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Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Tue 8th January 08, 09:52pm Sighting location: Scout Lane to BSTW. Sighting date: 8.1.08 - 14.00
Usk - 2 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, pair of Goosander and a Little Grebe. BSTW - 11 Siskin and a minium count of 116 Pied Wagtail being predated by male Sparrowhawk. Also at BSTW 'possible' Water Pipit - white belly and tail sides - but bird & conditions too soggy to be 100%.

Entry added by: Geoff Waldron on Tue 8th January 08, 05:44pm Sighting location: Brecon Canal. Sighting date: 8/1/7
Mandarin and Pintail still on Brecon canal at 0930

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 7th January 08, 09:27pm Sighting location: Blaenllia, Ystradfellte SN925164. Sighting date: 7th January lunchtime.
3 Crossbill flew over clearfell with a male in song/display flight. No sign of GGShrike. 6 Fieldfare at Tylegarw pitch. Male Stonechat at Felincamlais Pool.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Mon 7th January 08, 01:53pm Sighting location: Brecon Canal Basin. Sighting date: 7.1.08 - 13.30
257 Mallard and single Mandarin. No sign of Pintail last seen yesterday - maybe he was eaten after all!

Entry added by: Mich Maniakowski on Sun 6th January 08, 07:44pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake, evening walk from the church to the hide. Sighting date: 6 Jan
Plenty of ducks as usually, mainly Wigeon and Tufties, Goldeneye, some Teal, Gadwall, Shoveller, Pochard, coudn't spot the Scaups (gone?). Thousands of Black-headed Gulls, much less LBBG than a month ago. 1 Merlin and Common Buzzard. Several redpolls over, 1-2 Reed Buntings at the hide. Water Rails quite tame in front of the hide when it was getting dark. Amazing arrival of roosting Starlings.

Entry added by: STEVEN BUTLER on Sun 6th January 08, 07:40pm Sighting location: LLANGORSE LAKE Llangasty. Sighting date: SUNDAY 6/1/08
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Marsh tit Nuthatch 2 BullFinch 1 Peregrine Falcon

Entry added by: John Harper on Sun 6th January 08, 07:02pm Sighting location: Christmas Day Llangasty Cormorant. Sighting date: 6.1.08
Ref Andrew's sinensis suggestion, my old and trusty Peterson indicates that some OAP.carbos can have whitish heads; this seems backed up by the ultramodern Collins "Bird Guide" just acquired as a prezzy to myself. Having seen the (presumed) bird at Llangasty and casually and ignorantly dismissing it as "variation" I would be interested in knowing just how one could really tell OAP.carbos from true sinensis.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 5th January 08, 10:00pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake - Cormorant query. Sighting date: Christmas Day
In response to Peter Seaman's Cormorant query of 25.12.07. I had assumed it was an adult bird of British race 'carbo' race that has come into breeding plumage early. This race is the common one, but having studied Mark's photo on 'Gallery' I now conclude it is an adult bird of the Continental/Baltic 'sinensis' race in full breeding plumage. Adults of both races in breeding plumage do exhibit grey heads and white thigh patches, the latter quite obvious in flight. We used to get 'sinensis' in the County more regularly 10-15 years ago than currently. This race are habitual tree-nesters (rather than cliff) so you never know!!

Entry added by: Mischievous on Sat 5th January 08, 09:45pm Sighting location: Brecon Canal Basin ?. Sighting date: 5th January 2008
What ate the Pintail ?

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 5th January 08, 07:48pm Sighting location: Mynydd Aberyscir / Brecon Canal Basin. Sighting date: 5.1.07
112 Starling, 28 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Tawny Owl seen with 1-2 more heard nearby. Pintail remains at Brecon Canal Basin,