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

Llangybi

Mon 14th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Brambling

Garden Brambling count now 12. Six Greenfinch.

Hadyn Jones

St Mary's Churchyard Magor

Mon 14th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Hawfinch

Hawfinch briefly in the churchyard Magor this morning. Calling plus a brief snatch of song.

Graham Agg

Trellech Common Woods

Mon 14th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Chiffchaff

Three Chiffchaff singing this morning.

Mark Heffernan

Bryn y gwenin NP78 Abergavenny

Mon 14th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Cerlews

One pair this morning whistling since 6 oclock

Bernie Jones

Newport Wetlands 9-45 - 10-30

Sun 13th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Otter

2 male Reed Bunting , 12 Greenfinch,
2 Little Grebe , 5 Long tailed Tits
Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted
Woodpecker, Hedge Sparrow
All seen on walk from Cafe to Lighthouse

At first reen on way to lighthouse looking east about 10m out from viewing point I had great views of an OTTER diving, feeding and bobbing around for about 15 mins – brilliant

B Thomas

Goldcliff

Sun 13th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbill

Sea wall hide: 1 spoonbill

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Siskin

20 siskin feeding in alder trees, kingfisher.

Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney Machen

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Dipper

A Pair of Dipper collecting nesting material in a stretch of the river Rhymney near Machen. Also, two Grey Wagtails.

Andy Smith

Blorange

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Woodcock

Midday vist very quiet until I flushed 2 woodcock the bracken just below the Tumble. First time I have seen them here. Several groups of mixed tits in the valley and a mistle thrush.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbills and waders

Dawn visit today. Highlights – 9 x Black Tailed Godwits, 12 x Avocets, 2 x Marsh Harriers ( M and F), Brent Goose ( Pale Bellied) , 14 x Redshanks, 1 x peregrine, 2 x Ringed Plover and 15 x Lapwing.
Ducks – Wigeon, Gadwall, Pintail, Teal, Mallard , Shelduck and Shoveler
Skylarks and Reed Buntings all over the place.
There are still Redwings in the hedgerows.
Monks had 13 x Mute Swans and there were two others on Priors Lagoon.
Chiff Chaff head singing in the blossom trees.

Hadyn Jones

West Pill

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Wheatear

Male Wheatear West Pill and also 1 Jack Snipe

Hadyn Jones

West Pill

Sat 12th Mar 2022

Main sighting: Wheatear

Male Wheatear near West Pill plus 1 Jack Snipe flushed.

Next event

May
26
Sun
2024
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