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.


darren hughes


Fri 24th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Osprey

Bird flying over Wyesham 4.50pm heading towards Staunton/Coleford

Verity Picken


Fri 24th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Oystercatcher

First sighting of Oystercatcher here. Interesting given the previous post of an Oystercatcher further up the River Usk this morning. Also my first Garden Warbler of the year.

Mark Davies


Fri 24th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Oystercatcher

1st time I’ve seen an Oystercatcher on the River Usk

Stephen Berry

Cycle path Garndiffaith

Thu 23rd Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

A Peregrine few high over cycle path Thursday evening a very dark individual. 3 singing Wood Warbler this morning along the cycle path.

Chris Stone


Tue 21st Apr 2020

Main sighting: House martin

Lockdown seawatch from my balcony overlooking the Severn 4 til 6 p
Shellduck c40 Swallows 3 single Hs martin year tick

Yesterday early am Swallows 7 Linnets 2 inc song Dunlin c40 BH gulls 2 Goldfinch 6

Peter O'Duffy

Gwent levels

Tue 21st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Cuckoo

Cuckoo calling this am -Gwent levels

Graham Agg

Beacon Hill

Tue 21st Apr 2020

Main sighting: Wood Wabler

Wood Warbler observed in full song in mixed woodland east of the heath on Beacon Hill, also Willow Warbler, Black Cap, Chiff Chaff.

Christopher Reading

Crumlin Canal, Risca

Mon 20th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Lesser Redpoll

Was cycling home along the towpath near Risca, when I spotted a Lesser Redpoll hanging from an alder branch.

Nicholas Beswick

Mynydd Llangatwg

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Whinchat

Cuckoo called twice this morning but didn’t stay. A corking male Whinchat near the old reservoir, a few Swallows and my first House Martin over, Redstart singing.

Mark Davies

Castle Meadows , Abergavenny

Sun 19th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Garden Warbler

A couple of Garden Warblers below castle plus several Blackcaps

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards

Peterstone Gout

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Peregrine

Excellent walk at Peterstone sea wall; 39 species total; peregrine seen sitting in salt marshes for several minutes, then with oystercatcher kill; mixed flock of 18 dunlin (breeding plumage) and 7 ringed plover moving around together; pochard, teal, wigeon, tufted, shelduck, pintail, mallard; canada and greylag geese; 3 little egrets; pair of grey heron; pair mistle thrush; LBBB, herring gull; etc

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 18th Apr 2020

Main sighting: Swift

One sole Swift amongst a large mixed flock of approximately 100 Swallows and House Martins, high above the Nedern Brook (1600hrs) not far from the A48 flyover. Little Egrets; Tufted Ducks; Lapwing; Teal; Canada Geese; 12 Mallard ducklings; Shelducks, etc. Great Spotted Woodpecker ‘drumming’; Blackcap and Chiffchaffs singing.