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.


Hadyn L Jones

Magor Marsh

Thu 6th Apr 2023

Main sighting: Willow Warbler

A fall of Willow Warblers today.
2 singing at Magor Marsh and 1 calling at Lower Minnetts. Pair of Stonechats also at the Marsh.

Jackie Pointon


Wed 5th Apr 2023

Main sighting: Swifts

An Urgent Appeal regarding the Swift Brick Petition.
The swift brick petition to the UK government has so far gained more than 82 000 signatures. Reaching 100 000 signatures would trigger a debate in parliament, but the petition closes on 30th April 2023.
This link will take you to UK government website where you read more specific information about the petition (and sign it).

Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds – Petitions (

For those who wish to sign it could you please take action before the closing date. It would be wonderful to get this cheap, simple and practical way of addressing the decline in our breeding birds debated in parliament.
The petition is not limited to birdwatchers so please share it with any like-minded people.
Jackie Pointon

Allan Dowson


Tue 4th Apr 2023

Main sighting: Garganey

2-Garganey m+f showing well from the first hide,also 35-Avocets on the tide line,1-LRP on the first island.No sign of the Spotted Redshank.11h30-13h00.

John Lawton


Mon 3rd Apr 2023

Main sighting: Red Kite

Amendment to previous post, bad typing or over efficient spell checker ended up posting Red Mite, should of course read Red Kite, other details are as posted.

John Lawton


Mon 3rd Apr 2023

Main sighting: Red Mite

One over Caerleon Road heading in the direction of Llandegfedd , seen as I passed through Ponthir.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Mon 3rd Apr 2023

Main sighting: Blackcap

Blackcap singing and seen on edge of Manor Wood in The Narth.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Magor Marsh Reserve

Sun 2nd Apr 2023

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear 2 Grey Heron 8 Little Egret 11 Lapwing 6 Grebe 1 Chiffchaff 6 Blackcap 1 Reed Bunting 2 Green Woodpecker 1

Hadyn L Jones

West Pill

Sun 2nd Apr 2023

Main sighting: Wheatear

3 Wheatears,2 male,1 female plus 1 female Stonechat on rocks at West Pill. Also 2 Oystercarchers surveying the area further west.

Robert Hughes


Sat 1st Apr 2023

Main sighting: Fieldfare

Lone Fieldfare feeding on ivy berries. Chiffchaffs singing and a lone Buzzard and Redkite flying just beyond the wood.

Allan Dowson


Fri 31st Mar 2023

Main sighting: Avocet

This morning on the first island ,16-Avocets,1-Little Ringed Plover and 1-Spotted Redshank.102h30-11h40.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 31st Mar 2023

Main sighting: Warblers

Afternoon visit, heavy showers (wellies recommended) – en-route to hides, robin singing, wren, magpies, blackcap in full song, pheasant, house sparrows, crows, woodpigeons, 2 willow warblers and 2 chiffchaffs in song. Hide two – Canada and greylag geese, skylark singing, 46 shoveler, 22 wigeon, 7 avocet (3 pairs) 1 single bird, 14 teal, 2 pairs lapwing, 25 shelduck, 4 redshanks, 4 gadwall, raven and mallards. Snipe platform – 2 swallows battling the wind, 4 coot, cettis calling (rain stopped play).
Chapel Road Goldcliff – two fields had 58 lesser black-backs and 32 herring gulls, cettis calling, female kestrel, 1 little egret, 1 buzzard and 2 greylags resting.

Mary Plunkett

Tintern Abbey

Thu 30th Mar 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 red Kite over south end of Tintern village and Tintern Abbey and over woodland south of Tintern mainly on Gwent side of Wye from 8.30 to 9.15.

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