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Sightings 6731 to 6737 of 6737.

Entry added by: Bryan Jones on Tue 29th January 08, 01:48pm Sighting location: -SN911441. Sighting date: 27/1/2008
RSPB Birdwatch results for my garden were 39Chaffinch,22 Sparrows,24Bt,9Gt, 5Dunnock,8Golfinch,11Greenfinch,5Blackbird,2Robin,3Nuthatch,2Gs,3Brambling,11Siskin. As I have done the BTO garden birdwatch for some 10years, this is the normal average of birds for the garden apart from the Brambling who have been here now for 3 days.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Mon 28th January 08, 10:07pm Sighting location: Roman Road, Trecastle. Sighting date: 28th Jan 2008
A flock of 59 Lapwing were present on the pipeline scar. This is the largest flock recorded at this site since Nov 2001. Also 10 Snipe present.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Mon 28th January 08, 10:06pm Sighting location: N/A. Sighting date: N/A
The ringing history of the 3 blue ring Mute Swans that have been in Brecon, '7BSZ', '7BUJ' and 7'CTJ', have been logged into the ringing page.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Mon 28th January 08, 10:03pm Sighting location: Brecon Canal Basin / Water Treatment Works. Sighting date: 28.1.08
Canal basin - low Mallard count of 157. 4 mute swans, two ringed '7BSZ' and '7CTJ' with unringed mates, unringed birds very aggressive and territorial with '7CTJ' and mate quickly leaving after their arrival. BSTW - c.60 P. Wags, single Goldcrest and a predating male Sparrowhawk. 3 RH Goosander on Usk along Island Fields.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Mon 28th January 08, 10:00pm Sighting location: Garden - nr Pontfaen. Sighting date: 26.1.08
RSPB Garden Bird Watch: 18 species favourites being 5 Redwing, single Marsh Tit and 2 Goldfinch. Sparrowhawk also put in a sucessful appearance.

Entry added by: Geoff Waldron on Mon 28th January 08, 01:01pm Sighting location: CF47 9HN. Sighting date: 27/1/8 1600 - 1700
Big Garden Bird Watch Results - 10 Robins, 6 BlackBirds, 30 JackDaws, 7 Crows, 5 Magpies, 2 Buzzards. Sparrows, Blue tits and Great tits where completely absent! This was on a piece of 'scrub land' near where I live.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 27th January 08, 10:21pm Sighting location: Garden - Pennorth. Sighting date: 27th January 3pm
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. An improved Chaffinch count of 18 brought with them a pair of Brambling - my first here in 16 years!! Ten other species included a Tree Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch and a Starling.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sun 27th January 08, 08:35pm Sighting location: Aberyscir. Sighting date: 27.1.08 - 16.15
4 Yellowhammer in road side hedge 200 yards north of Aberyscir.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sun 27th January 08, 07:13pm Sighting location: Various. Sighting date: 26-27th Jan 2008
22 species were recorded on the Forest Fach, Sennybridge, TTV (SN92D) on the 27th, highlights were 2 Woodcock (2nd bird noticably larger than first), 7 Snipe and a pair of Stock Dove in an area where they have been seen in the breeding season. 11 species were recorded on SN83S (Epynt)today. The forestry part was extremely quiet but 3 Crossbill were seen on an adjacent non-TTV square with one of the 2 females collecting nest material. A late afternoon visit to Y Gors, Trecastle yielded 24 species, the Snipe count equalled the previous record of 96 (2-3 times the previous counts this winter). Interestingly a single Snipe sp was seen moving off (silently) some 4 minutes before the Common Snipe started. I suspect this was a Jack Snipe but no other features could be noted. The Teal count remains very low here at 4-5 birds. A male Kestrel and Peregrine also present and several very large Starling flocks were seen moving towards the Epynt roost.

Entry added by: John Lloyd on Sun 27th January 08, 06:46pm Sighting location: Chwefri and adjacent Cwm Clyd Valleys. Sighting date: 27th January 2008
A pair of Willlow Tits in the Chwefri Valley and a single of the same species in the Cwm Clyd Valley. Both in suitable damp woodland. There is a BBS in the Chwefri site and neither I nor the other 3 observers who have done this square over the years have ever recorded Willow Tits there before. So it will be interesting to return in the breeding season. I have seen Willow Tits at two sites in north east Carms in the past few days so they seem to be particualrly visible at the moment.