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Paul Gregg


Fri 30th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Hobby

first visit to Newport wetlands and goldcliff
hobby, L. White Fronted Goose and another non-greylag I assume was bean goose from earlier posts. 20+ Whimbrel along rocks at high tide. Cuckoo, marsh harrier, warblers – cettis, reed, sedge, whitethroat, blackcap. Bittern booming. Great day out.

Verity Picken


Thu 29th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Canada Goose

Very odd sight of 2 Canada Geese perched on the roof of a lone cottage – clearly believing themselves to be White Storks. Initially motionless and facing each other so looking like roof decorations!

Chris Forster Brown

Monmouth (Waitrose)

Wed 28th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Swift

After only seeing ones and twos of sand martin over the Monnow this year so far, a really big gathering of hirundines this evening. Tens of swallows, sand martin, house martin and at least 20 swift. Two big tangled masses of birds, with approx, ten swifts mixed in with each.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 28th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Curlew Sandpiper

Our visit with Alan Rosney. A nice selection of waders at the lagoons today including: Curlew Sandpiper 2 one transitional WP-BP and another in pristine winter plumage Ruff 2 Little Stint 1 Snipe 1 Greenshank 1 Ringed plover 12 Whimbrel 8 Sanderling 3. Also Swift 1 House Martin 10 Swallow 30Sand Martin 4 Lesser Whitethroat Whitethroat Reed Warbler Cetti’s Warbler Wheatear 1 and Linnet 2. Nice to meet up with some regular birding visitors too.

Neville Davies


Wed 28th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Common Swift

Single swift flying over. My second in a week now so hopefully some more are pushing through?

Mark Davies

The Blorenge

Tue 27th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Whimbrel

A Whimbrel near Keepers Pond this morning

Iain Crawford

Usk Valley walk, Bryn area

Tue 27th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Oystercatcher

2 oystercatcher, 2 common sandpiper, 11 goosander 6 m 5f, 200 sand Martins, green woodpecker, 2 collared doves, 2 goldfinch, 2 grey herons, 2 little egrets, a yellow wagtail

David Hathaway

Crumblands wood

Tue 27th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling in woods,lots of song thrushes singing and GS woodpecker’s drumming

Christopher Reading


Mon 26th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Redwing

A solitary Redwing rooting in the mud in a shallow part of the canal at Rogerstone.

Allan Dowson

St Davids Vale

Mon 26th Apr 2021

Main sighting: redstart

Had a good day at this beautiful location,despite a cold wind.Pied Flycatcher male,Tree Pipit heard and seen,3-Redstarts 2m 1f,Cuckoo calling from across the valley,a Wood Warbler heard trilling but i couldn’t locate it,Garden Warbler and Willow Warblers heard singing.Several Nuthatches and good numbers of Blue and Great Tits.

Ed Stevens

Caldicot pill

Mon 26th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo seen perched on driftwood far eastern end of caldicot pill.

Graham Agg

Trellech Common Woods

Mon 26th Apr 2021

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Woodwarbler singing near Maryland car park – the first I’ve heard this year.