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.

Sightings

Mark Davies

Llanellen

Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Linnet

Flock of 50+ Linnet seen from the canal just past Llanellen

Graham Thomas Thorne

heronry risca

Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: herons

5.15 pm 2 noisy herons flying around and into heronry area,seen from fire station car park

Robert Francis Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Greylag geese

Greylag goose (40); Canada Goose (150+); Widgeon (120+) Teal ; Shoveler; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Redshank; B.H.Gull; Dabchick; Coot; Mallard; Mute Swan; Heron; Buzzard; Gt Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker (calling); Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Long Tailed Tits; Jackdaws: (and a Fox).

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen Locks

Fri 22nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Water Rail

Water rail dashed out through reeds giving a clear view. Mallards, moorhens and pair of mute swans (the regulars). Many tits, robins and thrushes in hedgerows.

Kirsteen Atkinson

River Monnow at Rockfield

Fri 22nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Goosander male

Male Goosander on River Monnow at Rockfield. Bridge Cottage

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Goosander

as itstopped raining went up river ebbw.12noon several blk hd gulls .approx 20+jackdaws feeding along the riverbank also 2 crows observed on edge of swollen river standing on a rock and bathing/preening in the water they could have been swept away’F/m goosander observered from road bridge flying upstream

Graham Thomas Thorne

Ynysfro Reservoir

Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: mute swans

11.30am top pool water being drained into bottompool.
4 mute swan.1 pochard .10 mallard .10 tufted app rox 50 coot.2 little grebe.mistle thrush heard .also blackbirds robins and magpies in adjacent fields/Bottom pool
aprox 20 tufted.several coot.20-30 black hd gulls and by the size 2 GBB gulls few herr gulls

Verity Picken

Llangybi

Thu 21st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Shelduck

The flooded fields held 2 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler and 14 Wigeon as well as numerous Mallard this morning. Low numbers of Mute Swan and Canada Goose.

tony & jan jenkins

St Arvans

Wed 20th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Birds of prey

A break in the weather 1130 – 1300hrs saw a kestrel hunting for worms over a saturated field, a pair of buzzards soaring and a pair of sparrowhawks being mobbed by rooks

John Bennett

Usk

Sat 16th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher and 6 Goosander on rive r and a Song Thrush singing near garden

Simon James Bedford

Gwent uplands

Sat 16th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Various

high ground above blaenafon this evening rendered a single merlin , barn owl a single short eared owl hunting the heather .Red kite literally feet above my head and a scattered flock of at least 28 golden plover flying north over Coity..2 peregrine stonechat and a flock of 60 plus fieldfare acompanied by at least 12 blackbirds .highlight for me 3 snipe in ruts left by off road bikers ..

Chris Stone

Sudbrook

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Whooper/Bewicks swan

Seen on the Severn between the bridges swimming but back on and which eventually went to sleep on a sand bank, difficult to be definite, but on size probably Bewicks. Eventually got washed off with incoming tide, but too dark to see then.

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7:30 pm Saving Britain’s Curlews – Mary ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
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Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
In 2016 Mary waled 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why the numbers of this iconic bird have plummeted. What followed was a nationwide movement to save the Eurasian Curlew. A zoom video presentation. Details will be sent to those members for whom we have e-mail addresses some 7-10 days before[...]