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.

Sightings

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy

Sat 29th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Hawfinch

Single hawfinch briefly in the garden in Mitchel Troy yesterday, which prompted a quick walk to the churchyard where at least five more birds (four flying from a yew and one perched on top of another yew). Today, at least nine hawfinch in the churchyard, feeding in dense part of a yew, before flying. Making ‘clicking’ type noises, very excited, probably by nearby grey squirrel.

Neville Davies

Magor Marsh

Thu 27th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

Highlights included 1 Chiffchaff (contact call), Water Rail (calling), 1 Cettis (calling), female Sparrowhawk hunting, Redwings and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding. Hide and pool – 1 Little Grebe (male), 4 Mute Swans (cygnets), 15 Teal, 1 Heron, Black Headed Gull and 6 fly-over Canada Geese.

Bernie Jones

Over M4 junction 27

Thu 27th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite seen hunting over M4 between Ridgeway and High Cross Newport at 9-45
this morning

Bernie Jones

Over M4 junction 27

Thu 27th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite seen hunting over M4 between Ridgeway and High Cross Newport at 9-45
this morning

Bernie Jones

Over M4 junction 27

Thu 27th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite hunting over Ridgeway, M4 junction 27 and Highcross Newport at 9-45 am this morning

Robert Pearse

Goldcliff

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Lesser spotted woodpecker - male and female

Seen as I got out of car at roadside parking adjacent to Goldcliff hides. I’m as certain as I can be of Id. Both about size of sparrow. Female remained drumming, male flew off towards the reserve. No other birders around unfortunately. Wondering if anyone else has seen them?

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance at Goldcliff Lagoons on Friday, between 11am and 12pm, when I monitor water levels and salinities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

tony & jan jenkins

newport wetlands

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Dunlin

High count from the coast path near the lighthouse – 2000 plus dunlin in flight at high tide, largest count here for some time, along with 30 plus grey plover and 120 curlew.
En route to the motorway, a female marsh harrier overhead above the A4810 with buzzard nearby for comparison.

Mark Davies

Goldcliff

Wed 26th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bean Goose

A Bean Goose and 20 Pink-footed Geese from the seawall hide this morning

Mr Neville J Davies

Seawall tea room fields.

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Colour ringed Curlew

25 Collard Doves on the roof of Henton Farm Goldcliff. Seawall tea rooms area – 15 Curlew one colour ringed (yellow ring upper right leg, metal ring upper left leg with number 50 on it), Fieldfares and 78 Starlings.

Neville James Davies

Red Barn and Boat Lane

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Waders

Red Barn Pool – Gt Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 31 Teal, 3 Pintail (2 male, 1 female), 25 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, Cettis calling, female Marsh Harrier and a female Peregrine that put up 162 Lapwing, she singled 1 out and made multiple twists and short dives but this was one lucky Lapwing.
Boat Lane – 7 Reed Buntings (mostly females), 108 Wigeon, 5 Curlew, 1 Buzzard (light bird), 1 Heron. Seawall – female Peregrine perched on a rock on the saltings, 44 Shoveler, 12 Oystercatchers, 3 Pintail, 5 Shelduck, 4 Dunlin, 26 Redshanks, Black Headed Gulls and a Cettis calling.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Merlin / Bean Goose / Spotted Redshank

Pheasant, Goldcrest, 35 Fieldfares with 8 Redwings mixed in, 131 Starlings, 2 pars Stonechats and 10 Reed Buntings (2 males the rest females). Redshank platform – 25 Teal, 5 Mute Swans, female Kestrel, Spotted Redshank and 3 Little Egrets. Snipe platform – Cettis calling, 3 Cormorants and 8 Meadow Pipits. A Bean Goose was mixed in with 25 Greylags feeding in the grass alongside the hedgerow leading to the seawall (lovely close views). Seawall – 4 Pintail, 4 Grey Plovers and 129 Wigeon. Hide three – 143 more Wigeon, 48 Lapwing, distant views of the female Marsh Harrier and a female Merlin that passed right in front of the hide. No sign of the Barn Owl when I left around 1500hrs.