Brecknock Birds - Ringing Page

This page is designed to track the movements of ringed birds within the County. Please complete all the fields for any ringed bird even if this bird has already been reported on this page. It is also important to supply this information to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) who can be contacted through this link. As a result the BTO will supply the known history of the individual bird to you, if you wish, a resume can be entered as a sighting on the current sightings page. Click here to add a record to this page.

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Records 1 to 20 of 264

Bird Location Date Name Ring / Tag description Comment
Tufted Duck Llangorse Lake 16.11.19 Mark Waldron Light blue nasal saddle "FCP". Still present.
Tufted Duck Llangorse Lake 10.11.19 Mark Waldron Light blue nasal saddle "FCP". This duck was ringed at Saint Philbert de Grand Lieu near Nantes in western France on 18/12/18 at age 1A (Ringed in the year it hatched). It was also recorded there on 09/01/19. This is the second autumn in a row a Tufted Duck from this scheme has been recorded at Llangorse Lake.
Mute Swan Llangasty 21/09/19 Carlton, Dawn and Ben Parry and Jerry Lewis Blue darvic 71LF, std metal ring on other leg.  
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, Llangasty 23.09.19 Mark Waldron Blue "7IPE" Also present here on 9.8.19. The blue darvic ring is very worn and hard to read.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, Llangasty 15.09.19 Mark Waldron Blue 7ILF  
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, troll's bridge 15.09.19 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ With mate.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, Llangasty 11/09/19 Mark Waldron Blue 7ILF  
Osprey Cantref Reservoir 19.04.19 Andrew King White lettering HV5 on blue ring. This migrant was found injured and taken into care by Llwyn-Onn Rangers (Dwr Cymru). After veterinary care it was released back there on 25th April, and flew off strongly. It was ringed as a chick (one of two) in a nest on the Black Isle, Inverness on 2/7/14. This is the first report since - now suspected to be breeding at an unknown site somewhere in Scotland.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, sailing club meadow 01.05.19 Mark Waldron Blue 7JLC, BTO "XY3131". Found dead.
Curlew Llangorse Lake, sailing club meadow 13.03.19 Mark Waldron Black ring with white "18" on right above knee, red on left above knee, metal ring below knee on right leg. Still present. Interestingly the ringing team have commented that as an adult male, it should be back on the breeding grounds by now if it is a local bird, so it will probably be from Scandinavia.
Curlew Llangorse Lake, Acorn field 09.03.19 Mark Waldron Black ring with white "18" on right above knee, red on left above knee, metal ring below knee on right leg. It was ringed (BTO FJ06156) at the Gann Estuary, Dale, Pembrokeshire on 20 Jan 2018 as an adult male, and has never been recorded since. Many of the curlew ringed at the Gann have turned up again at the site, or within a couple of miles in subsequent winters, often at a similar stage of the winter to when originally ringed.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 25/01/19 Andrew King Blue 7CTJ Now back on the Canal Basin with its mate - its 12th winter there! Summers and breeds successfully at Llangorse Lake.
Starling Brecs/Carms border Ring found 6.1.19 S Wales Peregrine Monitoring Gp Ring number 4678727 (C ring). Found with metal detector under Peregrine roost/eyrie. Ad. Male ringed at Varberg, Sweden (on coast to south of Gothenburg)on 15th September 2016, and taken as prey by Peregrines on an unknown date since. Ring found on 6th January 2019.
Pied Wagtail NW Breconshire 28.10.18 ring only S Wales Peregrine Monitoring Group Wildbird ring X286794 Found by metal detector under a regular Peregrine breeding ledge. The Wagtail was ringed as a nestling at Cynghordy (Carms) on 28/5/11, and taken by a Peregrine as prey for themselves or for their chicks on a date unknown.
Tufted Duck, drake Llangorse Lake 10.10.18 Mark Waldron Light blue nasal saddle "B6C". Ring number EA678187. Ringed at Saint Philbert de Grand Lieu, France on 11/11/2014 aged "1A" (the year it hatched), weight 820g. It was then recorded at Cambre, A Coruna, Spain on 24/2/16 and 7/3/16. No other records. According to the cr-birding website, "this project started in spring 2004 and by beginning of June over 30 males and 10 females have been marked."
Blackcap (adult male) Neuadd Farm, Llangasty (roadside) 10/07/18 Andrew King Metal ring, right leg 4L36862. ICONA MADRID ring, ringed in Spain. Details to follow, but presumably winters in Iberia or south, and possibly breeds in the Llangorse area. Emily Durrant contacted me after finding this injured bird, hit by a car. It died overnight. Well done Emily for noticing it was ringed. Another example of how valuable it can be to check casualties/dead birds for rings. UPDATED 13/7/18 - Spanish Ringing authorities have confirmed that 4L36862 was ringed as a 1st-yr male Blackcap at Pantano de Vinuela, Periana, MALAGA on 8/11/2016. 1666 kms, 2 degs NNE, 609 days. Can only speculate that is was perhaps born somewhere in the UK in 2016, and the Malaga area may have been its migration pathway or even over-wintering area.
Canada Goose Caerphilly Castle moat 02/04/18 Mark Waldron Metal 5257895 This bird was ringed by Llangorse Ringing Group as age juvenile, sex unknown on 03-Jul-2011 at Llangorse Lake. This is the first report of this bird since. I saw this goose during a family outing to Caephilly Castle. Not surprised to find out it was one of "ours" but it does illustrate local movement.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 03/04/18 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Now nesting with mate, however due the high lake levels the nest has been placed in an area that will be very exposed and liable to disturbance once the flooding subsides.
Oystercatcher Llangorse Lake 29/03/18 Mark Waldron Metal “H18263” - probably missing a letter at the start of the combination. (BTO confirm ring number as FH18263) Roosting with mate. BTO have advised that this bird was ringed by Wash Wader RG as age at least 2 years in immature plumage, sex unknown on 11-Aug-2010 at Wainfleet Marsh, Lincolnshire, UK. This is the first report of it since it was ringed. This history confirms what has been reported in the "Breconshire Birds" annual reports. In the 2009 report it was noted that there were no "summering or confirmed breeding" reports. It would seem likely that this bird summered between Llangorse Lake and Scethrog in 2010 and then was reported as the bird "with a metal ring on right leg" in 2011 & 2012 before attracting a mate in 2013 but making an unsuccessful breeding attempt, and finally raising 1 chick in 2014, 1 in 2015, 2 possibly 3 in 2016 and a failed attempt in 2017.
Mute Swan River Wye, Glasbury 27.03.18 Andrew King Orange ring G88 left leg; metal BTO ring on rt leg. A male standing guard on a nest with 3 eggs, part-clutch.