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.


Allan Dowson


Tue 25th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bean Goose

1-Spotted Redshank on first lagoon.A probable Bean Goose with 28-Greylags.Photos on Gwent Birds facebook.11h30-13h20.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm, Brynmawr

Mon 24th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Raven

One of a pair of Ravens over carrying a small stick, mobbed by our resident Carrion Crows. A female Brambling with our feeding flock of Chaffinches.

Iain Crawford

Peregrine path, Monmouth

Mon 24th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Goosanders

6 goosanders 2m 4f. Buzzard, cormorant, grey heron, 5 bullfinches, 3 song thrush, 100+ woodpigeon

Malcolm Drysdale

Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny

Sun 23rd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Single goldcrest moving through cypress tree

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 23rd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

The highlight of todays hightide count was a Spotted Redshank on Monk’s lagoon.

John Lewis

Usk Valley Walkway west of Pant-y-goitre bridge.

Sat 22nd Jan 2022

Main sighting: Dipper.

Sunny late afternoon walk from the bridge to the far end of the ox-bow lake. 33 species. Highlights: 54 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker, 70 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 3 LT Tit, 1Dipper, 6 MistleTheush, 115 Redwing, 3Siskin.

Nicholas Beswick

St James’s Forestry

Fri 21st Jan 2022

Main sighting: Crossbill

Group of six Crossbills feeding on larch seeds, two more flying over. A few Chaffinches and Siskins, otherwise pretty quiet. Stonechat on perimeter fence.

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.