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.


Graham Agg

The Narth

Fri 15th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Wood Warbler

A Wood Warbler was singing late morning in the mixed woodland above Manor Brook about 200m down the stream from the children’s play area – the first I’ve heard this year.

Christopher and Julie West

Oxbow, river Usk.

Thu 14th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Yellow wagtail

Very bright yellow wagtail, black cap,

Lee Parsons

Penyfan Pond

Thu 14th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Swallow

Swallow flying through and singing Willow Warbler!

Nicholas Beswick

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Thu 14th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Grasshopper Warbler

34 species recorded on this morning’s walk with Gavin Vella. Highlights included a reeling Gropper, a single Swallow, a Lesser Redpoll and singing Willow Warblers everywhere.

Graham Agg

Pen y Fan near The Narth

Thu 14th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Willow Warbler

Willow Warblers clearly heard in five separate locations on the Wye Valley way near Pen y Fan, Cuckoo Wood and east of Beacon Hill.

Kevin Dupé

Goldcliff Lagoons

Thu 14th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Disturbance

There will be some disturbance this afternoon at Goldcliff Lagoons when we carry out our monthly monitoring of water levels and salinities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Hadyn Jones

West Pill

Wed 13th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Dark bellied Brent Goose

2 dark bellied Brent Geese feeding on a rising tide before flying off west.Also 2 Barwits.

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 13th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Common gull

Also from Goldcliff this afternoon (photos checked and confirmed by Dan Webb) as 2nd summer common gull (2nd lagoon).

Neville Davies

Goldcliff Lagoons

Wed 13th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Little ringed plover / reed warbler

Little ringed plover from hide 3 on the right of the island, also singing reed warbler between snipe and marsh platforms. Other highlights – chiffchaffs, blackcaps, cettis, redshank, gadwall, teal, avocet, shelduck, shovler, stonechat (male), linnets, kestrel (male), 3 herons, 1 lt egret, 4 swallows, 55 curlew came onto lagoon 3 where 263 black-tailed godwits were feeding, which took off and went high. Other: small tortoiseshell, small white, brimstone and speckled wood butterflies.

Peter O'Duffy

Gwent levels (tata steel)

Wed 13th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Reed & Sedge Warbler

One Sedge and two Reed Warblers this am.

Allan Dowson


Tue 12th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Black Tailed Godwit

Many Black’wits again today mostly on Becks.I counted a minimum of 645 from my photographs,also 2-Spoonbills,7-Avocets and the Spotted Redshank looking a lot blacker than on my last visit.11h30-13h45

tony & jen jenkins

goldcliff lagoons

Mon 11th Apr 2022

Main sighting: Spoonbills

1400 – 1530 hrs, good views of a pair of spoonbills from snipe hide, they were on the far west bank of Becs and were resting, also flock of 250 plus blk t godwits flew over, reed bunting, chiff chaff, cettis, 14 avocets, single spotted redshank on east of Monks and finally our first willow warbler heard.