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Displaying records 3376 to 3400 of 3429

28/01/2017 at My garden

RSPB big garden birdwatch with my brother and dad. We saw 22 House Sparrow, 8 Starling, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw and a Rook. Also a Mistle Thrust and a Collarded Dove flew past.
Added by Chloe Waldron at 28/01/2017 12:25

27/01/2017 at Taf Fechan Reservoirs

Pentwyn Res'r - 2 Heron, 13 Goldeneye and an early-return Gt Cr Grebe. Pontsticill Res'r at dusk - 3400 Herring Gull, 3 LBBGull and 15 BH Gulls to roost. Single Cormorant. 3 Gt Cr grebe there was a surprise.
Added by Andrew King at 27/01/2017 21:27

27/01/2017 at Buckland Hill

A flock of mixed chaffinch and Bramblings still around the hill.
Added by David Whitehead at 27/01/2017 18:22

23/01/2017 at Mynydd Penyfal & Llangenny

Bright sun brought out 32 species, and a few songsters. Best were 60 Linnet in a weedy fodder beet field, Green Woodpecker, 4 LTTits, 2 Goldcrest, pr Dipper, 4 Siskin and a male Yellowhammer. 20 Rook back in a rookery.
Added by Andrew King at 23/01/2017 21:27

23/01/2017 at Tirabad

Two Woodcock in Cynghordy road just outside Tirabad at 07:30 this morning .
Added by Nigel Starnes at 23/01/2017 21:15

21/01/2017 at Cwm Gwdi / Held Wood

My winter Tarrell Valley list has climbed by two species to 61 this week after a Tawny Owl near Libanus a few days back and then 2 Snipe which flushed from a spring on the otherwise frozen banks of Cwm Gwdi (these Snipe are actually my 100th species in the valley which is fairly respectable seeing as there is no large open water habitat). Also around Cwm Gwdi were 1 Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Robin, 1 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Crow, 1 Magpie and a Raven. A little better at Held Wood with 3 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Bulfinch, 4 Coal Tit, 7 LT Tit, 8 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 9 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Crow and a Buzzard. I've set myself a target of 65 species in the valley this winter so with Andrew's post below in mind I hope those Crossbill are heading my way - anyone fancy flushing some Waxwing over the Usk for me?
Added by Mark Waldron at 21/01/2017 22:37

21/01/2017 at Illtyd & Llangasty

4 male Crossbills flew over Traeth Mawr this am - first I have seen anywhere this winter due to failure of Spruce seeding. At dusk tonight 16000 Starlings roosted in reeds by Llangasty hide, but no murmurations even with the interest of 3 fem Sparrowhawks.
Added by Andrew King at 21/01/2017 18:46

21/01/2017 at Ambulance station above Brecon Hospital.

27 Waxwing this morning trying to feed on 2 Rowen trees but continuously chased away by a Mistle thrush.
Added by David Parsons at 21/01/2017 13:50

21/01/2017 at Llangynidr (SO152202)

On way to post office spotted Four or five waxwings feeding on berries in bush overhanging garden wall by barriers to Llangynidr bridge about 12:30pm today, Saturday - they were a bit unsettled due to house owner being in garden and didn't stay long flying off over Sardis chapel (SO152202)
Added by Graham Motley at 21/01/2017 11:40

20/01/2017 at Brecon

I saw a wonderful flock of around 30 waxwings in the riverside trees in the fields just south of Llanfaes Bridge, Brecon yesterday. They stayed around for 30 minutes or so and flew off.
Added by Ruth Lloyd at 21/01/2017 07:48

20/01/2017 at Talybont Reservoir

Great grey shrike in car park halfway up, really close views on hawthorn bushs by roadside but kept flying to tallest spruces on waters egde. Plus 25+ little grebe 17 goldeneye and 6 goosander.
Added by David Whitehead at 20/01/2017 15:18

19/01/2017 at Brecon

FINALLY on 4th attempt I too have seen the Waxwings (30). Searched from 1.30pm hosptial, driving centre etc and finally located them at 2.30pm by Infant school Bellevue area. Very flighty briefly settled in tree then off in direction of Cathedral/Priory Groves. In vicinity of driving centre 12 Blackbirds, 8 Bullfinches and 6 Redwing feeding together on berries.
Added by Shelley Evans at 19/01/2017 18:02

19/01/2017 at Brecon

Thirty Waxwings at the driving centre this morning in very cold misty conditions. Then flew off towards centre of town. Not seen again!
Added by Steve Wilce at 19/01/2017 16:55

18/01/2017 at Mynydd Illtyd (SN963260)

Green sandpiper by Camlais Fach near road bridge just to north of Traeth Mawr. Female stonechat nearby. c. 20 cormorants flying in formation west over Glangwyney earlier in morning. (SN963260)
Added by Graham Motley at 18/01/2017 20:27

18/01/2017 at Mynydd Illtyd / Brecon

WeBs count on Mynydd Illtyd today gave a good count of 77 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron and a Water Rail. Also of note around the count area were 3 Mipit, 1 Reed Bunting and a Grey Wagtail. Down to Brecon afterwards to look for Keith's Chiffchaff's. The Siberian was showing well feeding among the rosehips at the far end of the sewage works lane and a single "common" gave a good comparison. No calls heard. Also 2-3 Mipit and loads of Goldcrests. Finally the 33 Waxwing were feeding on a rowan near the driving test centre before flying off toward the barracks.
Added by Mark Waldron at 18/01/2017 16:34

18/01/2017 at Brecon

Waxwings 33 below Hospital by 3.00, 18.1.17
Added by Keith Noble at 18/01/2017 16:32

18/01/2017 at Brecon

25 Waxwings arrived in trees above main entrance to Hospital car park at 2.00
Added by Keith Noble at 18/01/2017 14:18

17/01/2017 at Ystradfellta to Mynydd Illtyd

We were watching a flock of about 200 Starlings accompanied by a few Jackdaws when a Goshawk entered the scene at speed scattering the flock to a nearby hedge - but with no successful outcome. A Kestrel at Carn yr Arian.
Added by Bob and Gwil Griffiths at 17/01/2017 19:11

16/01/2017 at Llandyfalle Hill (Nant-yr-arian)

50 Golden Plover roosting plus mixed flock c 200 Starling, Redwing and Fieldfare feeding in muddy sheep field.
Added by Shelley Evans at 17/01/2017 16:57

17/01/2017 at Halfway Forest/Gamrhiw

22 species, mostly around the old Gamrhiw farmstead. Best were 60 Redwing, 9 Bullfinch on Ash keys, 12 Blackbirds, Woodcock, single Red Kite and male Goshawk. On return, decent count of 23 Blackbirds feeding together on the small playing field behind Brecon Theatre.
Added by Andrew King at 17/01/2017 15:44

17/01/2017 at Brecon

Siberian and two 'common' Chiffchaffs in the lane beside Brecon STW with many Goldcrests etc, 9 Grey Wagtails and another in Canal Basin.
Added by Keith Noble at 17/01/2017 14:16

15/01/2017 at Glasbury to Hay (vicinity of Upper Sheephouse)

Although Canada Geese regularly fly upriver at Glasbury they seem to have foresaken the usual spot at Fford Fawr in recent months. So set out to track them down: Found 160 Canadas plus 38 Mute Swan in fields between R Wye and Upper Sheephouse between Glasbury and Hay. No sign of Whooper or Bewick though hedgrows made some difficult to see and probably worth keeping an eye out in case. Man with shotgun heading for the flock fired into the air and all took off but Canadas resettled a couple of fields away with Swans scattering many taking to the river.
Added by Shelley Evans at 15/01/2017 18:00

15/01/2017 at Llangorse Lake & Llangynidr

BTO monthly WeBS count today: drake Pintail (1), Canada Geese (323), Wigeon (247), Gadwall (51), Shoveler (41), Tufted Duck (190), Goldeneye (51) and Goosander (29) had all increased since December WeBS. Also saw 2-4 Gt Wh Egret, 1 L Egret, 1 male Mandarin. While inputting data onto the BTO website, I noticed this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of the first 'duck-count' at Llangorse under this Survey. Impressive - only 3 winters were missed in the late-'70s. No Waxwing seen in Upper Llangynidr this pm.
Added by Andrew King at 15/01/2017 17:53

15/01/2017 at Glasbury - Ffordd Fawr

WeBS count today: 7 Cormorant, 1 Goosander, 6 Grey Heron, 150 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 22 Teal and 21 Wigeon. Also 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Red Kite. c 75 BH Gull and c 200 mixed Corvids thermalling. River level slightly higher than last month but still low for the time of year.
Added by Shelley Evans at 15/01/2017 17:51

15/01/2017 at Talybont Resrvoir.

pair of stonechat hunting in long grass directly in front of old Talybont hide today. Otherwise 18 L Grebe, 1 cormorant, 1 G heron, 2 pair Teal, 3 mallard, 1 drake and 3 female goldeneye and 1 moorhen.
Added by Peter & Barbara Jackson at 15/01/2017 16:13