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Sightings 6581 to 6586 of 6586.

Entry added by: Barry Weston on Fri 14th March 08, 08:14am Sighting location: Ystradgynlais. Sighting date: Thursday 13 March
Goshawk - male. Seen from Tawe Park looking towards Varteg Hill.

Entry added by: Andy davis on Thu 13th March 08, 10:49pm Sighting location: SN2882. Sighting date: 13th March 2008
Great Grey Shrike still about (same place) and stocking the larder (thanks Steve W.) .. though it doesn't get very full, it doesn't take long for it to devour a vole - I'd like to know what happens to the fur/bones though, they seem to disappear. Of note though, another unidentified predator had joined the GG today, a little bigger but same charteristics & nearly the same call. I've posted on bird forum, but the first response seems to be id'd as a crossbill (which it wasn't). It was interacting with the GG, calling across to it 20 or 30 ' away. All this time it was being mobbed by mistle thrushes/redwings... and the mistle won... as they do. It dived for cover into the ground- or to catch a mouse? if its ok please see http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=109360 for pics. Apart, 2 goosanders on lake, 3 goshawks at the same time nad plenty of meadow pipits on the Dame wall grass.

Entry added by: John Harper on Thu 13th March 08, 07:58pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 13.3.2008
CHURCH POINT: 1pr + 3 redhead Goosander, 29 Lapwing, 17 Curlew, 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3M+5F Goldeneye, 200+ B-h Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 12 Pied Wagtail just behind shoreline, at least 2 Mistle Thrushes singing, 15 Greenfinch, 11 Reed Bunting. AROUND HIDE: Redwing 35, 1 G-S Woodpecker, 1pr Treecreeper, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard and seen, 8 Sand Martin, 23 Cormorant, at least 2 Water Rail calling, 1 Heron, 55 L.B-b Gull, 400+ B-h Gull spaced out floating on water and energetically feeding on insects hovering (emerging?)

Entry added by: steven flaherty on Thu 13th March 08, 04:43pm Sighting location: back road from cynghordy to rhandamyn. Sighting date: 12 march 2008
3 x red kites, 4 buzzards, 2 jays, roost of 200+ starling

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Wed 12th March 08, 07:52pm Sighting location: Cathedine. Sighting date: 12/03/08
Garden activity today March 12th, an acrobatic Coal Tit,a Marsh Tit, Long Tailed Tits and a G.S.Woodpecker all visiting the peanut feeder. Two Robins getting territorial resulted in a vicious fight lasting for two minutes. Everthing scattered when a female Sparrowhawk landed on my front fence. Later a Red Kite overhead getting quite regular lately. See Pics.

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Wed 12th March 08, 01:22pm Sighting location: Belfont area. Sighting date: 09/03/08
12/03/08 Two female crossbills feeding on the concrete floor of the sheep feeding pen at the junction about 1 mile from where the Belfont Shrike was seen. At the 'T' junction where the sign points to the " Fishing " the pen is 50 yds to your left opposite a wooden gate to a house.

Entry added by: dave bevan on Wed 12th March 08, 07:28am Sighting location: usk resevoir. Sighting date: 11.03.08
great grey shrike in larches, female goshawk drying wings in conifers directly above larches

Entry added by: Andrew King on Tue 11th March 08, 07:10pm Sighting location: Glasfynydd Forest. Sighting date: 11th March 2008 lunch-hour
Seen within twenty minutes of each other, single Great Grey Shrikes at Usk Reservoir (SN827282) on larches, and Castle Drake clearfell (SN870245). Both have been at these locations since before Christmas.

Entry added by: Mike Hogan on Tue 11th March 08, 03:55pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 11/03/08
Llangasty point, brief visit, 13:40; singles of dunlin and redshank.

Entry added by: Steve Wilce on Sun 9th March 08, 07:56pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir. Sighting date: 09/03/08
Great Grey Shrike still in trees alongside island track. Bird using the Hawthorn tree (directly opposite the rough forestry track that goes off left of the island track ) as a larder. Found a field vole impaled halfway up tree which was later removed by the shrike.Also watched the shrike take and eat a small lizard(Commom i presume ). I have various photos of the shrike amongst other local birds which I would upload had I got a password. Been trying for a week by email - no luck !