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.

Sightings

Cindy Howells

Magor Marsh

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler reeling in cover close to the main path not far from car park

Bob Potter

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo seen and heard. Lesser Whitethroat; Common Whitethroat; Gadwall; Reed Warblers, six Swallows; Reed Bunting; Cetti’s; Greylag Goose

Andy SMITH

Tumble /Blorange

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

I saw cuckoo’s 7 times on the walk to the quary and back but could have been the same birds on a couple of occasions. But definitely 3 cuckoo’s, as I could hear them all calling at the same time. Also lots of linnets, willow warblers and wheatears but definite lack of Stonechat that are usually abundant at this time at year.

Cindy Howells

Magic Marsh

Sat 7th May 2022

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler reeling in cover close to the main path not far from car park

Trevor Russell

Swirling over Monmouth

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts x 3

Three Swifts seen from my garden this evening 20:30. , swirling over Rape seed fields, Monmouth. My first sighting this year!

Hadyn Jones

Collister Pill saltmarsh

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Great White Egret

1 Great White Egret at Collister Saltmarsh at 9.30 with several Little Egrets,also 2 Wheatear and up to 20 Whimbrel there and up to West Pill.

Bernie Jones

Goldcliff near sea wall and mudflats around 1-30pm

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel and Wheatear

3 Wheatear on sea wall and 12 Whimbrel mainly on mudflats and some on grass near hide 3
Other sightings included Chiffchaff. Sedge warbler Linnet. Reed bunting. Buzzard
Grey Heron. Shoveler. Teal. Redshank.
Swallow. Little Egret. Oystercatcher.
Black tailed Godwit. Ringed Plover and
Canada geese, Greylag geese and Moorhen all with chicks

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Whimbrel

7-Whimbrels at high tide today.

Verity Picken

Gwent

Thu 5th May 2022

Main sighting: Curlew

Curlews are far less vocal at the moment and therefore harder to find but you may see one chasing off a Buzzard or crow when guarding the nest. Don’t forget to send an email to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk if you see this behaviour. All reports, whether sightings or heards, are important.

Lee Parsons

Llanhilleth

Wed 4th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo heard 5:10am.

tony & jan jenkins

devauden

Tue 3rd May 2022

Main sighting: cuckoo

Cuckoo calling late afternoon near Devauden

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Lower Machen

Mon 2nd May 2022

Main sighting: Hawfinch

A Hawfinch sat out in the open for a short while. In Machen we saw 12 Sand Martins gathering dried grass as nesting material, not seen this behaviour before.

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