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Brian Thomas


Tue 6th Dec 2022

Main sighting: Swallow

This am: Swallow X 3 from sea wall also black redstart.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 3rd Dec 2022

Main sighting: Dartford Warbler

Mid-morning visit – Collard dove, chaffinch, redwings, woodpigeons, buzzard (light-phase bird), pheasant, crows, moorhens, starlings, goldfinches, fieldfares, mute swan, goldcrest, song thrush, dunnock, great tit. Hide 1 – good count of 350 lapwings, 66 wigeon, 6 shelduck, wren, 3 snipe, 6 black-tailed godwits, 14 redshanks (spotted redshank mixed in), female kestrel, 25 teal, 10 shoveler, Canada geese. Hide 2 – herring gulls, black headed gulls, ravens, cormorant, 14 greylag geese, 1 little egret. Seawall – 11 curlew only, oystercatchers and a small flock of dunlin. Hide 3 – the Dartford warbler had been seen earlier from the Marsh platform, no luck for me there, but I located it opposite hide 3 where it was frequenting the reeds and vegetation with a pair of stonechats, female reed bunting, cettis warbler and a robin. Meadow pipits and 3 gadwall also seen.

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Wed 30th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

A lovely male Brambling with the Chaffinches this morning. Except for last winter, only a very occasional visitor.

David Adams


Sat 26th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Tufted Duck

There was a young male Tufted Duck diving just below the Monnow Bridge in Monmouth today at 11.00, amongst the usual Mallards

Keith Roylance

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sat 26th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Redwing

The GOS walk at Llandegfedd Reservoir this am led by Gavin Vella identified the following species: Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Tree Creeper, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Meadow Pipit, Raven, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black-back, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Cormorant, Goosander, Mallard, Wigeon,
Teal, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Pied wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Siskin, Goldfinch,
Bullfinch, Grey Heron.

Neville Davies

Boat Lane and sea wall

Sat 26th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Waders

Woodpigeons, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, wrens, 2 herons, 15 widgeon on the pool, long tailed tits, starlings and chaffinches. Sea wall / saltings – another 156 widgeon, Canada geese, song thrush, mallards, fem sparrowhawk perched up, skylarks, meadow pipits, kestrel, 31 curlew, 12 redshank, 10 knot, 15 grey plovers, 300+ dunlin, buzzard, cormorant, shoveler, teal, adult gt black-backed gull, herring gulls, fem marsh harrier and a robin.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 26th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Raptors

Very quiet despite a very high tide, lagoons too full for waders. Chaffinches, crows, moorhens, magpie. Hide 1 – widgeon 22, curlew 11, redshanks 9, fieldfares, black-tailed godwits 9, fem marsh harrier, cettis, single shelduck, mallards, wren, good count of 264 lapwing (several separate groups merging), teal 2, starlings and redwings. Hide 2 – 9 knot, 5 snipe, male peregrine passing through, Canada geese, pied wagtails, meadow pipits, 5 skylarks, male kestrel and distant dunlin flying.

Neil Farr

Gaer ( SSSI ), Black Mountains

Fri 25th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Marsh Tit

An afternoon walk along the track on the right side of the Gaer. Jay, 2 wrens, a marsh tit on a branch of a beech tree, blue tit on a conifer tree, 3-4 chaffinches on the ground eating beech masts, 2 buzzards, 2 robins, blackbird, meadow pipit, 2 ravens and a red kite flying north towards the mountains.

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook

Fri 25th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Common Gull

Common Gull (4); among many Black Headed Gulls; Widgeon; Teal; Gadwall; Shoveler; Mute Swan; Heron; Dabchick; Mallard; Buzzard (2); Redwing; Mistle Thrush.

Dafydd Hunt


Thu 24th Nov 2022

Main sighting: RED KITE

RED KITE Flying low over fields next to Caerleon Road between Llanfrechfa and Ponthir.

Trevor Russell

Pine tree at home, Monmouth

Sun 20th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Goldcrest


tony & jan jenkins


Sat 19th Nov 2022

Main sighting: Juvenile osprey

At @ 1215 hrs a bird of prey flew over the Monnow bridge car park, strong level flight 4 or 5 wingbeats and short glide, around 30 metres height heading up the Monnow river, the bird flew from the river Wye. Good views in the bright sun and given the long wing shape and buff white underside, we confirmed a very late juvenile osprey, also seen by Dave Cooksey.

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