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John Lewis

Newport Wetlands RSPB

Thu 20th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Winter thrushes

Sunny, cold morning for the Wetland walk circuit. Fairly quiet for birds. Total of 34 species . Main highlights were 5 Snipe roosting on the edge of one pool, 2 hunting Marsh Harrier ( immature male and a female), 2 Stonechat on the sea wall, male Bullfinch in the woodland and a sizeable mixed flock of winter thrushes feeding in the meadows to the north of the reedbed – counted at least 80 Fieldfare, 21 Blackbird, 9 Redwing and 8 Song Thrush ( the paler, more densely spotted continental birds).

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Wed 19th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

Two smart males and a female Brambling along with a welcome Bullfinch after several weeks’ absence. Raven doing back-flips and a Red Kite over the mountain.

Verity Picken


Wed 19th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Crossbill

Ten in flight over Cadira Beeches, calling.

David Hathaway


Wed 19th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Had a little flock of bullfinches feeding on the littler cones from the firs trees,at least 4 hens and 1 cock bird.
The red kite feeding is still going very well,the buzzards now come in and grap chicken wings just like kites.

John Lawton

Over former Gwent Police HQ next to A4042, Cwmbran.

Tue 18th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite hovering over the former police headquarters at 11:00 a.m.

Garry Smith

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 18th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose with Greylags and Barn Owl hunting at 11.40am

Kay Millar

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 17th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl 1pm and 4pm
Stonechat near sea wall

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Mon 17th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Siskin calling over.

Siskin heard, little egret, single Canada goose over, mallards 8.

Iain Crawford

Peregrine path, Monmouth

Mon 17th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Heron

Grey heron, f bullfinch, 3 song thrush, buzzard, fieldfare, pied wagtail

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen locks (Mon. Brecon Canal)

Sun 16th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Water rail

Single water rail, single song thrush, mallards, moorhens, also 5 mute swans, 2 adults with 3 juveniles.

Allan Dowson

Black Rock

Sun 16th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Greenfinch

At least 13-Greenfinches in a mixed flock with Goldfinches,in the tree tops in the car park area.15h00-16h10.

tony jenkins

trellech area

Sat 15th Jan 2022

Main sighting: woodcock

Single bird flushed from roadside near old Gockett inn at 0720 hrs this morning

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