ on Monks Lagoons, 2 x Curlew, Male Marsh Harrier , 6 x Carrion crows, Peregrine on Monks and Becs – it was mobbed by Lapwings. Glossy Ibis on Priors. Wigeon 150+, Shoveler 50+, Shelducks 50+, Gadwall 15c, Little Grebe, Teal 50c. Surrounding field water logged – attracted the Canada and Greylag Geese. Fieldfare seen feeding with them. Starling flock 150+. Skylarks x 2. Barnacle Geese x 2. Cormorants x 2

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Thu 27th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

Single Woodcock flew across the field by the house at dusk.

Kev Stait

Black Rock

Tue 25th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

SEO at Black Rock this morning

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Lapwings

Very blustery and muddy at Goldcliff Lagoons. Flossy the Glossy Ibis was hunkered down between Becs and Priors. 8 x Lapwings on Monks which was good to see. Otherwise no Waders anywhere not even on the foreshore – however person seen walking dog as tide went out along the edge of the water on the mud ! Large numbers of ducks – Shovelers, Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Shelduck. Black-necked Grebe no where to be seen. Stonechats near Seawall Hide. Skylarks singing. Kestrel at Monks. Peregrine on Becs. Flock of redwing in the fields at rear of Snipe Platform. Buzzard and Green Woodpecker at entrance where cars parked.

Dave Gibson


Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Red kite

Circled and landed in muddy field just opposite the turning up to llanhenock Cheshire homes.

Verity Picken

South of Usk

Thu 20th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

Ten Snipe, 15 Teal, 9 Skylarks (several singing) and 100+ thrushes (mostly Redwing) on still partially flooded fields this afternoon.

Andrew Pritchard

M4 Langstone

Mon 17th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl crossing M4 at 19.50 tonight near Underwood overbridge



Fri 14th Feb 2020

Main sighting: YOUR 2019 RECORDS WANTED

It’s that time of year again! Please send your 2019 records to the county recorder ASAP. See the Home page for how to do this.



Thu 13th Feb 2020


In view of the extremely bad weather Storm Dennis will bring this weekend we have decided to postpone the Slimbridge trip by one week. See the Home page for further details.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 12th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

Single redwing,3 little egrets,red kite,song thrush,blue tits,great tit,2 pairs mallard,pair goosander, 6 male blackbirds.

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