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Iain Crawford

Peregrine path, Monmouth

Mon 17th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Heron

Grey heron, f bullfinch, 3 song thrush, buzzard, fieldfare, pied wagtail

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen locks (Mon. Brecon Canal)

Sun 16th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Water rail

Single water rail, single song thrush, mallards, moorhens, also 5 mute swans, 2 adults with 3 juveniles.

Allan Dowson

Black Rock

Sun 16th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Greenfinch

At least 13-Greenfinches in a mixed flock with Goldfinches,in the tree tops in the car park area.15h00-16h10.

tony jenkins

trellech area

Sat 15th Jan 2022

Main sighting: woodcock

Single bird flushed from roadside near old Gockett inn at 0720 hrs this morning

Mark Whitaker

Blorenge Mountain

Sat 15th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Red Grouse

After about 8 visits without seeing any, found 4 today (pair plus 2 singles) along path running east from Foxhunter Car Park. Nearly all Mipits have left the mountain. A number of piles of grouse droppings also.

Nicholas Beswick

Waunavon Bog

Fri 14th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Short-eared Owl

Owl appeared at 17.10 in near-darkness and perched on a gas pipeline pole, silhouetted above the western skyline, before dropping down to hunt. A Red Grouse called briefly. Earlier, Stonechat and Reed Bunting.

Chris Stone

Black rock

Fri 14th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbill

flying west shortly after 5.oclock, good to have the company of Gavin Vella and Jody

Chris Forster Brown


Thu 13th Jan 2022

Main sighting: barn owl

Barn owl briefly flying alongside A449. A previous sighting a couple of weeks ago on outskirts of Mitchel Troy. Blackcap singing in Mitchel Troy on 16th. Never heard one singing this early in the year before. At least three song thrush singing in village and single mistle thrush, dunnock, coal tit, etc. Lesser celandine in flower on road up to Mitchel Troy common.

Keith Roylance

St. Brides

Thu 13th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Cattle Egret

Cattle egret still in field at St. Brides. Good views from roadside even though misty.

Allan Dowson


Thu 13th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Reed Bunting

Very few birds were close enough to see today in the fog.6+Reed Buntings close to the snipe platform.Also at St.Brides the Cattle Egret was showing well close to the road.

Mr Neville J Davies

Red Barn Pool (roadside viewing)

Wed 12th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Late afternoon roost

1 common snipe coming in, 32 lapwing, 11 shoveler, 46 wigeon, 1 buzzard fly-by and rooks close by.

Neville James Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 12th Jan 2022

Main sighting: Avocet

Fairly quiet afternoon but some highlights including: Hide one – 1 little egret, female kestrel, cettis calling from the hedge line. Redshank platform – 7 shoveler and 1 cormorant. Snipe platform – 2 mute swans, 2 gadwall, 2 herons, fem marsh harrier being harassed by 2 common buzzards – the buzzards gave up and were then harassed by 3 ravens. Seawall – pair of stonechats on the fence. On the saltings and mud – pair of avocet, 10 grey plovers, 1 gt black-backed gull, 51 curlew, 21 oystercatchers, shelduck, 70 wigeon and 33 black headed gulls. Hide three – 56 teal, 21 greylag geese mixed in with 109 Canada’s. En-route back around the barn owl gave great close views, unfortunately for some visitors, they had to put up with photographers on the marsh and snipe platforms climbing fences and walking along the bank for that all important selfish closer photo.

Next event

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