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.


Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 2nd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Avocet

Birds of note this afternoon;5-Avocets,3-Knot.15h00-15h35

Robert Price

Pen y fan pond

Thu 2nd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Hobby hunting over Pen y fan pond, observation time 20 minutes, swooping after sand and house martins

John Lawton

Goldcliff Monk's Lagoon

Thu 2nd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank summer plumage

In the channel between the island and hide one, a Spotted Redshank in beautiful summer plumage and a Common Redshank. Also on the bank of the island a Little Egret, two Coots, a Common Sandpiper and 2 pairs of Little Ringed Plovers. At the back of the lagoon opposite hide two c.20 Black-Tailed Godwit and c.40 Black-Headed Gulls.. Channel behind island a c.8 Dunlin, c.6 Ringed and c.4 Little Ringed Plovers. Female Marsh Harrier over.

Mark Whitaker


Thu 2nd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Quail

My wife heard the bird calling twice at around 10.40 pm from same location, so apparently holding territory – a neighbour also heard it recently but didn’t know what it was.

Chris Stone


Thu 2nd Jul 2020

Main sighting: Med gull Ad

As well as the sum plum Med gull there was an what I believe to be a Porpoise swimming out with the tide (am), the tide is coming back in this afternoon so might be worth looking out for.

Iain Crawford

Penallt and Wye valley walk

Wed 1st Jul 2020

Main sighting: Grey wagtail

Correction, grey wagtail not a yellow one.

Iain Crawford

Penallt and Wye valley walk

Wed 1st Jul 2020

Main sighting: Ravens

4 ravens, 2 buzzards, 12 House martins, 8 swallows, 5 swifts, heron, stock dove, green woodpecker, cormorant, yellow wagtail.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 1st Jul 2020

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

1-Spotted Redshank (photographed) from 1st. platform,in full bp.Also 10-Avocets four of which were juveniles,1-Common Sandpiper,and several Small Copper butterflies.11h00-13h15.

Neville Davies

Cefn Hengoed

Tue 30th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Juveniles

May and June has seen a lot of activity in the garden including – great spotted woodpecker 1 juv, robin 2 juvs, dunnock 1 juv, woodpigeon 1 juv, nuthatch 2 juvs, treecreeper 1 juv, goldfinch 6 juvs (2 pairs adults bred), greenfinch 8 juvs (2 pairs), house sparrow 9 juvs (3 pairs), blackbird 2 fem juvs, coal tit 3 juvs, blue tits 9 juvs (possibly 2 pairs), great tits 4 juvs, starlings a flock of 21 adults and juvs around the fat balls. In the adjacent field regular sightings of a family group of mistle thrushes and crows with 5 ravens over yesterday (possibly a family group).

Ray Duggan


Mon 29th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Greenfinch

single greenfinch in garden

Andrew & Janet Cormack

St.Mary's Vale

Mon 29th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wood warbler, Yellowhammer

42 species from home to St.Mary’s Vale and back via the Usk. Expected to be too late for Wood Warbler song, but there was still one singing away. Also yellowhammer up in the bracken

Chris and Julie West and Digger.

Tram track Blorenge

Sat 27th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo,meadow pipit