As far as I can tell, the winter months in Gwent are for planning next year's trips abroad. Personally, I'm still in the early stages of planning, but I did notice this little snippet regarding Kuwait that might well put off the travelling birder. It would appear that whilst you can still seek out Socotra Cormorant, Red-vented Bulbul and Bank Myna (or perhaps Crab Plover, Crested Tern, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Dunn’s Lark, White-eared Bulbul, Grey Hypocolius and Basra Reed Warbler) you may well not be allowed to take a photograph, at least, not with a decent camera. Bizarre as it may sound, three Kuwaiti government ministries appear to have deemed the DSLR unsuitable for use by the general public. There does, however, seem to be a distinct lack of clarity on the issue, so it's probably worth keeping an eye on, should you be thinking of winging your way Persian Gulfwards.
[NB. See comments with an update from Kuwait,...]