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

Ton, Llangybi

Fri 4th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Stock Dove

At least 80 Stock Dove, 100 corvids (a decrease on recent days), 120 Chaffinch, 10 Linnet plus a few Brambling and Reed Bunting in a cover crop. Two pairs Bullfinch in the garden a couple of days ago.

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Thu 3rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Common Gull

Common Gull 2; Black Headed Gull 20; Shoveler 30; Teal 70; Widgeon 100+; Canada Geese 100+; Tufted Duck 4; Heron; Little Egret; Buzzard x3 (plus one dead one, been there some time, no leg rings); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Song Thrush; Long Tailed Tit; Carrion Crow;

Neville Davies / John Lawton

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 2nd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Geese

Fairly quiet bird wise but highlights included 4 Buzzards, redwings and fieldfares (low numbers), 6 reed buntings, pair of stonechats and a single meadow pipit. Redshank platform – 30 teal (42 more from hide 3), Snipe platform – 2 cormorants, curlew, 1 lt egret, 1 gt black-backed gull on the lagoon, fly past common gull and 1 shoveler. The tundra bean goose was in with the greylags again on the grass area between the marsh platform and the hedge line. Seawall – 106 herring gulls, shelduck and oystercatchers. Hide 3 – 2 mute swans, 92 wigeon, gadwall and 19 pink-footed geese later joined by a 100+ Canada geese.

John Edwards


Tue 1st Feb 2022

Main sighting: Collard dove

Collard dove sitting on eggs

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 1st Feb 2022

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance at Goldcliff Lagoons on Wednesday between approx. 9am and 3pm while we make repairs to the anti-predator fence. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth roundabout A40

Mon 31st Jan 2022

Main sighting: Rooks nesting

Rooks are building nests

Iain Crawford

Monmouth A40 roundabout

Mon 31st Jan 2022

Main sighting: Rooks

Rooks are building nests

Lee Parsons

Brynithel moorland

Sun 30th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Skylark

Seven Skylark on moorland.

Iestyn Harrigan

Hide 1, Goldcliff

Sun 30th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Curlew

A single Curlew in amongst the lapwings – well chuffed.

Iestyn Harrigan

Newport Wetlands

Sun 30th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Greenfinch

Not sure if this counts as they were caught by Goldcliff Ringing Group so here we go:- Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Jay, Blackbird, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Wren.
Surprising the number of Greenfinches they caught

Iestyn Harrigan

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 30th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Lapwing

A total of 13 lapwing.

David Adams


Sat 29th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Moorhen

A total of 9 Moorhens at Drybridge Community Nature Park pond this evening – a record for my observation!