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Sightings 6731 to 6737 of 6737.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 28th December 07, 05:13pm Sighting location: Brecon Theatre canal basin. Sighting date: 28th December lunchtime
Pristine drake Pintail and Mandarin both present. Shame no sun to really appreciate them.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Wed 26th December 07, 12:21am Sighting location: Pentefelin TTV 93A. Sighting date: 25 December 2007
A bicycle powered early Xmas morning was incredibly rewarding. On the way up to the TTV site a spent root field at SN 923 299 had a flock of 70+ Chaffinch with at least 2 Brambling, 3 Linnet and c30 M Pipit with Crossbill calling at Cefn Rhosan wood. This was followed by the richest TTV so far: 37 species over a full (unplanned) 2 hours. Highlights were very healthy numbers of House Sparrow in the village (25+). Yet another large flock of Siskin (17+), uncountable numbers of Starling (500+) around and near Maesporth farm. With permission I then covered a Pheasant shoot area and was immediately greeted by a pair of Willow Tit (second "new" site in two days). Moving up to Cefn Twrch 15 Snipe were flushed. Just as I thought things were going to return to normal as I was descending I noted a pure white heron lifting out of the new duck/fish pools just west of Pentrefelin village. Size, dark legs and contrasting pale feet eliminated anything other than LITTLE EGRET. The bird flew up, apparently following the Usk river valley upstream until it was out of sight past Yr Allt, Sennybridge (I will need some advice from BTO RO/Brecs committee whether this should be included as a TTV species before I log it). Merry Xmas and a HNY!

Entry added by: Peter Seaman on Tue 25th December 07, 01:08pm Sighting location: Scethrog and Llangasty. Sighting date: 25th December (and a happy Christmas Day to all)
1. My neighbour here in Scethrog reports a falcon complete with bells frequenting the area. If anyone knows a falconer who has lost one, it may be worth a look around this area. 2. Can someone more expert than I, confirm that the white-headed Cormorant on Llangasty point is a juvenile? My modest reference book does not help.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Mon 24th December 07, 10:10pm Sighting location: Brecon Canal Basin. Sighting date: 24.12.07 - 13.30
Drake Pintail still at Canal Basin at dusk (photo in Gallery). Mandarin still present with 248 Mallard. 2 Mute Swan one with colour ring '7BSZ'(listed on ringing page).

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Mon 24th December 07, 08:33pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 24 Dec 07
Chiffchaff still by Sewage Works, and drake Pintail among the Mallards near the Theatre.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Mon 24th December 07, 06:03pm Sighting location: Coed Ty-Mawr, Libanus, SN 97 23 and 97 24. Sighting date: 24th December 2007
Birds recorded (12:00-12:50) included Siskin 23, Bullfinch 4, Crossbill 8, Redpoll 2. By far the best record was a single Willow Tit - the first I have seen here since I started visiting this wood in 2003. Late news from Saturday 22nd Dec. A 2 hour TTV count of Forest Fach Sennybridge (SN92D) gave 26 species. Highlights were a single Woodcock, a flock of 8 Lesser Redpoll and Green Woodpeckers present/calling at 3 separate sites (probably territories). Only 2 birds were present on the semi-frozen unenclosed/top areas (M Pipit and Snipe).

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 24th December 07, 04:43pm Sighting location: Glasbury (RWye) at Ffordd Fawr. SO1840. Sighting date: 24.12.07 am
Walking the riverbank found 10 Goosander, 2-3 Kingfisher, 200 CGeese, 8 Teal, male Pintail, 40 Mallard, flock of 23 wintering Curlew (inexorable decline continues), 1 Little Egret, 1 Y-Legged Gull with 9 LBBG.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sun 23rd December 07, 06:34pm Sighting location: Mynydd Aberyscir. Sighting date: 23.12.07 - 16.00
Kestrel over Mynydd Aberyscir late in the day.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 22nd December 07, 08:36pm Sighting location: MOD Epynt - Upper Cilieni (access by permit). Sighting date: 22nd December 2007.
Atlas TTV - somewhat disturbed by Foxhunt and rain. Pleased with 20 spp in 2hrs, best being 2 singing Dipper, GWagtail, 27 Redwing, TCreeper, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker. A further hour spent scanning several sq miles of upland grassland firing range produced 2 CCrow & an overflying Goldfinch!!

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 22nd December 07, 05:04pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 22.12.07 - 12.45
53 Lapwing, 14 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye, 12 Teal, 5 Goosander, 2 Pochard, 2 GBB Gull, 80 Canada's, 37 Cormorant, 8 GC Grebe, 24 Mute Swan. Also 14 LT Tit and a metal ringed Song Thrush.