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Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Sat 18th November 17, 09:46am Sighting location: Various. Sighting date: 17/11/17
There have been up to 500 Starlings in an Ash tree in my garden this week, thankfully they have now moved on - I like Starlings but not that many around my house. Around 200 Canada Geese are also regularly feeding in a stubble field near my house. We have about fifty Goldfinches in the garden every day and also a flock of about twenty Chaffinch with two Brambling associating with them. There are no Brambling at Buckland hill forestry this autumn and there are unlikely too be any because there is no 'Beech Mast' there, as opposed to last winter where it was in abundance. However, there is a loose flock of Fieldfare and Redwing and I had the pleasure of seeing eight Bullfinch in one small bush there. At Llangasty one of the GW Egrets was near the car park but flew off as soon as I arrived, albeit very quietly - so spooky! A nice sighting of a Kingfisher briefly in the reeds also near the car park. At Brecon CC field, I could hear a Hawfinch 'PIX' quite plainly and then a bird flew from the Hornbeams to the Oaks near the tennis court. A flight view for about 5 secs, probably the lone female again.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 15th November 17, 11:19am Sighting location: Brecon CC. Sighting date: 15/11/17
Single female Hawfinch in the hornbeams, 10am. Flushed several times by Army 'choppers', until it gave up there and went to feed on ivy berries in the compound by the tennis courts. Good views. Dipper singing, Redwings, Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinches.

Entry added by: Bob and Gwil Griffiths on Tue 14th November 17, 08:45pm Sighting location: South Brecs. Sighting date: 14/11/17
A flock of about 100 Redwing and Fieldfares, a Merlin, and Jay in Cwm Llia with a Dipper on the upper moorland reaches of Avon Llia. On Mynydd Illtyd a Kestrel, several Kites and a Stonechat. On the river near the cricket ground a solitary f. Goosander. At Llangasty a party of 12 Greenfiches, GW Egret and 2 Stonechat.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Mon 13th November 17, 08:25am Sighting location: Babel. (SN835365) Sighting date: 12/11/17
1 lapwing sighted feeding in field after initially hearing its call.

Entry added by: Dave Whitehead on Sun 12th November 17, 01:34pm Sighting location: Cwn Oergwm. Sighting date: 12/11/17
1 woodcock flushed as I headed up the valley and 1 snipe as I came down the mountain. Very little else

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 11th November 17, 10:53am Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 10/11/17
Red-crested Pochard off hide now in full plumage - presumably the same eclipse male that was hanging about in September. Also 2 GW Egrets now favouring Retreat Field nr carpark at Llangasty. Female Stonechat.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Thu 9th November 17, 07:20pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 09/11/17
.......and still the Starlings come. Estimated roost in Llangasty reedbeds tonight of 150,000+. All came in 16.15 - 16.40pm and settled initially over ca. 3 tennis court sized area of reeds right in front of the hide, before slowly redistributing around the western shoreline from 16.40pm. SpHawk and Goshawk made strikes at them. Prior to their arrival, 30 Goldeneye and 210 Tufted Duck & 1 Pochard counted.

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Wed 8th November 17, 07:22pm Sighting location: Bwlch / Cathedine. Sighting date: 08/11/17
A 200-250 strong mixed finch flock flew across the valley today, seen as I was working in my garden. Later there was a male Brambling in my garden with a small Chaffinch flock. There must be more Brambling and maybe a Hawfinch, (given the current irruption that is taking place), in that big flock. They look to be feeding on the stubble fields around Bwlch and Cathedine.

Entry added by: Shelley Evans on Tue 7th November 17, 06:44pm Sighting location: Glasbury garden. Sighting date: 07/11/17
100+ Redwings have already completely stripped my holly trees of berries over the last few days. Very noisy til the Sparrowhawk put in an appearance then deathly hush followed by frantic scattering in all directions. Today surprised to see a pair of Blackcaps feeding on Cornus berries outside the front door.

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Mon 6th November 17, 06:47pm Sighting location: Brecon area.. Sighting date: 06/11/17
No luck at the Hawfinch site this morning but the fields were being cut by a very big and noisy ride-on lawn mower. In addition to this there were three sets of barking dogs with equally noisy owners calling them. I abandoned it as a bad job but not before seeing six Bullfinches, four males and two females. A few more good cold and frosty days are needed to bring the leaves down and improve visibility. Later driving up to Buckland Hill there were four Brambling feeding where the two hairy pigs are kept half way up the tarmc road.