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.


tony & jan jenkins

St Arvans & Chepstow Park Wood

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: redwings

Flock of @50 redwings in field just west of village, coal tits still outnumbering great and blue on the feeders, silver/grey buzzard watching mole-hill activity, pair of dabchicks on nearby pond, tawny owl now calling every afternoon @ 1630 hrs, also muntjac spotted yesterday.
Note to members, NRW have now barriered off main car parks in the area, horse bolted & stable door spring to mind !!!!!!!!!

Graham Rogers

Garden, Coed-y-Paen

Fri 15th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Redpoll

Up to 4 redpolls feeding on nyger along with the usual finches and tits

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Wed 13th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier flying high over Clydach Gorge towards Gilwern Hill. Count of 24 species including the first Siskin for some weeks and a Treecreeper.

Tadhg Burrell

Gwent Garden

Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk diving and chasing a large group of Jackdoors unsuccessful on catching one

Barry Embling


Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Willow Tit

One adult south of Five Paths.

Mark Davies


Sun 10th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Cracking views of Sparrowhawk perched on roof opposite house

Matthew Tennant

Reservoir near Tredegar Park Golf Club

Thu 7th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Scaup

About eight Scaup diving, along with fifteen or so Tufted Duck. Also two Little Grebe.

Simon James Bedford


Wed 6th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Merlin

Managed to get around a lot of areas today with my job .Merlin low in the mist Waunafon .Red Kite at the Coal slip below the British …3 red Grouse at Pantygasseg .24 Redpoll in the alders nr Blaenafon Iron Works 8little Egret amongst the 200gulls at Penperlleni flood meadows..Notably a male Petegrine on “The Tower ” in Cwmbran ..Everytime I park in Sainsburys car park I take a look as it has become a favoured wintering spot for random birds .

Iain Crawford

Bigsweir Lodge

Tue 5th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Redwings

30 redwings roosting in avenue of oak trees

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 3rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

4-Stonechats,1f-Black Redstart together close to the sea wall hide.Also 3-Buzzards near to middle hide,all calling.They briefly landed in nearby trees before flying off.Two of them had a lot of white in their tails.I managed to get three photos,will send them to the recorder.10h302-12h15

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 3rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Red Grouse

At the east end of the mountain, a flock of nine grouse flew from Brecon into Gwent. Flock of eight Reed Buntings near Hafod Road

Mark Entwistle

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 2nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Pair of glossy ibis

Pair of glossy ibis, following a single bird sighted a year ago.

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