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Entry added by: Andy Davis on Tue 4th March 08, 06:01pm Sighting location: SN9595. Sighting date: 4th March 2008
Just out of county. Redstart flew in front of car on the B4518 about a mile or so west of Rhayader.

Entry added by: John Lloyd on Mon 3rd March 08, 09:12pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir. Sighting date: 3rd March 2008
The Great Grey Shrike in the same tree as described by Steve yesterday.

Entry added by: Charles Allum on Mon 3rd March 08, 09:58am Sighting location: Danyfan, Cwmgwdi, SO026262. Sighting date: 2 Mar 08
Following the acceptance for the Gallery of two indifferent photos of Goldcrest feeding on butter (barred for human consumption), the following anecdotal evidence of food acceptability is offered. The use of further butter at its current inflated price was unacceptable so I tried lard in the same feeder. The regular birds found this wholly acceptable and attacked continuously. The Goldcrest also continued to take its chances. On Sunday, 2 March, I had the first recorded vists of LT Tits to my feeding station since 2006. I saw six visits; the first and last a pair, singles betweeen. What I found interesting was their transfer of choice from peanuts to fat, in this case PURA pure vegetable fat, as Morrisons had no lard in stock. I had met in the store a good lady who said she had herself used it for birds with no trouble. Meanwhile the Goldcrest continued to flick around almost ignoring the fat, and was only seen to take two quick pecks in the day. The other regulars seemed happy to attack it. The Long Tailed Tits were back on the fat at first viewing on the Monday. In previous years they were only ever seen, earlier in the year, to make one daily visit.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Sun 2nd March 08, 10:34pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 1 March 2008
15 Curlew near Sailing Club late afternoon

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Sun 2nd March 08, 05:52pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir. Sighting date: 2/3/08 from 11.00 am
Great Grey Shrike in tall trees above the Island track, also Goshawk overhead. Four Crossbills and a female Reed Bunting in forestry just above the fishing permit hut. Redwings at bottom of dam amongst felled hedges.

Entry added by: Mich Maniakowski on Sat 1st March 08, 11:13pm Sighting location: Llangorse lake. Sighting date: 1 March 08
1 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, several migratory flocks of Lapwing, a pair of Stonechat + other standard species and numbers.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 1st March 08, 10:33pm Sighting location: Brecfa Pool / Brecon Town. Sighting date: 1.3.08 - 12.00 / 10.00
Brecfa Pool - 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 21 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 6 Teal, 17 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 47 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Mason's Row, Brecon - male Brambling, 6 Siskin, 3 Goldfinch and a Sparrowhawk.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 1st March 08, 07:06pm Sighting location: Mynydd Fforest/Llandefalle Hill. Sighting date: 1st March
145 w/p Golden Plover on the pipeline scar across common land, with additional flocks of 14 and 19 flying about, and 3 more on cut bracken. 1 msle Stonechat & 12 Fieldfare.

Entry added by: Andrew King/John Lloyd on Thu 28th February 08, 08:29am Sighting location: BTO Atlas training - 9th March. Sighting date: pre-book
Re BTO Atlas training morning, BBNP Mountain Centre 10am 9th March. There is a need to pre-book your place on this - please contact the_lloyds@dsl.pipex.com in advance. Thanks.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 27th February 08, 07:17pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 27 Feb 2008
A Redpoll with 20 Goldfinches in larches behind electricity station. On Usk 3 Little Grebes and a Kingfisher. Chiffchaff at STW. Regular Blackcap and 2 Bramblings in garden. (No pictures from me until insurers replace my camera, taken by thieves who smashed into my car and five others at Talybont waterfalls, were promptly caught by police, but only some property recovered)