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.


Verity Picken


Wed 30th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Curlews

We’ve now had reports of Curlews back on breeding territories at 7 sites in Gwent – this is excellent but we want more! Please send all your sightings (or heards) to and don’t forget to mention any display. Detail required can be found on the GOS Home page – just scroll down to find it.
If anyone is able to spend a little more time monitoring a specific pair please email the same address – we need to know what stages the Curlews have reached. Help on monitoring will be given.

Mike Wheeler

Cycle Path, Blaenavon to Cwmavon

Tue 29th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

6 Brambling below the Varteg Road Cemetary. This site has consistently produced 6 to12 on each of 6 or 7 visits. Also seen were several Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 G. S. Woodpeckers, Jay, Bullfinch and Mistle Thrush.
On Saturday 26th, on a Grouse monitoring walk with Nicholas B. up the Blorenge, 3 or 4 Red Grouse seen and a fourth heard.

Malcolm Drysdale


Tue 29th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Red kite

Kite circling over town centre. Flew off North.

Bob Potter

Five Lanes, nr Caldicot/Caerwent

Sun 27th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Fieldfare

Fieldfare, flock of 60+ feeding in grass field. One pair of Bullfinch in lane nearby, as well as Greenfinch singing.

Mark Davies

River Usk Abergavenny

Sun 27th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Sand Martin

3 Sand Martin upstream from Llanfoist bridge this morning plus a flyover Green Woodpecker

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Peterstone Gout

Sat 26th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Merlin

Merlin 1 female Pintail 50 Wigeon 50 Shoveler 40 Redshank 135 at hightide.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sat 26th Mar 2022

Main sighting: black tailed godwit

11-Avocets,a minimum of 475-Black Tailed Godwits from sea wall hide.To count them i had to take a series of photos there were so many.10h45-12h45

Graham Agg

The Narth

Fri 25th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Blackcap

Three Blackcaps singing loudly off The Narth to Pen y Fan Green road and below Pan y Fan Green.

Chris and Theresa Stone


Fri 25th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

there is something to be said for gardening after all then, approx mid day, headed off N/W

B Thomas


Fri 25th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Ruff

Ruff from 1st platform, Spotted Redshank

Chris Dyson

Sluice Farm, Peterstone

Thu 24th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Ring-necked Parakeet

One ring-necked parakeet in-off the Bristol Channel chased by a peregrine. Also at least 2 water pipits on saltmarsh.


The Tumble, Blorange, Abergavenny

Wed 23rd Mar 2022

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatears have arrived, 5 males 2 females, plus 5 male Stonechat 1 female, several Skylarks singing overhead, 1 Kestrel, numerous Meadow Pipits and Green Woodpecker calling.

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