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.


Ed Stevens

Portskewett woods

Fri 10th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Firecrest

Mid afternoon really good views of firecrest in portskewett woods

Christopher Reading


Tue 7th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Siskin

Siskin on my sunflower feeder this morning. Also, greenfinches making a comeback.

tony jenkins


Sat 4th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Barn owl

Barn owl flew off into woodland from Devauden roadside at 0700 hrs

Neville Davies


Sat 4th Mar 2023

Main sighting: Curlew

Single curlew up high calling and heading towards the direction of the Brecon Beacons (record submitted to the curlew group).

David Lee

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Spoonbill

Mid afternoon, rising tide. On the lagoons: 12 greylag goose, 128 Canada goose, 89 wigeon, 20 gadwall, 79 teal, five mallard, one pintail, 20 shoveler, 86 shelduck, one cormorant, two grey heron, one spoonbill, one moorhen, three coot, 58 lapwing, 12 redshank, one ringed plover, one marsh harrier, one kestrel. On the foreshore, from the seawall: two curlew, 43 avocet, five oystercatcher, three shelduck, 10 redshank, 12 black-tailed godwit, five wigeon, five black-headed gull. Surroundings: stonechat, fieldfare.

David Lee

Magor Marsh

Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

In no particular order: Buzzard, sparrowhawk, cormorant, mute swan, herring gull, little egret, grey heron (11), moorhen, coot, mallard, teal, gadwall, little grebe, pheasant, jackdaw, carrion crow, woodpigeon, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, blue tit, long tailed tit, blackbird, dunnock, wren, robin, cetti’s warbler, chaffinch, goldfinch.

Neville Davies


Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Woodcock

Pair of woodcock flushed at the edge of an alder copse, also of note, red kites, buzzard, male sparrowhawk, goldcrest, 9 redwings, 1 fieldfare, pair of green woodpeckers, 1 heron, 1 stock dove, treecreeper and stonechat.

Verity Picken

Goytre Village Hall

Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Northern Owls

Don’t forget tomorrow evening’s talk on northern owls – see the Home page for details.

Allan Dowson


Thu 2nd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

1-Spotted Redshank showing well along the far side of first island,25-Avocets on the shore,2-Marsh Harriers.Good numbers of Wigeon and Shoveler on the lagoons.10h30-12h45.

Tadhg Burrell

Avon Lwyd, Llanyravon

Thu 2nd Mar 2023

Main sighting: Kingfisher and dipper

1 Dipper still present, 1 kingfisher flew downstream, 1 siskin, 1 grey wagtail, 2 mallards.

Steve and Julie Dungey

Llanyrafon boating lake, Cwmbran

Tue 28th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Goosander

2 Goosander seen – a female and immature male. Also a Little Grebe and a singing Mistle Thrush.

Verity Picken


Sat 25th Feb 2023

Main sighting: Curlews needed!

The first Curlews are back in inland Gwent and more are bound to follow! Please send all records (seen or heard) to the dedicated email address , giving the date, location (a grid ref is a huge help), number, habitat and whether any sheep or cattle are nearby. We need to know where they’re breeding if we’re to stop the steep decline in their numbers.

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