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iain crawford

Monmouth, Wye and Monnow

Sat 25th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, heron, cormorant, goosander, tufted duck, 5 ltt, 2 song thrush, 90 common gulls, 65 mallard, 17 black headed gulls, 3 moorhen, 60 rooks, 30 jackdaws

Lorraine North

Labrador Bay, Teignmouth

Fri 24th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Lots of Cirl Buntings

On holiday while sites these – fab

Graham Agg

Pen y Fan (Trellech)

Mon 20th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Mandarin duck

Male Mandarin among three Mallard on pond near Pen y Fan green.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 18th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Grey wagtail

Drizzle coming in through hide window, overcast and wet. En-route to hide 1 – 46 herring gulls in the field, long tailed tits and a goldcrest by the stone bridge with a grey wagtail feeding in the reen, wrens, blue tits, crows, magpies, robin, 1 lt egret, starlings, woodpigeons and a greenfinch. Hide 1 visited only – female marsh harrier, 43 wigeon, 37 shelduck, 147 lapwing, 7 common redshanks, 56 teal, Canada geese, mallards, and a better number of shoveler at 43.

John Evans


Fri 17th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Green Sandpiper

Green Sand in the reen at the back of the reserve late morning but flew onto the main pools. At least three Chiffchaffs around, one singing briefly, Cetti’s calling, Skylark calling but no sign of the Dartford Warbler in strong gusts.

Adrian Edwards

Peterstone gout & saltmarshes

Thu 16th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Spoonbill

Spoonbill first seen in the gout / lake, then later on the Peterstone saltmarshes; also buzzard, kestrel; good numbers of regular waders, duck and gulls.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 12th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Brent Goose

4 Brent Geese off Goldcliff Pill also Spotted Redshank 1 and good numbers of Lapwing Wigeon Shoveler Teal and Shelduck with Oystercatcher 32 Curlew 40 Chiffchaff 2.

Tadhg Burrell

Avon Lwyd Llanyravon

Sun 12th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Dipper

1 dipper flew upstream before settling on some large rocks on the stretch of river next to football fields. Also, 1 grey wagtail, long-tailed tits, goldfinches, 2 mallards.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff/Magor Marsh

Mon 6th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Avocet

At Goldcliff 22-Avocets on tide line,14+Grey Plovers,3-Chiffchaffs together.
At Magor Marsh 8-Grey Herons three of which were at nests.10h30-13h30

claire bland

canal near Goetre

Sun 5th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Male Goosander

solitary male Goosander, fishing & calling

Neil Farr

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport

Sun 5th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Female dartford warbler and male teal.

Early afternoon walk to hide 3 ( avocet hide ) and back gave similar species to what Neville Davies saw yesterday, I didn’t do a count so not as accurate as that. I didn’t see marsh harrier ( in the reeds, someone saw them earlier on ). At the redshank platform I observed good numbers of teal and lapwing ( dead swan on island needs taking away maybe avian flu ), also a female dartford warbler on a wooden post to the right chasing insects, I saw it again later in brambles from hide 2. From the seawall 4 curlews and towards hide 3 a kingfisher, 1 greylag goose and a merlin sat on a post.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 4th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Brent Goose / Dartford Warbler

En-route to hide 1 – green woodpecker, collard doves, woodpigeons, robin, moorhen, herring gulls, blue tots, blackbirds, long tailed tits, wren, magpies, crows, light-phase buzzard, mistle thrush, male pheasant, 2 fieldfares and 1 little egret. Hide 1 – 7 shelduck, another good count of 612 lapwing, 45 greylags, 23 wigeon, 63 teal, 45 redshanks with a spotted redshank mixed in, 1st-year male marsh and 2 adult females, 15 shoveler and Canada geese. Hide 2 – female Dartford warbler flitting amongst the three large bramble bushes with a pair of stonechats, 2 wrens, 1 cettis and 1 chiffchaff. Also from here 5 gadwall, mallards, curlew, pied wagtail, heron, cormorant, male sparrowhawk and a dark-bellied brent goose that landed and preened for about 10 minutes. En-route back to hide 1 – pair of goldcrests and 4 reed buntings along the hedge line.

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