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.


Mr Neville J Davies

Red Barn Pool (roadside viewing)

Wed 12th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Late afternoon roost

1 common snipe coming in, 32 lapwing, 11 shoveler, 46 wigeon, 1 buzzard fly-by and rooks close by.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 12th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Avocet

Fairly quiet afternoon but some highlights including: Hide one – 1 little egret, female kestrel, cettis calling from the hedge line. Redshank platform – 7 shoveler and 1 cormorant. Snipe platform – 2 mute swans, 2 gadwall, 2 herons, fem marsh harrier being harassed by 2 common buzzards – the buzzards gave up and were then harassed by 3 ravens. Seawall – pair of stonechats on the fence. On the saltings and mud – pair of avocet, 10 grey plovers, 1 gt black-backed gull, 51 curlew, 21 oystercatchers, shelduck, 70 wigeon and 33 black headed gulls. Hide three – 56 teal, 21 greylag geese mixed in with 109 Canada’s. En-route back around the barn owl gave great close views, unfortunately for some visitors, they had to put up with photographers on the marsh and snipe platforms climbing fences and walking along the bank for that all important selfish closer photo.

Adrian Edwards


Tue 11th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Hawfinch

St Mary’s churchyard, Marshfield: hawfinch; also nuthatch, mistle and song thrushes and redwings. Lots of yew trees, and many others for them all.

John Lewis

Goldcliff Pools

Mon 10th Jan 2022

Main sighting: White fronted Goose.

22 Greater White-fronted Geese ( including 7 juveniles) feeding with Canadas behind first pool this morning. Spooked by malel Marsh Harrier then flew to pool in front of sea wall hide.

Harry Cochrane

Greenmeadow, Cwmbran

Mon 10th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Bullfinch

A bullfinch visited our garden this morning along with the usual blue tits, house sparrows and wood pigeons.

It flew off east after being spooked by a squirrel.

Bernie Jones

On garden fatball feeders in Allt yr yn Newport

Sun 9th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Male and female Blackcaps

Male and Female Blackcaps along with
Long tailed tits on feeders at midday

tony & jan jenkins

saltmarsh lane

Sun 9th Jan 2022

Main sighting: barn owl

Arrived at car park @ 1345hrs and while waiting for a parking spot, Jan spotted a barn owl quartering the fields near the cottage, it flew close to the field gate before heading east towards Goldcliff area, great to see in daylight.
Walked around to the lighthouse but quiet birdwise with a flock of 50 goldfinches, a couple of water rail calling and single cettis calling.
On the foreshore a few curlew and small numbers of shelduck and wigeon.

chris Stone

Black rock

Sat 8th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

single bird amongst Green finches in pre-roost

Ed Stevens

Black rock

Fri 7th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Barn owl

Single barn owl hunting over salt marsh east of black rock at 17:10.

Verity Picken


Thu 6th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

My first Lesser Redpoll in the garden since March 2021; also Reed Bunting and 3 Brambling under the feeders. At least 4 Lesser Redpoll seen yesterday at Llanbadoc.

Hywel Davies


Thu 6th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Blackcap

Male blackcap on garden feeders in St Julians

Bob Potter


Wed 5th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Redwings

Small flock of 25 Redwing flying over fields North of Caldicot.

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