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.


Allan Dowson


Thu 9th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Pied Wagtail

A large flock of Pied Wagtails,i counted 101 but for sure more than that,on the saltmarsh halfway between Peterstone and Sluice Farm.10h00-12h30.

Allan Dowson

goldcliff lagoons

Wed 8th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Goldeneye

5f-Goldeneyes on Prior’s,1-Glossy Ibis,1-Black Necked Grebe,6-Avocets on tide line and 25+Grey Plovers.10h30-13h00.

Iain Crawford

The Bryn, Abergavenny

Wed 8th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Goosanders

Pair of goosanders, 7 collared doves, 30 canada geese, 7 herons, a little egret, a great spotted woodpecker

Kev Stait

Mahern Pill Foreshore

Tue 7th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Short Eared Owl

A Short Eared Owl late afternoon up for 5 mins before heading west towards Sudbrook.

Simon James Bedford

Ynys y fro reservoir

Mon 6th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Wild fowl

58 coot 6 pochard 14 tufted duck 4 little grebe 28 mallard 2 lbbgull 1 GBBGull 3 moorhen top res (bottom res 4 herring gull 2 snipe 1 grey heron 2 coot .3 cormorant and mixed flock of redwing and fieldfare heading north 80 plus

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sun 5th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Blair Jones

Priors Lagoon – Black Necked Grebe ( found by Tom Chinnick). 1 x female Pochard. Similar number of duck species to Saturday.

Nicholas Beswick

Dunlop Semtex Pond

Sun 5th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Kingfisher

Kingfisher and Grey Heron in the corner of the pond by the outflow. Also a flock of 16 Goosander

Diana Wilding

near old railway line above Govilon

Sun 5th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Leucistic Buzzard

Feeding on earthworms, pure white other than wing feathers.

Blair Jones

River Usk, near Olway Farm

Sat 4th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Blair Jones and Steve Doolan

1 x Smew ( Drake). Showed from a distance.

Blair Jones Nev Davies and Steve Doolan

Goldcliff Lagoon

Sat 4th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Glossy Ibis and Goldeneye

Priors was the busiest Lagoon. Glossy Ibis showed really well. Duck Species – Goldeneye , Wigeon, Mallard, Gadwall , Tufted Ducks,Shovelere,Shelduck and Teal. Other Wildfowl – Mute Swans, Coot, Little Grebe,Moorhen, Greylag and Canada Goose.
Others around the reserve- Peregrine, Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Blackbirds, Blue Tit, Robin, Filedfare,Meadow Pipit,Stonechats, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove,Raven, Magpie and Carrion Crows. Waders- Curlew and Spotted Redshank(?).

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Point

Sat 4th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Turnstones

Sunrise at Goldcliff Point near the seawall and last set of groins. 43 x Turnstones, 10 x Curlew 3+ Oystercatches, 4 x Pied Wagtail, 6 x Shelduck, 6+ Starlings , 12 x Wigeon, 2 x Mallard, 5 x Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 x Herring Gulls, 4 x Carrion Crow and 1 x Black Headed Gull.

Allan Dowson


Sat 4th Jan 2020

Main sighting: Smew

The male Smew showed well in the company of ten Goldeneyes 6f+4m,Also slightly further up river two Goosanders m+f. Seen from the same spot as previous sightings.10h15-12h30