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Lin healey

East Caldicot and Caerwent area

Sun 24th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Circling alone, overhead very casually,.

Lee Parsons


Sat 23rd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Sand Martin

Single Sand Martin at territory.

Nicholas Beswick


Sat 23rd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler singing on the old railway line (cycle path) between Blaenavon and Cwmavon. Also Redstart, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and eight Willow Warblers.

Alan Salter

Goldcliff village

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Hen Harrier (male)

Whilst driving to Goldcliff lagoons myself and 2 friends observed a male hen harrier slowly heading north across the road just before the Farmers Arms at 9.30am.

On the lagoons we also recorded 2 oystercatchers, a curlew, a few avocet over the sea wall, a little egret, 3 house martins, a sedge warbler, a raven and a male sparrowhawk plus many of the records of Neville Davies and the 2 knot by Allan Dowson.

Steven Millard

Victoria, Ebbw Vale

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Ring necked parakeet

On peanut feeder in the garden in the Garden Festival site.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Arctic tern

6 singing chiffchaffs, 1 blackcap, 1 cettis, 1 lesser whitethroat behind lapwing platform singing, 1 reed warbler and 1 common whitethroat. Hide 1 – 2 lt egrets, 49 shelduck, 3 pairs lapwing, 11 ringed plovers, 37 dunlin and a bar-tailed godwit which dropped in briefly. 2 swallows en-route to redshank platform and 72 sand martins in total, in small groups throughout mid-morning to early afternoon, 1 balck-tailed godwit, skylark, male kestrel, linnets, 9 redshank, 3 gadwall, 5 shoveler, 15 teal, 2 herons and drumming gt spotted woodpecker. Snipe platform – 2 pairs tufteds and 11 black headed gulls overhead. Hide 3 – 8 more gadwall and 16 more shelduck, cormorant, reed bunting and green woodpecker. An hour sea watching sat down the other side of the sea wall produced only 1 arctic tern (good numbers reported earlier today from the Severn side).

Allan Dowson


Fri 22nd Apr 2022

Main sighting: Little Ringed Plover

3-LRP’s from the first hide,2-Knot on first island and a singing Lesser Whitethroat in the bushes at the first hide.

Chris Dyson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 21st Apr 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbill

One immature spoonbill on the mud this afternoon plus 3 whimbrel. 2 lesser whitethroat singing

Christopher and Julie West

Tram track Blorenge

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Pair of Bullfinch, linnet.

Graham Agg

The Narth

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

Red Kite overhead around 13.00.

Bob Potter

ST4585 off sea wall below Rogiet Moor

Tue 19th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser (f) (close to shore near high tide line).
Wheatear; 2 Swallows; Snipe (flew out from Reen); 2 Curlew (flying West); 95 Shelduck; Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Skylarks singing.

Lea white


Mon 18th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Crossbill

Female crossbill showed for roughly a minute atop a large conifer in neighbouring garden .others were heard not seen . A first for myself ..

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