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Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 31st May 2023

Main sighting: Garganey

A male and female Garganey on Monk’s lagoon this evening. The northerly winds seem to be holding up 220 Black-tailed Godwit’s migration.

Julie Baker

Heading East from Cardiff towards Newport

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: 2 Red Kites

2 Red Kites spotted over Rumney heading East towards Newport. I regularly see kites as I frequently vidit Ceredigion. My husband saw them and confirmed they were not buzzards

tony & jan jenkins

off seawall at Priors hide

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: Sanderling

Flock of 25 sanderling offshore heading west @ 1700hrs

tony & jan jenkins

Goldcliff lagoons

Tue 30th May 2023

Main sighting: Black tern

Firstly many thanks to the lady who made us aware of the tern which was spotted on the island opposite Priors, we arrived @ 1600hrs and the summer plumage tern was flying around the island and swooping down over the water, did not appear to catch anything, we left at 1700hrs.

Chris Le Clare

Beacon Hill

Mon 29th May 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Two distinct males singing at different parts of the trail around heath. Both birds may already have been accounted for? Other sightings include – starting with most abundant – chiffchaff, willow warbler, goldcrest, linnet, song thrush, great-spotted woodpecker, bullfinch, blackcap, crossbill, garden warbler, treecreeper, jay, buzzard and red kite.

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.

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