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Entry added by: Alan Salter on Sun 2nd September 18, 09:31pm Sighting location: Beacons park, brecon. Sighting date: 02/09/18
Having my breakfast in the garden this morning brought me a single golden plover flying and calling over house.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Sun 2nd September 18, 08:13pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 02/09/18
One Little Egret on far shore from Llangasty. 5 Yellow and about 100 Pied Wagtails on Llangorse Common. (Counts of 70 Migrant Hawkers and 22 Painted Ladies between Llangasty and Llangorse)

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sun 2nd September 18, 04:23pm Sighting location: Crai reservoir. Sighting date: 02/09/18
A freshly dead Tawny Owl along the A4067 at Crai reservoir was not the best way to log this species for the site but it did bring up the 100th species I have recorded there. Also dismayed to find a Himalayan Balsam infestation that I had brought under control had been exacerbated by recent water pipe laying work. Earlier 8 Teal, adult and juv Little Grebe were eclipsed by a flock of 3-400 House Martin that flew in over the dam. Those were unlikely to be local breeders but the 100 or so House Martin over Castell du Sennybridge probably were (c30 Swallows there also). Defynnog church still had two active nests (2nd or 3rd broods) so they have not done as badly as I had first feared.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 1st September 18, 09:48pm Sighting location: Ffrwdgrech. Sighting date: 01/09/18
Two BTO Tawny Owl Survey tetrads tonight - not a hoot!

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sat 1st September 18, 12:49am Sighting location: Llyn y Fan Fawr. Sighting date: 01/09/18
A Merlin was the highlight of a walk around Llyn y Fan Fawr and Fan Brycheiniog (made up for the unconfirmed probable Merlin on Epynt on the 31st Aug). Also juv Goshawk mobbed by two Kestrels, 30 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 2 Wheatears, 7 House Martins, Whinchat, 1-2 Ravens, 5 Crows. Most birds down at lower levels. Near Belfont cottages and forestry there were 20 House Martins and a similar number of Swallows on wires and a Redstart.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Fri 31st August 18, 10:32pm Sighting location: Y Byddwn. Sighting date: 31/08/18
Also a spotted flycatcher on reserve

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Fri 31st August 18, 06:55pm Sighting location: Y Byddwn. Sighting date: 31/08/18
A swift among several hirundines flying East at midday.

Entry added by: Mike Warburton on Thu 30th August 18, 11:10pm Sighting location: Mynydd Llangatwg. Sighting date: 28/08/18
Covey of 12 birds which is by far the largest I have had up there since the late 80`s. Seven breeding territories found up there this year.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Thu 30th August 18, 09:43pm Sighting location: Aber & Llangorse. Sighting date: 29/08/18
Excellent conditions currently (after sunset) to participate in the BTO Tawny Owl Survey within 10km square SO02 Libanus to Aber. I did my two tetrads above Aber last night and heard one male in each. Conditions still, moonlit and cloudless. So intent was I listening that after 15 minutes a male hooted in the tree right behind me, jumped out of my skin! Fox cub seen well too. 4 Swifts over Llangorse Common today.

Entry added by: Radnor Bird Blog on Wed 29th August 18, 11:27pm Sighting location: Elan Valley. Sighting date: 29/08/18
On the Radnor bird blog Tony Ware reports a Purple Sandpiper feeding at the base of Caban Coch dam,"giving excellent views to many observers in the sunshine for 30 mins, before flying off down the river" and a Little Egret at Dolymynach reservoir.