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.


Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Shelduck

Pair of Shelducks with eight small ducklings.

Chris Stone


Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kittiwake

Single bird floating/flying up Severn with tide. 6.20pm + 4 BH gulls later

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Fri 5th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher, common sandpiper, buzzard, red kite, 2 stock doves, oystercatcher and (little?) ringed plover near pylons, 5 collared doves, heron, 5 goldfinches, 300+ sand Martins

Jonathan Saville

Near Pandy

Thu 4th Jun 2020

Main sighting: Curlew

Single curlew near Pandy, first sighting in my local patch for c.3 years. Not much else in a 3 mile walk, male Redstart, pair spotted flys, recently fledged pied&grey wags on the Honddu, reasonable swift numbers for the patch.

Stephanie J Tyler

R.Monnow Llangua meanders

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Common Sandpiper and 17 Mandarin Duck

also Kingfisher and 20+ Sand Martins

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards


Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Bullfinch

Around the (eyesore) national fly tipping site behind old LG factory – pair of bullfinches

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney nr Trethomas

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Goosander 3 redheads not usual for this time of year, also Grey Wagtail 1

Chris Stone

opp junc for Caer - went off A48 just west of road to Wentwood off A48

Wed 3rd Jun 2020

Main sighting: Tawney Owl

Unfortunately dead and badly desiccated in the gutter.

Paul Coombes

Mynydd Maen

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Hobby

Sunset walk – lots of mipits, skylarks, Stonechat, Cuckoo calling. Hobby came thundering low and fast across the heathland. Mipits hunkered down…

Bob Potter

Wentwood forest

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Woodcock

At dusk, Woodcock seen flying round in large circle three times and occasionally calling. Two Nightjars seen and heard,

Lyn Waters

Magor Marsh

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo at Magor Marsh

Robert Beecham

Open moorland mountainside above Pochin Houses outskirts of Tredegar

Mon 1st Jun 2020

Main sighting: Wheatear

Wheatear, outskirts of Tredegar on open moorland.