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Entry added by: Tony Balshaw on Mon 24th September 07, 06:27pm Sighting location: Gilwern (Gwent). Sighting date: 22.9.07
In response to John's sighting of swallows - I saw about 200 swallows in a five minute period passing over Gilwern towards the river Usk on Saturday.This was at about 4.30pm.The movement was still continuing as I ended my observation.

Entry added by: John Harper on Sun 23rd September 07, 10:51pm Sighting location: Glangrwyney SO240160. Sighting date: 23 September 2007
At Gilwern,Gwent I noticed a hundred or so Swallows migrating down the Usk Valley this morning but thought nothing more of it. On the way back from Llangorse at 1800hrs, I saw hundreds of Swallows flying east between Crickhowell and Glangrwyney so got back pdq onto Gwent soil at the Bridge (since I am a GOS member primarily!). A few hundred were visible and audible but the majority were at 100-300m above ground level and unnoticed except with binocs - some were at the limit of x8 binoc view. 1820hrs: big wheeling flock of 1000 at 200-300m up. 1830hrs: 2000 Swallows mostly above eye sight height on north side of valley, circling occasionally but moving SE. 1840hrs: 1800 replaced the previous lot - same comments. 1845hrs: Swallows streaming SE on south side of valley; half minute counts gave 110, 100, 110, 180 = average of 250/min. Movement tailed off at 1700. Vast majority were Swallows; 10 Sand Martin IDed. Conservative estimate of 20,000 moved in that hour. I've no idea how long the movement was in progress. Except for the few heard and seen near the ground, most people would have been oblivious to the migration above ! Anybody else noticed them apart from Andrew ?

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sun 23rd September 07, 02:16pm Sighting location: Mynydd Aberhyscir - 09.15am. Sighting date: 23.9.07
3 Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk. Also 3 Grey Wagtail on a nearby pool.

Entry added by: Paul Leafe on Sat 22nd September 07, 08:12pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 22/09/2007
A Common Tern and 23 Cormorants at the lake today.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 22nd September 07, 06:06pm Sighting location: North of Epynt. Sighting date: 22nd September
At long last got to visit some sites;up to 4 Stonechat on four small commons, and 7 with a Whinchat at Gornoeth. 20 Raven over Cwm Chwefru. Several Red Kite & a Kestrel at both Comin y Garth & Epynt. At Comin Cefn Poeth had 180/hr E of Swallow, and 20 Siskin. On return, 40+ Stock Dove on reseed in Upper Chapel.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Fri 21st September 07, 08:08pm Sighting location: Brecfa Pool. Sighting date: 21.9.07 - 12.30pm
11 Snipe, 22 Lapwing, 1 f. Tufted, 3 Coot + 5 juv, 5 Moorhen + 5 juv, 5 Meadow Pipit and a Buzzard. On lane leading up, a huge flock of House Sparrow maybe 80-100+.

Entry added by: Steve Jones on Fri 21st September 07, 07:16pm Sighting location: Penrhos, Llanwrthwl. SN9762. Sighting date: 21/9/07 18.00
Merlin - a male perched on dead tree before heading south.

Entry added by: Charles Allum on Thu 20th September 07, 03:17pm Sighting location: DANYFAN, CWMGWDI, SO026262. Sighting date: 20Sep2007
At approx 1000 today, 20Sep, a lone hen Siskin landed in the tree which serves as waiting area for my peanut feeder. Almost instantly a leaf warbler plunged to dislodge it and then chased it vigorously until it had left the site. I thought it was a Willow Warbler but both this species and Chiffchaff have been here in the last two days chasing tits. This habit is well known but I have never heard of it being done to a finch? Is it usual?

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 16th September 07, 09:40pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 16th September
BTO monthly wildfowl count. Highlights were: 1 Bl-T Godwit, 7 Snipe, 54 Tufted Duck, 4 LGrebe, 105 ad Mute Swan+11 cygnets. Commotion at 08.30 when an adult Otter + 2 well-grown cubs arrived from Llynfi, fishing the west end eventually hauling a very large Eel into the reedbeds near the hide. Gulls & Tufties took real dislike to these piscine & avian predators.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 15th September 07, 10:06pm Sighting location: Mynydd Aberyscir. Sighting date: 15.9.07 - 16.00
A lingering male Whitethroat was on gorse bushes near a group of Stonechat