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.


pete smith

High Beech Lane, Chepstow

Sat 22nd Jul 2023

Main sighting: Lesser Black Backed Gull [Ringed]

Adult LBB Gull with Red ring on lower left leg. Unable to read any numbers

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 21st Jul 2023

Main sighting: Spoonbills and juvenile Whinchats

Dawn – mid morning visit: Hide one – blackcap in full song, 1 chiffchaff, family group of whitethroats, blackbirds, crows, herring gulls, Canada geese, 32 greylags, mallards, 3 stock doves, family group of stonechats, sparrows along the fence line right of the hide had 3 juvenile whinchats mixed in and 2 juv yellow wagtails feeding amongst the cows. Hide two – 78 lapwing, 21 redshanks, 18 dunlin, spotted redshank, fem marsh harrier, pied wagtails, meadow pipits, 11 black-tailed godwits only, moorhens, black headed gulls (including juvs), 5 swallows, 5 ringed plovers, woodpigeons and green sandpiper. Snipe platform – 4 great white egrets, coot, 3 little grebes, female tufted with 7 young, 5 little egrets, reed warblers, 2 herons, linnets, water rail calling, 82 sand martins, 2nd family group of whitethroats. Hide three – pair of spoonbills dropped in 0615hrs, 16 teal, oystercatchers, reed buntings and 9 swans.

Verity Picken


Tue 18th Jul 2023

Main sighting: FLEDGED Curlew chick

Absolutely thrilled to find our first fledged Curlew chick this morning. Only one but every. single. one. matters.

Lorraine north

Because colliery and tips

Tue 18th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Green finch

Green woodpecker great spotted woodpecker s tonechat winners bullfinch

John Lawton

Goldcliff Pools

Mon 17th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Pectoral Sandpiper

A fine adult Pectoral Sandpiper which has been here since Saturday when it was seen for the first time close to the Spotted Redshank. Currently on the side of the island closes to the Curlew hide or the partially dismantled Redshank platform.

Mark Whitaker

River Wye, Whitebrook

Sun 16th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Mandarin Duck

17 birds – none in male breeding plumage and seemed to include well grown juveniles, all on the same stretch of river (though arguably a Gloucestershire record). Kingfisher heard up the river (from the Boat Inn), a number of Blackcaps still singing but only one Garden Warbler doing so. Pied Wagtail feeding juvenile and 2 Grey Wagtails on river bank plus 1 Bullfinch and 1 Marsh Tit near the pub. 2 lots of Mute Swan cygnets.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 13th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Curlew returns

Dawn – 0900 visit. Hide one – wren, crows, greylags, mallards, blackcap, skylarks, pheasant, moorhen and a pair of stonechats. Hide two – common whitethroat family group, 35 curlew (flew off over seawall at 0502), 5 oystercatchers, 11 shelduck, 33 redshanks, woodpigeons, Canada geese, herring gulls, ls black-backed gulls, 61 lapwing, 6 lt egrets, reed warbler, 4 gt white egrets, 309 black-tailed godwits, 19 sand martins, 18 dunlin, 1 swift, blackbirds, chiffchaff, gt tits, starling, 3 ringed plovers, juv pied wagtail and a spotted redshank. Snipe platform – coot, 3 lt grebes, sedge and reed warblers (1 each), linnets and goldfinches. Seawall – gt black-backed gull. Hide three – water rail calling, 7 teal, pair tufteds, 1 cormorant, 2 ravens, 2 lt ringed plovers, magpies, fem marsh harrier and yellow wagtail. Other: Many gatekeepers, meadow browns, 1 green-veined white, 1 peacock, large whites.

Chris Le Clare


Wed 12th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Goldcrest

Family recently fledged (nested in tall conifers) edge of town.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 12th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance today at Goldcliff Lagoons, between approx. 12.45pm and 2pm. when we carry out our monthly monitoring of salinities and water levels. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

tony & jan jenkins


Tue 11th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Little Egrets

A gathering of between 50 – 60 egrets sighted from the M48 as we returned from Goldcliff.

Mark Whitaker

Hoaldalbert near Grosmont

Mon 10th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Lapwing

Retrospective report. Pair seen and heard in maize crop for several weeks including display and injury feigning (reports from locals) so likely to have bred though no nest or juveniles seen. No calls heard today so breeding activity seems to have finished. This species not at all common in this part of the county.

iain crawford

Bryn Arw and Deri Ridge

Sun 9th Jul 2023

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Juvenile sparrowhawk, male redstart, 2 male stonechats, 3 skylarks, 5 meadow pipits, 3 ravens.

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