Brecknock Birds - Ringing Page

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Records 1 to 20 of 345

Bird Location Date Name Ring / Tag description Comment
Curlew Llangorse Lake 21.02.24 Mark Waldron Red / Black 18 Back for its sixth spring. See records below for full ring history. This bird was last seen on its Pembrokeshire wintering grounds on 04/02/24 and is now at least 8 years old.
Carrion Crow Llangasty 10/01/24 Mark Waldron P69507 Very likely FP69507 ringed at Llangasty 15/05/2016 as an adult male.
Herring Gull Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 24/10/23 Nick Morgan Ring cohort:RED5 Ring code: F=N. Ring no.GY61811 Peter Rock has confirmed this to be a first winter Herring Gull, ringed pre-fledging as part of his urban gull scheme at Worcester on 29/06/23. This is the first sighting record since ringing took place.
Red Kite Penrhos Ystradgynlais Photo taken on 17/4/2022. Seen nearly every day. A Borsden Red right leg tag with the letters AH. Silver metal left leg tag. Seen for the last 3 years. I have also seen it with what I believe is its young for the last 3 years.
Curlew Llangasty 18/06/23 Mark Waldron Black 18 & metal BTO ring on rt leg/orange plastic ring above the left knee. Its mate is unringed.  
Red Kite Libanus 04.05.23 Mark Waldron Black left tag, blue right tag, "85". Metal ring number GC95713. Worming on a newly ploughed field. BTO reports this bird was ringed as a nestling on 24/06/2010 near Sennybridge that summered around the area in 2021 & 2022.
Barnacle Goose Derwentwater, Cumbria 19/04/23 Nigel Haslam B24, white ring round neck Seen on lake with about 8 other Barnacle geese, no visible tag for these.
Curlew Tretower area 01/04/23 Andrew King BINGO - got good views of the pair today.'Black 18' & metal BTO ring on rt leg/orange plastic ring above the left knee. Its mate is unringed. This bird (probable male) had been seen at Llangasty Point 10 days ago, and possibly at Llangorse some weeks before that. Great to trace one of these c/r Curlew back to its breeding territory. I completely missed the birds there last summer.
Curlew Llangasty Point 21/03/23 Andrew King White inscription '18' on black ring (rt leg), and orange/yellow plastic ring on left leg. Flew in at 5pm with 5 other Curlew. Returned to Llangorse Lake for its 5th spring to feed up prior to breeding at unknown location. Ringed at Gann Estuary, Dale, Pembs on 20/1/18, to where it returns to winter each year.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 15.03.23 Mark Waldron Yellow on right with metal below, White "53" on left. Previously seen at Llangorse Lake 15/05/21. It wintered 21/22 and 22/23 along the Severn estuary at Guscar Rocks and Aylburton Warth which are close together on the west bank of the Severn estuary, downstream from the release point at Slimbridge. Quite a number of the surviving head-started birds winter there. This Curlew was released on 10/07/2019 at an age of 45 days after being hatched at Slimbridge as part of a programme to rescue eggs from RAF airfields where the nests would otherwise have been destroyed. This is part of the Slimbridge WWT head start programme. The idea is that these birds would stay in the Slimbridge area and add to the local breeding population.
Mute Swan Crannog, Llangorse Lake 12.03.23 Mark Waldron Z43794 This bird was ringed by the Llangorse Ringing Group in January 2012 and is only one of two Mute Swan's ringed by the group since 1990. Also seen here 27.12.21.
Curlew Crannog, Llangorse Lake 05.03.23 Mark Waldron Red / Black 18. Back for it's fifth spring. Also present 12.03.23.
Oystercatcher Crannog, Llangorse Lake 05.03.23 Mark Waldron Metal, "FH18263". FH18263 was on the Acorn jetty 05.03.23 with 3 unringed birds. This bird was ringed by Wash Wader Ringing Group as age at least 2 years in immature plumage, sex unknown on 11.08.10 at Wainfleet Marsh, Lincolnshire. The ring was also read at Llangorse Lake 29.03.18 which was the first report since it was ringed, and part read there 02.03.22. This history confirms what has been reported in the "Breconshire Birds" annual reports. In the 2009 report it was noted that there were no "summering or confirmed breeding" reports. It would seem likely that this bird summered between Llangorse Lake and Scethrog in 2010 and then was reported as the bird "with a metal ring on right leg" in 2011 & 2012 before attracting a mate in 2013 but making an unsuccessful breeding attempt, 1 fledged young 2014, 1 in 2015, 2 possibly 3 in 2016, a failed attempt in 2017, 1 fledged from 3 chicks in 2018, failed attempts in 2019 & 2020, 1 fledged young 2021 and 2 in 2022.
Barnacle Goose Crannog, Llangorse Lake 05.03.23 Mark Waldron Nine new recoveries in addition to yesterdays: Blue: B04 / B11 / B16 / B24 / B29 / B36 / B37 Yellow: P27 / P28 Also seen: Blue: B03 / B06 / B09 / B12 / B13 / B14 / B17 / B21 / B23 / B25 / B26 / B27 / B30 / B31 / B32 / B35 / B38 / B39 / B46 Yellow: P25 / P29 / P33 / P34
Barnacle Goose Crannog, Llangorse Lake 04/03/23 Mark Waldron Blue rings - B01 / B03 / B06 / B09 / B12 / B13 / B14 / B17 / B21 / B23 / B25 / B26 / B27 / B28 / B30 / B31 / B32 / B35 / B38 / B39 / B46 Yellow rings - P25 / P29 / P33 / P34 All of these were recorded at Slimbridge WWT during 22/23 winter EXCEPT B39 that was not recorded at Slimbridge at all, I wonder where this one wintered or if it was just missed?
Barnacle Goose Crannog, Llangorse Lake 26/02/23 Mark Waldron Blue B21, B28, B30 and B35 with a fifth blue ringed bird that could not be read.  
Red Kite Libanus 08.02.23 Mark Waldron Black left tag, blue right tag, "85". Metal ring number GC95713. BTO reports this bird was ringed as a nestling on 24/06/2010 near Sennybridge that summered around the area in 2021 & 2022.
Black-headed Gull Llangorse Lake, Llangorse common 18/01/23 Mark Waldron Blue "TC37" Ringed as an adult in a breeding colony on 20/05/21 at Jezioro Biezdruchowo, Pobiedziska, Wiekopolskie, Poland. The only other sighting was at the same location 10 days after it was ringed.
Blackbird, male car park, Llangasty 20.11.22 Peter Seaman NFORM,Museum, ?SW7, ?902 [Full ring sequence is LB21902. This Blackbird has a history of having its ring number read off photographs at this site. Previously on 6th Dec 2020 and 7th Jan 2022. It had been ringed nearby (Llangasty) as a fledgling in summer late-2017.]
Cormorant Llangorse Lake, sailing club jetty 09.11.22 Mark Waldron Orange ring. A second year bird with an orange darvic ring but the code could not be read, this bird is likely from a ringing project based in Cheshire or Abberton Reservoir, Colchester.