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Home Sightings


Simon James Bedford & Steve Doolan

Saturday, 07 April 2018

North Gwent Uplands

Main Sighting: Various
Slow start but spring starting to come alive .Covered some of the Gwent Uplands and counted around 4 pairs Skylark plenty of Wheatear pairing up Mippits Tree Pipit Pair of Ring Ouzel in suitable habitat (photographed by Steve .A possible Merlin sighting at a distance .Good numbers of Raven and stobechat

John Edwards

Sunday, 08 April 2018


Main Sighting: Goosanders
One m and two f on river Ebbw

Chris Hawes

Saturday, 07 April 2018


Main Sighting: Shorteared Owl
Short-eared Owl the highlight of a few hours at Goldcliff this afternoon, as well as the usual suspects.

Mark Davies

Saturday, 07 April 2018


Main Sighting: swallows
6 swallows yesterday over Llanwenarth plus 2 more today in the castle meadows.Also 2 Sand Martin today over the castle meadows .

N J Davies / Dan Webb

Saturday, 07 April 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Wheatears
Heavy rain nearly stopped play but perseverance paid off with highlights including 1 male and 1 female ruff, 91 black tailed godwits, 31 shelduck, 36 redshanks (2 colour ringed birds), 33 shoveler, 12 curlew, only 4 teal and only 18 wigeon now, 103 avocets (1 with colour rings/flag and a 2nd with colour rings), 24 ringed plovers, 4 gadwall, 8 oystercatchers, 7 lt ringed plovers, 1 cettis, 1 willow warbler, 5 chiffchaffs, 1 blackcap in full song, 10 tufteds with a pair out at sea, 2 lt grebes, 2 greylags, 12 dunlin (2 in breeding plumage), fem sparrowhawk, spotted redshank starting to take on breeding plumage. 1 wheatear on the sea wall with 3 more seen from hide 1 on and around the red danger sign opposite. Hirundine passage was notable with over 50 swallows, 40 sand martins and 1 house martin passing through.

Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 07 April 2018

Parc Nant-y-Waun

Main Sighting: Curlew
Curlew calling, pair Teal, first Swallow of spring, male Stonechat. One of our resident Mute Swans has now been missing for a while...

Peter O'Duffy

Friday, 06 April 2018


Main Sighting: Redstart
One male Redstart s of Steelworks this am.

Blair Jones

Friday, 06 April 2018

Goldcliff Lagoon

Main Sighting: Common Crane
Early morning start at the lagoons. Common Crane flew over reserve. 1 x Spoonbill,100 + Acocet, Lapwings,lots of shelduck, Redshanks, Little Plover x 26,Shovelers, Teal and Mallards. The flock of Black Tailed Godwits remains. 2 x Curlew, 2 x Tufted Dicks, Greylags and lots of Canadian Geese. Flock of Starlings. Skylarks and Meadow Pippits.Local Raptors showing well.

Iain Crawford

Friday, 06 April 2018

Ancre Hill, Monmouth

Main Sighting: Skylark
1skylark, 1, mistle thrush, f common redstart, m blackcap

Simon James Bedford

Friday, 06 April 2018

Llantillio Crossenny

Main Sighting: Osprey
Huge single bird flying NW. Over 400ozkVa transmission towers being mobbed by Ravens and Buzzard at Park Farm ..bird huge in comparison to Buzzard also a female Sparrowhawk flew under us whilst working on powerlines so no photos .