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Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Wed 13th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier flying high over Clydach Gorge towards Gilwern Hill. Count of 24 species including the first Siskin for some weeks and a Treecreeper.

Tadhg Burrell

Gwent Garden

Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk diving and chasing a large group of Jackdoors unsuccessful on catching one

Barry Embling


Tue 12th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Willow Tit

One adult south of Five Paths.

Mark Davies


Sun 10th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Cracking views of Sparrowhawk perched on roof opposite house

Matthew Tennant

Reservoir near Tredegar Park Golf Club

Thu 7th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Scaup

About eight Scaup diving, along with fifteen or so Tufted Duck. Also two Little Grebe.

Simon James Bedford


Wed 6th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Merlin

Managed to get around a lot of areas today with my job .Merlin low in the mist Waunafon .Red Kite at the Coal slip below the British …3 red Grouse at Pantygasseg .24 Redpoll in the alders nr Blaenafon Iron Works 8little Egret amongst the 200gulls at Penperlleni flood meadows..Notably a male Petegrine on “The Tower ” in Cwmbran ..Everytime I park in Sainsburys car park I take a look as it has become a favoured wintering spot for random birds .

Iain Crawford

Bigsweir Lodge

Tue 5th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Redwings

30 redwings roosting in avenue of oak trees

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Sun 3rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

4-Stonechats,1f-Black Redstart together close to the sea wall hide.Also 3-Buzzards near to middle hide,all calling.They briefly landed in nearby trees before flying off.Two of them had a lot of white in their tails.I managed to get three photos,will send them to the recorder.10h302-12h15

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 3rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Red Grouse

At the east end of the mountain, a flock of nine grouse flew from Brecon into Gwent. Flock of eight Reed Buntings near Hafod Road

Mark Entwistle

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 2nd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Pair of glossy ibis

Pair of glossy ibis, following a single bird sighted a year ago.

Nicholas Beswick


Fri 1st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Dipper

42 species on my lockdown walk from home. Dipper on River Clydach on the edge of town near the top of the gorge. Male Goosander over our house is anew record for the garden list. Happy New Year.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney Bedwas

Fri 1st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Short walk early afternoon Kingfisher gazing hopefully into the river. First species of the year was a Dunnock in the garden.