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John Lawton

Between Pye Corner and Great Traston Meadows

Thu 17th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Bittern

A Bittern seen flying over Nash Road in the direction of Uskmouth between Picked Lane and Great Traston Meadows.

Harry Cochrane

Llanyafon, Cwmbran

Sat 12th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Goosander

Male and female goosander on the river between 8 and 9am.

Also lots of robins, goldfinches, chaffinches, wood pigeons and magpies along the banks with grey wagtails and dippers in the shallows.

Chris Hatch

Black Rock to St. Pierre Pill +Nedern

Thu 10th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Jack Snipe et.

Jack Snipe between Black Rock and St. Pierre Pill plus 75 Wigeon and 10 Curlew.

NEDERN: Pintail 33, Shoveler 13, Teal 123, Wigeon 119, Mallard 20, Coot 9, Lapwing 17, Redshank 9, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron 2, Little Grebe 1, Black-headed Gull 300+.

tony & jan jenkins

newport wetlands

Wed 9th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Dunlin

1030 – 1230 hrs walk from Saltmarsh lane to lighthouse – bullfinches, 250 + wigeon on tideline, 200 shelduck, 80 curlew, 6 grey plover, several flocks of dunlin, largest at 600 heading to Goldcliff at 1100 hrs total @ 1500, 8 oystercatchers, one pair stonechat, 4 cettis calling, single lapwing, reedbeds very quiet.

Chris Forster Brown

Mitchel Troy churchyard

Wed 9th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Finch bonanza

A flock of at least 10 hawfinch in the churchyard at Mitchel Troy this morning. Very mobile, zooming in and out of yews, but a flock of 6 seen well in the tops of some alders along the Trothy. Also, and perhaps even more surprising, was a flock of at least 10 greenfinch. Finally, a flock of c. 25 siskin, again feeding in the alders and also around the conifers.

Bernie Jones

Goldcliff and Newport Wetlands RSPB at 11am

Tue 8th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Kestrel

Great close up view of Kestrel on wires just outside entrance to Lagoons from road
Large number of Shovelers on wetlands at entrance from road to Red Barn hide
Also large no of Lapwings
In brambles in front of car there were 4 chiffchaff
In fields near turn to Uskmouth there were 3 Little Egret
At Newport wetlands from Cafe an overflying
Raven was seen along with on the feeders a Jay, Gt Spotted Woodpecker and a mixed flock of 30 Goldfinch and Greenfinch
4 Gadwall on pond

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards


Mon 7th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Hawfinch

seen again today – pair; hadn’t seen them for 2 weeks or so but back again today – at St Mary’s churchyard and the field below.

Bob Potter

Caldicot Garden

Sun 6th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Greenfinch

3 Greenfinch (1 male, 2 female, the first in some weeks) on sunflower seed feeders along with 16 Goldfinch.

Bob Potter

Caldicot Garden

Sun 6th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Greenfinch

3 Greenfinch (1 male, 2 females) on sunflower seed feeders, along with 16 Goldfinch.

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Sat 5th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

Six Brambling, 3 Greenfinch and a Bullfinch this morning and a Barn Owl (caught on the trail cam) last night. Roughly 150 corvids and 50-odd Stock Dove over a nearby cover crop.


Monmouth garden

Sat 5th Feb 2022

Main sighting: TAWNY OWLS

Woken at 03:15 this morning by a pair of Tawnies (M&F) having a conversation which only diminished as they eventually flew away. Had it been our neighbours I would have complained, but, hey….Tawnies, you’re forgiven!

Verity Picken

Ton, Llangybi

Fri 4th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Stock Dove

At least 80 Stock Dove, 100 corvids (a decrease on recent days), 120 Chaffinch, 10 Linnet plus a few Brambling and Reed Bunting in a cover crop. Two pairs Bullfinch in the garden a couple of days ago.

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