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 21 to 40 of 243

Bird Location Date Name Ring / Tag description Comment
Mute Swan Lakeside, Llangorse 19.09.16 Andrew King Blue 7CTJ Hauled out on 'Acorn' beach.
Sandwich Tern Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 14/09/16 Mark Waldron Yellow "A32" in black lettering on right leg. Metal ring on left. Ringed as a large chick on Ameland, West Frisians Island, Netherlands on 22/06/2014.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 20.04.16 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Still present but now with a mate.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 18.03.16 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Back on the canal at Brecon but alone.
Blackbird Peregrine Falcon eyrie, Breconshire 18.12.15 Andrew King LA36779. Blackbird ringed on Lundy Island, Bristol Channel in October 2007. Distance = 119 kms. Ring found (under NRW licence) by South Wales Peregrine Monitoring Group. A metal detector was used across the base of a Raven's nest used by a pair of Peregrine Falcon. The Blackbird was most likely taken as prey by the falcons. If you wish to learn of other wildbird ring recoveries (species and their history)found by this method at Peregrine nests in this county, then scroll back to pages 2/3 of this ringing page. Fascinating reading.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 08.01.16 Mark Waldron` Blue 7CTJ The Brecon canal basin regular has relocated to the lake.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal 16/11/15 Keith Noble Blue 7CTJ  
Mute Swan Llangorse- Lakeside pontoons 15.11.15 Andrew King 7HN_ ?? 4th digit obscured. Probably 7HNV last reported there in Sept 2014, so one to watch out for.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 06.11.15 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Still alone at the basin.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 21.10.15 Bridget Lewis Blue '7CTJ' as previously recorded by Mark Waldron  
Mute Swan Brecon - Canal Basin 03.10.15 Andrew King Blue 7CTJ Alone.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 20/09/15 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ  
Canada Geese Llangorse Lake 28.06.15 Andrew King Birds ringed at Lake Windermere: Red colour-ring BAVK (metal 5272600) handled during the 2015 annual goose round-up at Llangorse. Also AAKN (5272613) handled. Update - both these birds still present on 20th July. Llangorse Ringing Group: annually in late-June, the geese are rendered flightless due to moult of primary wing feathers. Rounded-up by canoe, and safely handled by licensed ringers and helpers. 550 geese this year, approx. half previously ringed, and half given new rings. Ring histories: BAVK - ringed Lake Windermere 2/7/13, then ring read by birder (Mark Waldron)telescope at Llangorse 22/11/13, then back to moult Windermere 28/6.14, then back to moult at Llangorse 28/6/15. GOOSE AAKN ; 2/7/13, ringed at Windermere, handled at moult catch-up at Windermere 28/6/14, and then handled at Llangorse catch-up 28/6/15. These two birds have presumably been travelling together, but why do they change allegiance between moult sites??
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, the Crannog 05/04/15 Mark Waldron Blue 7HSN History now provided - BTO metal ring ZY5615. Ringed on 20/9/2012 at Dothill, Telford, Shropshire. A male cygnet, one of 6.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 08/02/15 Keith Noble Blue 7CTJ With a mate. This swan has been seen on the Canal and at Llangorse Lake since 2008, having been ringed as a cygnet at Llandod in 2003.
Mandarin Crannog, Llangorse Lake 28/11/2014 Mark Waldron Female: white ring "L 379 EE GB9 14". Drakes white rings "L 375 EE GB9 14" & "L 380 EE GB9 14". The "EE" and "14" were sideways. These are British Waterfowl Association rings. Four of the five Mandarins carried the same style rings.
Lesser Scaup Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 17.10.14 Mark Waldron Orange nasal saddle, "VH" in black letters It was marked at São Jacinto Dunes Nature Reserve in Portugal about 1318km from Llangorse. Marked as a male juvenile (Euring code 3) on 20-12-2013 it remained there until 03-02-2014. 741g, 207mm of wing.
Mute Swan Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 11, 29 & 30.10.14 Mark Waldron Blue 7HJP  
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 05.10.14 Mark Fisher blue 7HTN also confirmed metal ring on other leg as ZY5636 [This latest report of Blue 7HTN (ZY5636) confirms this cygnet born at Llandrindod Wells Lake in 2012 continues to use Llangorse Lake - it has probably been here throughout since Mark F first reported it in April 2014.]
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake, the Crannog 05/09/14 Mark Waldron Blue 7HNV Blue 7HNV (ZY4128) was ringed at Llandrindod Lake as a cygnet (one of five) on 11/09/2012. No other reports have been made of this bird.