Main sighting: Chiffchaff
Five mile circular walk across Gwent levels and along sea wall from Redwick Parish Church.
Highlight of this late morning to midday walk just after High Tide was a Chiffchaff seen and heard in a hedge just south of the village. On the levels were a good selection of winter thrushes, including 130 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare and a flock of 8 paler continental Song Thrushes.- all spooked by a Sparrowhawk; also 2 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzards, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 300 Starling, 9 Meadow Pipits. From the seawall 53 Mallard, 47 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 18 Dunlin, 15 Common Gull, 1 Rock Pipit. ( 44 species in total )