Brecknock Birds - Ringing Page

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Records 1 to 20 of 289

Bird Location Date Name Ring / Tag description Comment
Great Spotted Woodpecker Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 15/05/2021 Mark Waldron Metal ring "LK11108". This female was ringed by the local ringing group on 05/05/2021.
Red Kite Libanus 17.05.21 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. This is the first reported record since then.
Curlew Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 15/05/21 Mark Waldron White “53” / Yellow 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, however, now the birds are 2 years old and entering their first breeding season, three of the 50 released birds have been found as far away as Derbyshire and now Llangorse. After it's release it was noted in the Slimbridge area in July and November 2019 but this is the first report since.
Oystercatcher Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 20/04/2021 Mark Waldron Left leg - metal above knee, single blue below knee. Right leg - single blue above knee, orange above black below knee. Ringed on 18/01/2020 it was then only recorded on Southampton Water at Royal Pier on 23/01/2020, Cracknore Head on 24/01/2020 and Dibden Bay on 19/03/2020. It was seen again at Dibden Bay this spring on 26/03/2021. The ringing team comment that this bird was ringed as 1st winter bird ie hatched in 2019 so prob summered in Southampton last year and is now heading back to try to breed for first time this summer.
Curlew Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 20/04/2021 Mark Waldron Red / Black 18 See below...
Curlew Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 18/04/21 Mark Waldron Red / Black 18 Please see history below...
Curlew Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 13/04/2021 Mark Waldron Red / Black 18 See record below.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 19/03/2021 Mark Waldron Red / Black "18" Back for at least its third spring. It was ringed (BTO FJ06156) at the Gann Estuary, Dale, Pembrokeshire on 20 Jan 2018 as an adult male. Full ring history as follows: 20/01/2018 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 09/03/2019 - 13/03/2019 Llangorse Lake, 31/12/2019 - 03/02/2020 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 29/02/2020 - 07/03/2020 Llangorse Lake, 06/11/2020 - 08/02/2021 Gann, Pembrokeshire.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 16/03/21 Keith Noble Red on left leg, black with white on right leg Looks like 3E which was seen here on 23/03/20
Blackbird Llangasty car park 06/12/20 Mark Waldron Metal LB21902. This is a Llangasty local bird - It was fledged in 2017, ringed by the Llangorse Ringing Group on 10/8/17 and retrapped 25/10/17. No word of it since!
Mute swan Conwy castle 6/8/2020 Ryan Mottram Blue darvic ring 7JAC , MIX FLOCK OF GREENS AND BTO AND BLUE FROM CHESHIRE AND WALES . 7JAC 54 swans on site inc black swan 7am There was a couple of green Cheshire rings in the mix and also a welsh bto and four more blue rings welsh , and 1 blue from Cheshire.
Mute swan Troll bridge llangorse Lake 21/05/2020 Elizabeth Curtis Blue Leg Tag 7CTJ Found dead 3 days after hatching cygnets. Possible fox or mink. Cygnet and swan feathers in dried up ditch by nest and swan a little way down ditch. No mate around. [Sad news - 7CTJ has been well-reported locally for 12-13 years. Ringed originally as a cygnet at County Hall, Llandrindod Wells in October 2003, it remained around Llandod until Dec 2004. From 13/12/2007 it was regularly reported in Breconshire. On that date at Brecon Promenade, but then getting into an annual routine of sightings of over 10 years wintering on Brecon Canal Basin and breeding at Llangorse Common. No doubt it put up a strong defence defending its young, for which it has also paid the penalty. Thanks Elizabeth for reporting this here. AK]
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 24/05/20 Andrew King Metal BTO ring ZY5636. No colour-ring present. One of two dead swans at Llangasty. This bird has lost its colour-ring 7HTN between late-2014 and its death in May 2020. 7HTN was seen and reported on this blog by several observers at Llangorse Lake in April, May, July, August and October 2014 but not since. 2770 days, 37 kms SSE.
Lesser-black Backed Gull Libanus 07.05.20 Mark Waldron White K=Z, ring number GV43952. Feeding on plough with 55 LBB and a Herring Gull. The ringing group have confirmed this is a second summer female ringed in Cardiff on 09/10/2018. They also comment that this is the time for 2nd summer LBB’s to take a look-see at possible breeding places. She won’t be breeding this season, but there is a very good chance she will in 2021.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 23/03/2020 Mark Waldron Red / Black "3E" Curlew NW(3E), was ringed with BTO FJ23829 at Llanrhystud, Ceredigion as a 1st year on 19/11/2017 and hasn't been recorded since. It is now of breeding age and may be intending to breed locally? An interesting set of records from Llangorse is now accumulating, and the dates imply that the site maybe important as a pre-breeding feeding/roosting area for local birds. Hopefully, with the increased level of interest in curlew, presence on nearby breeding grounds will be confirmed at some point.
Feral Pigeon Brecon 04/03/2020 Mark Waldron C+353868146451 Presumed racing pigeon ring under St Mary's church tower.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 07/03/2020 Mark Waldron Red / Black "9A" This bird was ringed with BTO FJ23657 as a chick on 04/07/2017 at Ireland Moor, c20km N of Llangorse. This bird is now old enough to breed, and is likely to do so fairly locally. This is the first resighting since ringing.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 07/03/2020 Mark Waldron Red / Black "18" Still present.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 03/03/20 Keith Noble Red ring on upper part of left leg. I think this was Black 18 but I did not have good view of the right leg.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 29/02/20 Mark Waldron Red over left knee, Black over right knee inscripted "18" in white. This is the same bird that was present here last spring on 9 & 13.3.19. It was ringed (BTO FJ06156) at the Gann Estuary, Dale, Pembrokeshire on 20 Jan 2018 as an adult male. Full ring history as follows: 20/01/2018 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 09/03/2019 Llangorse Lake, Powys, 13/03/2019 Llangorse Lake, Powys, 31/12/2019 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 17/01/2020 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 24/01/2020 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 02/02/2020 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 03/02/2020 Gann, Pembrokeshire, 29/02/2020 Llangorse Lake, Powys.