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.


Neville Davies

Redbrook Woods, Machen

Wed 23rd Mar 2022

Main sighting: Blackcap

Singing Blackcap and 3 singing Chiffchaffs.

Bob Potter


Tue 22nd Mar 2022

Main sighting: Greenfich

TEN Greenfinches on garden feeders containing Sunflower hearts; Black sunflower seeds; Mealworms and fat nuggets.
In Garden, two Jays, one collecting nesting material, then flew off towards Castle grounds.
Peacock Butterfly.

Malcolm Drysdale

Castle Meadows Abergavenny

Tue 22nd Mar 2022

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

Two chiffchaffs calling and first Brimstone

Hadyn Jones

Caldicot Pill

Mon 21st Mar 2022

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Black Redstart still viewable from footpath under bridge at Caldicot Pill on tidal rack, with Stonechats.Also 22 Pintail seen.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff lagoons

Mon 21st Mar 2022

Main sighting: Wheatears

Morning visit with 51 species seen, highlights were (hide 1) – skylarks singing, a pair of stonechats, a pair of wheatears on the other side of the lagoon on the metal gate, 2 buzzards, female kestrel, 29 shelduck, 8 lapwing, 6 ringed plovers (on the island), 23 teal and a cettis calling. 3 chiffchaffs heard elsewhere. Redshank platform – 85 black-tailed godwits took off and headed past the Point, with 133 remaining on the lagoon and another 41 from the seawall. Marsh harriers, spotted redshank, 2 dunlin, 26 meadow pipits on the bank, 21 wigeon, 2 herons, 8 gadwall, black headed gull, 1 little egret and 109 redshanks. A female peregrine made an appearance and 5 reed buntings also seen. Seawall – very high tide but 9 oystercatchers and 62 curlew flew past. Hide 3 – 2 pairs of tufteds with a single male, 15 avocet, 25 shoveler and another 65 shelduck.

Verity Picken

R. Usk

Sun 20th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Sand Martin

Ten Sand Martin, a Lapwing and Curlew this morning.

Verity Picken


Sat 19th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Curlew

THREE PAIRS of Curlew seen on a single traditional Gwent breeding site this morning thanks to a report sent to ! Now’s the time to find these stunning birds. Pls go out to look for them, listening for that haunting call, and report to the dedicated email address. Ask your friends to do so too – we need to find all Gwent’s breeding Curlews. Details on the GOS Home page.

Philip smith

Cardiff barrage

Fri 18th Mar 2022

Main sighting: two sand martins flying over barrage

lovely to see my first sand martins

Neville Davies

Red Barn pools

Fri 18th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Snipe

Cettis calling, 3 chiffchaffs, 9 coot, 38 teal, 4 gadwall, skylark singing, 15 shoveler, 1 buzzard, 1 female marsh harrier, 33 crows flying across the pool, 4 little egrets, 1 heron, rooks, 1 common snipe and 5 lapwing.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 18th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

Spotted redshank still visible, feeding along the edge of the island from the redshank platform. Also of note, 3 grey herons, 4 little egrets, 3 singing chiffchaffs, pheasant, female kestrel, 2 buzzards, cettis calling, blue tits displaying, 2 skylarks singing, 1 ringed plover, reed buntings, 108 wigeon, shoveler, gadwall, only 4 lapwings on the lagoons, 3 cormorants, single dunlin in with 27 redshanks, 102 herring gulls on the foreshore and only 10 avocet, curlew, oystercatchers and a pair of stonechats. Other: comma butterfly.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands NNR

Fri 18th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance on Friday, 18th March, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm when we carry out essential monitoring. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Ed stevens

Caldicot pill

Thu 17th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Black redstart

Black redstart on tide line seen from path under second Severn crossing at Caldicot pill

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