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Home Sightings


Sheila Hampshire

Thursday, 05 July 2018


Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Flying following river Usk downstream

Iain Crawford

Sunday, 08 July 2018

Cleddon Bog and Trellech Beacon

Main Sighting: Tree pipit
Tree pipit, ltt, coal tit, whitethroat, blackcap, linnet, raven, buzzard, green woodpecker, GS woodpecker, 30 swallows, song thrush. Unidentified newt species in pond, numerous dragonflies. Dog walker reported seeing an adder on path

Brian Thomas

Saturday, 07 July 2018


Main Sighting: Med gull
Extra to Nev's sightings - sp Med gull amongst blacked headed gulls.

N J Davies / Dan Webb / Andrew Strong

Saturday, 07 July 2018

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Hobby
Productive morning with highlights including 1 chiffchaff, pheasant, 1 blackcap, 2 whitethroats, 2 singing reed warblers, 12 lapwing, 43 teal, 67 dunlin (mostly Schnzii race), 1 heron, 116 redshanks, 24 curlew (14 more on mudflats), 8 lt egrets (including family group of 5), 6 ringed plovers, 12 lt ringed plovers (at least 5 juvs), 20 sand martins, swallows, 4 swifts, hobby flying across towards the power station, 2 common sandpipers 63 black-tailed godwits and 1 bar-tailed (2nd also on the mudflats), 3 ruff was a nice surprise, 8 lt egrets (inc family group of 5), 2 black swans flying out to the saltings, family group of 5 ravens, willow warbler, female wigeon still knocking about, 1 common snipe and gadwall. From the seawall - juv gannet quite far out and 1 whimbrel close in. Other: meadow browns, small whites, small tortoiseshell, speckled wood, 3 emperor dragonflies together, large whites and a common blue.

Ed Stevens

Saturday, 07 July 2018


Main Sighting: Swallow
Early this morning, from about 2:30 untill about 4:00 I heard swallows calling in area around pumping station in sudbrook. The birds were almost certainly in flight not calling from a roost. And as far as I could tell they were flying back and forth Asif feeding rather than a flock passing through.

Mr Allan Dowson

Thursday, 05 July 2018

peterstone gout

Main Sighting: common sandpiper
2-Commom Sandpipers,17h30

Keith Roylance

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Out of Country

Main Sighting: White Raven
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Roger Price

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Peterstone Gout

Main Sighting: Manx Shearwaters
Strong wind from NE creates ideal flying conditions in the channel. 9.00 to 9.30am: 100 Manx Shearwaters down channel, 9 upchannel,4 Curlew,usual 2 O.C. 40+ Redshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 Herons(3 juv), 2 Legrt.

Eddie Hiscocks

Monday, 02 July 2018


Main Sighting: Red kite
Driving back from Chepstow, sighting of a Red kite. Fantastic sight.

Graham Thomas Thorne

Monday, 02 July 2018

michaelstone y fedw bridge

Main Sighting: kingfisher
flying upstream River Rhymney 2 Kingfishers.2.45pm