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Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sat 21st May 2022

Main sighting: Hobby

Falco subbuteo, swifts, mallard and 7 ducklings.

Mark Whitaker


Sat 21st May 2022

Main sighting: Spotted Flycatcher

At least two calling males in castle grounds (as last year) – third bird by Tresenny Brook near Hoaldalbert, possible fourth at last year’s nest site but only seen fleetingly. Redstarts and Tree Pipits singing within a couple of miles of the village.

B Thomas


Fri 20th May 2022

Main sighting: Garganey

Garganey, Gadwall, Dunlin, Great Black-backed Gull, Greenshank, Spoonbill, Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Crane (flyover, Chris Jones), Grey Plover sp.

Allan Dowson


Thu 19th May 2022

Main sighting: Scaup

A male Scaup was on Monks this afternoon.Also 1-Spoonbill on monks,Lapwing with 3 juvs. on the island and another juvenile Lapwing from the first hide.13h00-14h25

Daniel Watson

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 15th May 2022

Main sighting: Temminck's Stint

Wind E (F2), Cloud 7/8, Rain clearing by 05:50, becoming warmer as the morning progressed.
A great morning with the following waders present on Monks scrape 04:45 – 11:30; Temminck’s Stint (1), Little Stint (1), Ruff (2), Avocet (2), Knot (1), Black-tailed Godwit (2 1st summer L.l. limosa), Turnstone (1), Sanderling (8+), Ringed Plover (30+), Grey Plover (1 west around 06:15), Redshank (20+), Dunlin (150+), Lapwing (7), Oystercatcher (4), Yellow Wagtail (2), Marsh Harrier.
Elsewhere, 3 Whimbrel and 14 Curlew on the estuary, LRP (4), 4 Gadwall (Priors). 17 species of wader, not a bad morning!

Lee Parsons

Penyfan Pond

Sat 14th May 2022

Main sighting: Swift

Two Swift and one Sand Martin feeding!

Graham Agg

The Narth

Sat 14th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts

Screaming parties of Swifts now regular over the village – 7 birds this morning, 4 yesterday and 7 on 10th (seen by J Goodlass).

Graham Agg

The Narth

Thu 12th May 2022

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling from Trellech Common woods around 10.30, the first I’ve heard this year.

Ruth Brown

St Mary's Vale, Abergavenny

Thu 12th May 2022

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

At least 2 Wood Warblers, Common Redstart heard, 2 male Cuckoos, 1 Grey Wagtail. Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler too. 2 Swallows at the farm below the wood.

John Edwards


Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Swifts

First sign of swifts checking out last year s nest in eaves. Last to arrive, first to leave…

Chris Field

Usk prison

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Swift

15 plus Swift flying over Usk prison at 8pm.

Bob Potter

Magor Marsh

Tue 10th May 2022

Main sighting: Merlin

Merlin seen in unsuccessful attempt midday, to catch a House Martin, (approx 15 metres over the top of the site car park).
House Martins (10); Swallows (4).

Next event

8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk