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26/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Barnacle Goose P25 which is paired with an unringed bird was fiercly defending 3 young goslings on the crannog island as they tried to make their way accross the Island through B01's territory. A pair of Canada Goose on the Acorn field had four goslings, 3 yellow and 1 grey, it did cross my mind that they may have adopted a Barnacle gosling?? On the sailing club meadows 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher (including the right leg metal ringed bird) one of which was making repeat journeys to the crannog island. Two family groups of Mute Swan with 3 cygnets at Llangasty and 6 at the crannog.
Added by Mark Waldron at 26/05/2024 19:23

25/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

From Llangasty side, good sightings of osprey hunting over this side of the lake at 1 pm - watched for 10 minutes before the persistent harassment of a small group of gulls caused it to move on. Four hobbies spotted further along, and cuckoo calling in the distance.
Added by Sue Shaw at 25/05/2024 15:22

24/05/2024 at Upper Llangynidr

First of our three new swift boxes taken today, plus several birds banging on the other two. The pair nesting under the soffit close by having returned earlier this month.
Added by Susanne Daum at 24/05/2024 23:58

23/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake (SO130261)

A Lesser Whitethroat singing in the hedgerow approximately 200 metres from the Llangasty car park when walking towards the hide, and another singing in second field hedgerow beyond the hide together with a Common Whitethroat, also 9 Summer Plumaged Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover in the receding flooded area (SO130261)
Added by Mark Spirito at 23/05/2024 16:08

22/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake & Park Wood

A Shelduck, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 drake Gadwall and 14 Barnacle Geese were on the flooded sailing club meadows today. On Sunday afternoon I visited Park Wood near Talgarth, territory counts were 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, and 5 Redstart. No Wood Warbler or Pied Flycatcher heard at all.
Added by Mark Waldron at 22/05/2024 23:53

23/05/2024 at Cwm Cleisfer

1 Wood Warbler, 4 Pied Flycatcher, c. 7 Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Kestrel. Patch of Welsh Poppy near the entrance, could possibly be native at that location (botanical detour!), also frequent Mossy Saxifrage in the screes at the top edge of the valley. Great views.. Could probably have seen the Osprey nest from up there!
Added by Chris Dyson at 20/05/2024 13:28

19/05/2024 at Cefn Moel

An abundance of Willow Warblers among the 45 species on the two BBS squares north of Bwlch yesterday morning, with 38 singing birds. Also, 6 Swift and parties of 10 and 7 House Martin respectively collecting nesting material from the muddy path. Singing birds included 7 Skylark, 18 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Redstart, 10 Tree Pipit, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. Two pairs of Wheatear, including a female visiting a probable nest site, 12 Stonechat pairs on territory and a pair of Spotted Flycatcher along Tremynfa Road, were also of note.
Added by John Lewis at 20/05/2024 12:36

19/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake (SO124271)

Ruff x 3 on Sailing Club Meadows, 07.30 - 08.30am. 1 male with 2 Reeves. feeding on the receding water's edge and viewed from the western wall. Male occasionally raising mantle feathers. (SO124271)
Added by Nick Morgan at 19/05/2024 12:15

19/05/2024 at Talybont reservoir

Osprey. flying north down the valley, with fish, being mobbed by a GBB gull at 0915 today. Reported to UVO.
Added by Peter Seaman at 19/05/2024 10:01

18/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Only 3 Little Egret on the roosting tree this evening. Earlier a pairof Shoveler on SCM and 13 Barnacle Geese and a male Pochard in the west bay of the lake.
Added by John Lewis at 18/05/2024 20:36

17/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

An Osprey flew east past Llangasty at 10.45 - see Gallery. At 11.00 an Osprey flew high south from the west end with a good fish, pursued by Jackdaws. Pair of Teal by the Point and a Dunlin. Two Oystercatchers there and later one on the Crannog. Huge morning emergence of damselflies, one or two Hobbies, one hunting so high as hardly visible.
Added by Keith Noble at 17/05/2024 22:29

17/05/2024 at Llangors Lake

8 Little Egret in the roosting tree this evening and 1 Oystercatcher on Llangasty point.
Added by John Lewis at 17/05/2024 21:19

17/05/2024 at Llangynidr

Two ospreys circling above Llangynidr at 8.30 this evening, one was quite low and called for a while, I couldn't see any signs of colour rings . They both drifted off south-eastwards towards Mynydd Llangynidr.
Added by Graham Motley at 17/05/2024 20:42

16/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Two Hobbies watched hunting Insects over Llangorse Lake
Added by Mark Spirito at 16/05/2024 12:58

16/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

3 Hobby together over west end. 1 Common Tern showing well over the lily pads and perched on marker posts. Pair Curlew and 1 LRP on SCM. 6 singing male Reed Buntings between Llangasty and SCM.
Added by Chris Dyson at 16/05/2024 12:57

15/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Little Ringed Plover on the point at Llangasty early this morning, also a Bar-tailed Godwit on the sailing club meadow.
Added by robert griffiths at 15/05/2024 18:30

15/05/2024 at LLangorse Lake

Tern probably a common. Perched on buoy by sailing club and then occasionally diving into the water to feed. Too distant to confirm whether common or arctic,
Added by Peter Seaman at 15/05/2024 18:29

14/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

An Osprey with blue ring 496 flew close past the Hide, see Gallery. This is the three-year old male from Clywedog that has also been seen at the Usk valley nest. Also a Black Tern among many low-flying Swifts and hirundines, two Whimbrel at SCM.
Added by Keith Noble at 14/05/2024 17:04

14/05/2024 at Glasbury Garden

First Spotted Flycatcher returned to the garden 2 days ago and today its mate arrived. The pair have been checking out last years successful nesting site on the rose over the living room window. Much circling and wing flicking displays so far. Fingers crossed for a rebuild and a summer treated to nest watching.
Added by Shelley Evans at 14/05/2024 10:35

12/05/2024 at Craig Cerrig Gleisiad & Fan Frynych

Amongst the numerous Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were 4 Ring Ouzel - one pair, one male fly by with beak full of food and another calling male some distance away. Also, 3 Cuckoo, 6 Lesser Redpoll, Mistle Thrush, 3 Raven, Red Kite, 3 Redstart, 2 Siskin, 7 Stonechat, Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat,
Added by Dave Denney at 13/05/2024 10:35

13/05/2024 at Usk Valley project area

With grateful help from supportive farmers and input from Curlew Connections Project volunteers and staff, 6 Curlew nests have been located, 5 so far fenced from large ground predators. Hoping all nests will go to hatch stage, after which further liason with landowners will plan to provide some protection for adults with chicks. However their wanderings are extensive and a lottery!
Added by Andrew King at 13/05/2024 08:51

12/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Bar-tailed Godwit with 3 Whimbrel on the sailing club meadow.
Added by Mark Waldron at 12/05/2024 16:59

11/05/2024 at Llangorse Lake

2 Black Terns mid lake at 7.45 until at least 10.00. No waders or wagtails seen on receding SCM floods except 3 Lapwing displaying in that area, 1 more on the point, 4 Curlew in flight over the west end. Male Pochard still. 1 Great Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron together.
Added by Chris Dyson at 11/05/2024 12:59

10/05/2024 at Craig Cwm-du

A Ring Ouzel sang on two occasions and at least 7 Whinchat territories were logged. A single pair of Wheatear, two Tree Pipit territories and 4 Lesser Redpolls. On the way back Curlew heard from the area of Maeswalter/Cwmbrynych. At least 3 Cuckoos across the walk from Forest Lodge
Added by Gareth Rees at 11/05/2024 00:42

10/05/2024 at Coelbren

Grasshopper Warbler and brief pulses of Nightjar were heard near Coelbren. On the way back took the rather busy old Trecastle road and enjoyed spectacular views of the aurorae with Hedgehog and then a screeching Barn Owl on the Trecastle side of Glasfynydd forest
Added by Gareth Rees at 11/05/2024 00:30