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Roo Perkins

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Thu 26th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Smew

Male Smew back viewable distantly from dam. Also 5 Goosander, 15 Mandarin and Kingfisher.

Chris West and digger


Wed 25th Dec 2019

Main sighting: merlin

F merlin, redwing 50, fieldfare, gsw and green woodpecker, 10 lt tits, pair goosander, cormorant, goldcrest.

Steve Dungey

Boating Lake, Llanyravon, Cwmbran

Wed 25th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Single bird (female or non-breeding male plumage) near small island in middle of lake.

Daniel Web/ Andrew Strong

Goldcliff Lagoons

Tue 24th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis

Glossy ibis still present, otherwise quiet with adult male peregrine, c160 teal, c60 gadwall, c60 mallard, 8 tufted duck, 2 feral barnacles, cr Canada goose and 3 redshank

Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Mon 23rd Dec 2019

Main sighting: Woodcock

1645 – one Woodcock up over the house from the Clydach Gorge at very last light – the first this winter

Simon James Bedford

Llangybi Bottom (flooded)

Sat 21st Dec 2019

Main sighting: Swans

2 whooper and 59 mute Swan accompanying 4 shelduck !! 34 mallard and 6 snipe on the flooded water meadows below the village .

Nicholas Beswick

Brynmawr ponds

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Goosander

Dunlop Semtex: 14 Goosander (6 male), Kingfisher, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron
Machine Pond: 53 Canada Geese, Reed Bunting
Horsetail Pond: 9 Wigeon

Graham Thomas Thorne

River Ebbw Risca by Fire Station

Tue 17th Dec 2019

Main sighting: dipper

Dipper flying up river,Pair mallard on bank .Male and 2 Female Goosander appeared in the rough waters and observed swimming around and diving into the river for fish .

Graham Thomas Thorne

blackvein forest crosskeys

Mon 16th Dec 2019

Main sighting: tawny owls

tawny owls heard calling in the blackvein forest 8.30 pm

bob gwillim


Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red Kites

2 Red Kites flying above the A4042 near the river bridge

Mark Waldron

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Great Northern Diver

Juv feeding seen from the dam wall.

Iain Crawford

Monmouth, Peregrine path

Sun 15th Dec 2019

Main sighting: Red kite

Red kite, 2 bullfinches

Next event

9:00 am Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park. Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members[...]