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

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

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Sat 19th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Goldeneye

Short afternoon visit. River very full but quiet birdwise with just 3 Goldeneye (down from last week), 2 Goosander (a pair) and one Little Grebe. Nine Fieldfare.

Chris and Theresa Stone

Sudbrook

Sat 19th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Kittiwake

Approximately 68 sat on Severn and flying also around eventually climbed high in the sky and flew off over Aust services

John Edwards

Rogerstone

Sat 19th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Peregrine

F peregrine bombed a buzzard. No damage

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Fri 18th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Common Gull

Goldcrest contact call, 2 reed buntings, pair of stonechats, female sparrowhawk and greylag geese. Hide one – 5 shoveler, 1 shelduck and approx 150 starlings flying past. Hide three – 1 common gull past. 9 species of birds huddled up along the bank including 28 shoveler, 10 teal, 4 gadwall, mallards, 63 wigeon, 4 cormorants, 1 dunlin, 1 common redshank and a Canada goose. Mute swan cygnet dead in the grass opposite the hide. Unusual first sighting for me of the redshank walking over the back of a roosting female mallard to get to the front.

Allan Dowson

Goldcliff

Thu 17th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Goldeneye

2f-Goldeneyes on Priors lagoon.11h00

John Lawton

Between Pye Corner and Great Traston Meadows

Thu 17th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Bittern

A Bittern seen flying over Nash Road in the direction of Uskmouth between Picked Lane and Great Traston Meadows.

Harry Cochrane

Llanyafon, Cwmbran

Sat 12th Feb 2022

Main sighting: Goosander

Male and female goosander on the river between 8 and 9am.

Also lots of robins, goldfinches, chaffinches, wood pigeons and magpies along the banks with grey wagtails and dippers in the shallows.

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