Bob Griffiths - Short-eared Owl
Keith Noble - Peregrine
Keith Noble - Cormorant
Keith Noble - Iceland Gull
Mike Williams - Red Kite
Goshawk - Mike Warburton
Yellowhammer - Jeff Slocombe
Kingfisher - Mike Williams
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Entry added by: Keith Noble on Tue 25th April 17, 02:23pm
Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 25/04/17
Six Swifts came through high while a few hundred Sand Martins, two House Martins and some Swallows swept low over the water. Perhaps 11 pairs of Lapwings present. On the Point one Ringed and 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Dunlin. Two White Wagtails there and another and a Whinchat at west end.
Entry added by: Jez smith on Tue 25th April 17, 08:06am
Sighting location: Newbridge on Wye . Sighting date: 24/04/17
First wood warbler heard singing as well as 30 nest boxes with Pied Flycatcher nests in
Entry added by: Valmai Williams on Mon 24th April 17, 06:51pm
Sighting location: Brechfa Pool. Sighting date: 24/04/17
Approx 60 black headed gulls present and very noisy. Mating and nesting. Pair of Mallard with 7 newly hatched brown ducklings. Also another 2 ducklings, 1 brown and 1 yellow busy in another part of the pond with no adults in view. 2 wheatears.
Entry added by: Clare Morgans on Mon 24th April 17, 12:42pm
Sighting location: Pen Cerrig Calch, above Tretower. Sighting date: 22/04/17
Two dotterel (possibly male) on ground (mobile phone photographs available).[NB change in location since first reported - scrutiny of mobile images confirmed as this location, as well as two females. Great find! VAK]
Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 23rd April 17, 11:26pm
Sighting location: MOD Epynt (by permit). Sighting date: 23/04/17
Birds few and far between - maybe the cold N wind, or possibly due to two foxes moving about. Best were a pair of feeding/displaying Curlew and another feeding single, Swallows plying their way north, 2 Wheatears and small flocks of M Pipits and Skylarks not yet sorted out territories. A pair of Swallow in an underground obs bunker have already placed a fresh rim of mud on a 2016 nest.
Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sun 23rd April 17, 10:44pm
Sighting location: River Treweryn. Sighting date: 15/04/17
41 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls were counted on the deck in the same area last Saturday below Coed Howell farm house (SN912252). All were in adult plumage and I assumed they were migrants that would soon be on their way - so there must be good feeding there to keep them in the locality for more than a week.
Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sun 23rd April 17, 09:33pm
Sighting location: Craig-y-nos Country Park / Tarrell Valley. Sighting date: 23/04/17
31 species around the park this afternoon the highlights being a Pied Flycatcher singing around a nestbox, a Redstart in song, 3 Dipper including an occupied nest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Willow, 2 Blackcap, 9 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, singles of GS and Green Woopecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 17 Canada Geese and 20 Mallard. On the way there a sheep field between Defynnog and Crai at Treweryn held 61 LBB, 1 juv GBB and 4 Herring Gull. Along the Tarrell near Libanus another male Pied Flycatcher and 2 Redstart all in song.
Entry added by: Nigel Starnes on Sun 23rd April 17, 06:10pm
Sighting location: Tirabad. Sighting date: 23/04/17
First Cuckoo of the year heard this morning
Entry added by: Steve and Sue Wilce on Sun 23rd April 17, 11:51am
Sighting location: Brecon Beacons. Sighting date: 23/04/17
A list of birds seen while out walking in the Beacons over the last week. 3 Peregrines. Female Merlin, twice in same location. Goshawk, carrying prey, (medium sized bird). Kestrel. Tawny Owl. 3 Cuckoos, all males. 2 heard, 1 seen. Pair of Redstarts. Tree Pipits, numbers building. Northern Wheatears on breeding territories. Three Pied Flycatchers, one pair at a nest. Green Woodpecker on ant hills, regular. Willow Warblers everywhere. 20 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and 4 Greenfinches, (back in my garden after a long absence).
Entry added by: M&W Evans on Fri 21st April 17, 09:29am
Sighting location: Lower Llangynidr. Sighting date: 21/04/17
Our first Swift of the year over the house in Llangynidr at 0920 this morning.