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.


Nicholas Beswick

Hafod Farm Brynmawr

Fri 29th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

One female Brambling after a gap since Monday. Pair Lesser Redpolls. Jay a surprise visitor for the time of year.

Iain Crawford

River Usk Pantygoetre to Llanover

Fri 29th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Waders

Snipe, 2 oystercatcher, 2 little ringed plovers, a common sandpiper, 7 little egrets, 5 grey herons, 6 goosanders, 2 goldfinch, 2 ltt, a red kite, 6 buzzards, 3 stock doves, wren, song thrush, 2 grey wagtails, 2, ravens, 2 blackcap 2 swallows

Hadyn Jones

Collister Saltmarsh

Thu 28th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Dotterel

Dotterel in breeding plumage on the saltmarsh at Collister.Probable
female as quite black underneath.

Simon James Bedford

Usk Town Waters

Thu 28th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Hirundines

If you are wondering whete your spring migrants are , as in the noteable lack of Swallows and Martins etc there were over 200 on the town waters this evening .

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 27th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Pochard

4 chiffchaffs, 2 pheasants, 2 blackcaps, pair of common whitethroats and cettis. Hide one – 10 redshanks, 1 lt ringed plover, 5 ravens, 1 fly-over whimbrel, 3 lapwing, 3 herons. Redshank platform – 3 greenshanks feeding together, 9 gadwall, 1 ringed plover, lesser whitethroat calling, 17 shelduck, 2 lt egrets, 2 fly-past stock doves, 29 teal, reed warbler singing, single black-tailed godwit, 2 buzzards, pair of linnets and 2 swallows. Snipe platform – 12 mute swans and a male little grebe. Seawall – wheatear around the manure pile area, 6 more swallows, 4 whimbrel feeding with 3 bar-tailed godwits all together just over the seawall itself. Hide three – 2 avocet, a further 40 black-tailed godwits, 12 shoveler, a very pale female type mallard, 26 more shelduck, kestrel, male common pochard, 1 cormorant, 1 fly over curlew, reed bunting and a pair of oystercatchers. Back at hide 1 at 16.30hrs, 101 dunlin present prior to high tide.

Iain Crawford

River Usk Llanellen to the Bryn

Tue 26th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Goosanders

6f 4m goosanders, 1 greylag, 2 grey wagtails, numerous sand Martins, 2 kingfishers, 4 buzzards, 2 stock doves, 4 little egrets, a common sandpiper


Goldcliff lagoons. 1-30 pm

Tue 26th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail seen from hide 2 across on far bank mud flats Flew across to left corner of island and then back again.

Other sightings include Whitethroat Chiffchaff. Redshank. Ringed Plover
Kestrel. Marsh Harrier. Wren. Skylark

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 24th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel

An evening visit 17:45-19:45 A Whimbrel on the foreshore was our first for the year. Common Sandpiper 1 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Wheatear 1 Whitethroat Lesser Whitethroat Chiffchaff Reed and Cetti’s Warblers Swallow 3

Verity Picken


Sun 24th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Curlews

Really lucky (and thrilled) to see one of our Curlew pairs mating this morning. Flocks of c.30 Sand Martins at two sites, a few Swallows and House Martins, a single Yellow Wagtail, and a probable Goosander nest tree. Please keep sending any Curlew sightings to – every record helps.

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.