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.


James Graham

Lower Machen/Rhiwderin section of Rhymney RIver Circular Walk

Sat 6th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Grey Herons

Group of grey herons standing on turnip patch. 3 buzzards overhead. Large group of linnets flitting around the winter stubble with their flock supplemented by other finches, especially chaffinches. Pair of Goosanders on the river. One skylark darted out of the riverbank onto the field near footpath. Lone fieldfare in oak tree.

Bob Potter

Nedern Brook, Caldicot

Sat 6th Feb 2021

Main sighting: Common Gull

Common Gull (x4) sat on posts along with Black Headed Gulls and the occasional Lesser Black Backed Gull.
Gadwall; Dabchick; Teal; Tufted Duck; Redshank; Widgeon; Canada Geese; Moorhen. Redwings; Green Woodpecker; Song Thrushes (singing); Buzzard. (and a Fox).

Kevin Wood

Brynmawr Ponds

Tue 2nd Feb 2021

Main sighting: Goosanders and Wigeon


Richard Morgan

Fields near Plas Machen, Lower Machen

Mon 1st Feb 2021

Main sighting: Merlin

Following the River Rhymney downstream from the iron bridge i stopped to view mixed species foraging amongst the Riverside trees inc. Common tit species, tree creeper, several siskin and a small party of redwing. Merlin flew in fast and low, scimmed over the treeline then down the other side. Also 2 skylarks singing in flight in fields near the old Plas.

tony & jan jenkins

st arvans

Sun 31st Jan 2021

Main sighting: marsh tit

Only seen in cold periods, a marsh tit visiting the feeder station between 1100 – 1530hrs today would only take seeds from the covered bird table and then fly into nearby dense conifers.

Mark Davies


Sun 31st Jan 2021

Main sighting: Black Redstart

Female Black Redstart in private garden

Adrian & Charlotte Edwards


Sat 30th Jan 2021

Main sighting: siskin

Saw a flock of 60 (100??) siskin out over the gardens in Marshfield this morning. Only got to manage 2 of them on our own patch for the big garden bird watch though!

Jon Morgan

Risca, Ebbw River

Thu 28th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Male Goosander

Stunning male goosander swimming along next to me as I walked from the Fire Station all the way down to Ebbw Street “bath’s field”.

Tadhg Burrell

Fourteen Locks

Wed 27th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Water Rail

Lovely water rail, not shy at all. Was in plain sight with runners cyclists going past. Making a squeaky call. Loads of mallards and moorhens. 1 juvenile mute swan (solitary).

Iain Crawford

Ruthlin, Skenfrith

Mon 25th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Ravens

12 ravens, a buzzard, 70 fieldfares, a green woodpecker, 2 song thrushes

Mark Davies

River Usk , Abergavenny

Sun 24th Jan 2021

Main sighting: Tufted Duck

Male Tufted Duck on Usk just above Llanfoist bridge . Also 4 Dipper , a Little Grebe , Several Goosander , 5 Cormorants , a Treecreeper , a couple of Siskin and 15+ Redwing

Mark Davies


Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Main sighting: Linnet

Flock of 50+ Linnet seen from the canal just past Llanellen

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