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

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Thu 27th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

Single Woodcock flew across the field by the house at dusk.

Kev Stait

Black Rock

Tue 25th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

SEO at Black Rock this morning

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Lapwings

Very blustery and muddy at Goldcliff Lagoons. Flossy the Glossy Ibis was hunkered down between Becs and Priors. 8 x Lapwings on Monks which was good to see. Otherwise no Waders anywhere not even on the foreshore – however person seen walking dog as tide went out along the edge of the water on the mud ! Large numbers of ducks – Shovelers, Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Shelduck. Black-necked Grebe no where to be seen. Stonechats near Seawall Hide. Skylarks singing. Kestrel at Monks. Peregrine on Becs. Flock of redwing in the fields at rear of Snipe Platform. Buzzard and Green Woodpecker at entrance where cars parked.

Dave Gibson

Caerleon

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Main sighting: Red kite

Circled and landed in muddy field just opposite the turning up to llanhenock Cheshire homes.

Verity Picken

South of Usk

Thu 20th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Snipe

Ten Snipe, 15 Teal, 9 Skylarks (several singing) and 100+ thrushes (mostly Redwing) on still partially flooded fields this afternoon.

Andrew Pritchard

M4 Langstone

Mon 17th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl crossing M4 at 19.50 tonight near Underwood overbridge

GOS

Gwent

Fri 14th Feb 2020

Main sighting: YOUR 2019 RECORDS WANTED

It’s that time of year again! Please send your 2019 records to the county recorder ASAP. See the Home page for how to do this.

GOS

SLIMBRIDGE

Thu 13th Feb 2020

Main sighting: SLIMBRIDGE TRIP POSTPONED

In view of the extremely bad weather Storm Dennis will bring this weekend we have decided to postpone the Slimbridge trip by one week. See the Home page for further details.

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Oxbow the Bryn

Wed 12th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Redwing

Single redwing,3 little egrets,red kite,song thrush,blue tits,great tit,2 pairs mallard,pair goosander, 6 male blackbirds.

Iain Crawford

Osbaston, Brooksholm area

Tue 11th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Female sparrowhawk

F sparrowhawk, 3 buzzards, 40 goldfinches, a jay, 30 lbb gulls and 40 blackheaded gulls

GOS

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Sun 9th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Planning application

The deadline for submitting objections to the Llandegfedd Reservoir planning application is this Tuesday – 11th February. See the Home page for more information and what you can do to help protect this important site.

Neville Davies / B;air Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 8th Feb 2020

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Incredibly muddy and hard going underfoot and water levels still way too high. Highlights included male peregrine on 1st island eating a kill at dawn then returned with a second kill around 11am, buzzard 1, shelduck 48, mute swans 4, tufted duck 3 pairs, common pochard 5 males, goldeneye 4 females, 748 wigeon, 128 teal, black-necked grebe still present, lt grebe 1, glossy made a brief appearance in the gaps in the reeds, stonechat pair, lt egret 1, grey heron 1, black-tailed godwit 5 with a single redshank behind (water levels still too high for waders – its not all about the ducks you know), cormorant 2 and 3 pairs of skylarks (chasing each other and 2 singing).

Next event

Sep
26
Sat
2020
7:30 pm CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED, Sorry – A Peregrine O... @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED, Sorry - A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Due to current social distancing requirements we are unable to hold indoor meetings. Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.Share this:TwitterFacebook