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tony & jan jenkins

River Usk

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Yellow wagtail

Afternoon walk towards the Bryn, goosander with 9 young, 8 little egrets on the oxbow, several pairs of stock doves, single yellow wagtail, grey heron, buzzard with very pale underwings, 3 little ringed plover, a pair of oystercatchers, and GSW nest site with young calling

tony & jan jenkins

Goldcliff scrapes

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Hobby

0930 – 1200hrs – Hobby sighted at Whitsun and also over marsh hide also female cuckoo heading towards Goldcliff point, excellent views of the juvenile marsh harrier from marsh hide, GW egret, ruff, small passage of swifts & martens over the seawall, redshank, avocets and before leaving a pair of greenshank flew in.

Ruth Brown

near Abergavenny

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Hobby


Andy Smith


Sun 28th May 2023

Main sighting: Merlin

7:30 this evening Female Merlin hunting unsuccessfully along the Tumble chasing linnets.

tony jenkins


Sat 27th May 2023

Main sighting: red kite

At 1800 hrs red kite flying high over Chepstow heading east

Neil Farr

Brecon road, Abergavenny

Sat 27th May 2023

Main sighting: House martins & Swifts

On a house opposite the garage on Brecon road in Abergavenny there were between 10-20 house martins and 10 swifts in the sky.

tony & jan jenkins


Sat 27th May 2023

Main sighting: red kite

a single red kite spotted heading east over Chepstow at 1800 hrs.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Fri 26th May 2023

Main sighting: Swifts

Party of three Swifts screaming over the Narth.

Bob Potter

South of Devauden

Wed 24th May 2023

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler singing, near dusk; Blackcap; Willow Warblers; Wren; Chiffchaff; Song Thrush; Siskins; Woodcock; Nightjars; Blackbird; Robin.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 22nd May 2023

Main sighting: Little Stint

Dawn visit – en-route to hides: robin, crows, wren, 2 chiffchaffs, pheasants, magpies, mallards, buzzard (light individual), blackcap, whitethroat, woodpigeons, lesser whitethroat, blackbirds and dunnock. Hide one – 11 little egrets including two fully fledged juveniles, greylags and Canada geese, avocet, 4 lapwing, 1 shelduck, 6 redshanks, 2 oystercatchers, coot, cettis, 2 gadwall, 1 shoveler, 2 cormorants and reed buntings. Hide two – 2 herons, reed warbler, long tailed tits, and lesser black-backed gulls. Snipe platform – 16 mute swans, 2 pairs little grebes, 2 pairs tufteds with 2 other males also present, meadow pipit, cuckoo calling and showing well, goldfinches and linnets. Seawall – single curlew and starlings. Hide three – male pintail still present, 15 more gadwall, single dunlin, 1 stock dove and 22 black-tailed godwits. Back at hide one – 7 ringed plovers with 9 dunlin, 1 little stint mixed in and jackdaws.


River castle meadows abergavenny

Sun 21st May 2023

Main sighting: Little egret

Little egret feeding in the shallow water.

Allan Dowson

Sluice Farm

Sun 21st May 2023

Main sighting: Wood Pigeon

At least 64-Wood Pigeons were on the salt marsh before flying inland.I thought this an unusual sighting for the time of year.Also,a good number of Swallows. 14h30-15h30

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