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.


Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 5th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper 4 Redshank 162 Black-tailed Godwit 210 Ringed Plover 2 Little Ringed Plover 3 Little Egret 30+ GWE 3 Snipe 2 Little Grebe 3 Whitethroat Chiffchaff Reed Warbler Singing. And a very smart juvenile Whinchat from the seawall hide.
Other: Ruddy Darter 3 Blue-tailed damselfly 2 Gate Keeper Red Admiral and lots of Meadow Browns.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 5th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Barn Owl

Dawn visit: En-route to hides crows, pheasant, blackbirds, blackcap, wren, chiffchaffs, whitethroat and several brief calls from a lesser whitethroat. Hide one – Canada and greylag geese, skylarks, 5 oystercatchers, 43 little egrets with 2 great white egrets mixed in, 10 ringed plovers, 2 curlew, moorhen, mallards, grey heron, 62 lapwing, 3 common sandpipers, shelduck, magpies and 2 swallows. Hide two: 215 black-tailed godwits, goldfinches, cettis, 46 shelduck, woodpigeons, 1 stock dove, herring gulls, 6 dunlin, lesser black-backed gulls, barn owl (05.45hrs), great tits, reed warbler, pied wagtails, reed buntings, 9 sand martins, starlings, 3 swifts, 3 knot, black headed gulls (including the first juveniles of the year) and peregrine. Snipe platform – 1 little grebe, 11 mute swans and 3 cormorants.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 4th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Great White Egret

5-Great White Egrets,36+Little Egrets,5-Little Ringed Plovers.Also showing well from the third hide,1-Spotted Redshank in breeding plumage.10h30-12h30

Ed Stevens


Mon 3rd Jul 2023

Main sighting: Manx shearwater

100 to 200 Manx shearwater on estuary seen from sudbrook.

Peter Hopkins


Sun 2nd Jul 2023

Main sighting: Common Redstart

Juvenile Redstart sighted around garden pond. May have been after insects or looking for somewhere to perch to take a drink.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 29th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance today at Goldcliff Lagoons between 11.30am and 1pm when we carry out routine monitoring of water levels and salinities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Chris Hatch

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 27th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Great White Egrets

5 Great White Egrets seen from Snipe platform. Also 34 Little Egrets, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, 40+ Redshank, 50+ Lapwing, 8 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Mon 26th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Nightjar

Nightjars churring faintly in the distance from direction of Beacon Hill at 22.30.

Elvet John Lewis

Prince of Wales bridge.

Sun 25th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Mediterranean Gull

While driving over the bridge to visit my family home, an adult Mediterranean Gull flew WSW in front of the car over the bridge at 9.06am . I originally posted this on the South Glocs. Whatsapp group, but on reflection it was probably on the Welsh side of the bridge !

Mr Graham Agg

The Narth

Sun 25th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite circling overhead around mid-day, also on 24th June being mobbed by crow.

John Lawton

Goldcliff Pools

Sun 25th Jun 2023

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

A Spotted a Redshank in summer plumage originally seen in front of the first hide but relocated directly in front of the second giving excellent views. Also in addition to Neville’s previous list a Green Sandpiper on the mud behind the island on Monks and a Greenshank at the bottom of the island in Bec’s.

Mark Whitaker


Fri 23rd Jun 2023

Main sighting: Lesser Whitethroat

Just heard a male rattling close to my house near the centre of the village. Spotted Flycatchers around again this year but not apparently breeding in castle grounds though one successful nest in a garden nearby. Another nest abandoned due to disturbance from workmen. None nesting along lane to Hoaldalbert unlike last two years. Birds return to the area but not particularly faithful to former nest sites.

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