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Tadhg Burrell

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Waders and wildfowl

Plenty of lapwing, some wigeon left, shelducks, black tailed godwits, flock of knot, 2 redshank, up to 10 shoveler, Canadian geese in fields. 2 Bird of prey on fence possibly kestrel or peregrine. Heard first Chiffchaff. (all birds viewed from hide closest to car park.

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Rhymney river

Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Goosanders

Rhymney river, part of Michaelston circular walk – 1 pair (M&F) and 3 others (M&2F) of goosanders moving quickly on the river; also GS woodpecker, nuthatch, buzzard, herons, linnets and chaffinch flock; mistle thrush & others

tony & jan jenkins


Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

A couple of singing birds along the Penterry ridge, also red kite flying north and sparrowhawk over the church.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Avocet

61- avocets this morning,34 on the tide line and 27 on the lagoons,also 52-Black’wits with the lagoon Avocets 10h20-11h55

Verity Picken

South of Usk

Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Snipe

Quiet on the river but more activity in the boggy fields – 24 Snipe, 12 Teal, 4 Mandarin, 3 Goosander, 17 Mute Swan, 20 Mipits, numerous Skylarks, singing Chiffchaff.

Roger Jenkins


Sun 21st Mar 2021

Main sighting: Red Kite, Goshawk, Peregrine, Buzzard

Loads of Buzzards, 2 Red Kites, male Peregrine and a large female Goshawk all showing well this morning.

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Sat 20th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

A single owl appeared above the track in near-darkness, disturbing a Red Grouse. Earlier, male Stonechat and Reed Bunting showing.

Peter O'Duffy

Gilwern Hill

Wed 17th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Wheatear

2 Male Wheatear on Gilwern hill this am.

Peter O'Duffy

Sea wall west of Redwick

Tue 16th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Turnstone

41 Turnstone On Sea wall at high tide

mr anthony l jenkins

St Arvans

Tue 16th Mar 2021

Main sighting: red kite

Red Kite flying east over fields near stables at 0900 hrs

David Hathaway


Tue 16th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Curlew

The curlews have returned in the fields behind the Carpenters Arms. The are about 6 as far as I can see.
I have been getting quite a number of siskins on the feeders for the last couple of weeks.
My Red KIte feeding is going well, normally 2 birds but can get 4 sometimes.

Denis Parkes


Mon 15th Mar 2021

Main sighting: Spotted Redshank

Fine winter plumaged Spotted Redshank keeping to grass/reeds at back from the Redshank hide. Drake Greater Scaup from the Snipe hide, Good numbers of Avocet, Wigeon, Black tailed Godwit, a few Ringed plovers and at least 10 Redwings