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.

Sightings

Verity Picken

Inland Gwent

Sat 26th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Curlew records wanted

Curlews will soon be back on their breeding sites in inland Gwent! If you see or hear any please send details to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk , giving the date, location (nearest town or village with grid ref), count, behaviour, vocalisation, habitat (e.g. grassland, silage, moor) and presence of livestock. All information, no matter how little, helps. See the GOS Home page for further info.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Fri 25th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Osprey

Early Osprey in tree opposite bench then flew inland. Extra present on my 75th birthday!

Allan Dowson

Peterstone Gout

Fri 25th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Pintail

There was a minimum of 148-Pintails today at high tide.

John Lawton

Goldcliff

Wed 23rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Red Fox

I saw a fox inside the electric fence a couple of days ago and again this morning.
NRW have been alerted and Kevin Dupé set a trap, yesterday hoping to capture and relocate it.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Wed 23rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Brent Goose

Plenty geese from the avocet hide,including 20-Pink Feet and a slightly scruffy Brent which spent most of the time preening.It lacked the white neck markings so must have been a juvenile.Photo on Gwent Birds.12h00-14h00

Mike and Jackie Pointon

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 23rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Pink-footed Geese

20 Pink-footed Geese on Becs late morning.

John O’Sullivan

St Brides

Wed 23rd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Little Gull

First winter Little Gull, a few yards offshore, heading down channel, around midday.

John Lawton

Over Usk Road between Llangybi and Garth Farm.

Tue 22nd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Red Kite

I went to Llanlowell hoping for a Smew or Goldeneye but only saw a single male Goosander. On the way back to Caerleon a Red Kite flew over the road.

John O’Sullivan

St Brides

Tue 22nd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Little Gull

One offshore in a feeding flock of Black Headed Gull. There for at least an hour around the high tide

Chris Hatch

Collister Pill

Tue 22nd Feb 2022

Main sighting: Various

Collister Pill: 200+ Curlew, 20 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 100+Shelduck, 90 Wigeon.
1 Whooper Swan dead on saltmarsh.
4 Kestrels hunting in area.
300+ Lapwing on fields near Undy.

Kevin Dupe

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 21st Feb 2022

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance at Goldcliff Lagoons around 12.30pm – 1.30pm on Tuesday when we carry out monthly monitoring. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Chris and Theresa Stone

Sudbrook

Sat 19th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Kittiwake

c68 Kitiwake sitting on the water and flying around approx 4.30 pm eventually appeared to head off high over Aust services

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