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24/04/2024 at Osprey view point

Spotted at the canal viewing point at 1pm
Added by Damion Williams at 24/04/2024 13:05

24/04/2024 at Osprey viewing point, canal towpath Talybont (SO10752382)

Osprey sitting on telegraph pole near solar panels (SO10752382)
Added by Robert Lane at 24/04/2024 13:03

23/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Hundreds of Sand Martins swarming over the lake in light rain this morning. Later, two Swifts over with Swallows and House Martins. Oystercatcher on the point chasing off a Sparrowhawk. Black-tailed Godwit, two Ringed Plovers and three Common Sandpipers on the flooded meadows.
Added by Nicholas Beswick at 23/04/2024 21:19

23/04/2024 at Sennybridge

First Swift high over the village a few minutes ago. 4 House Martin (first here 20th). Also a Bullfinch calling in my garden - a species that needs close attention as there have been large declines in the east of England (effects of bird feeder problems that have recently affected Greenfinch, Chaffinch etc).
Added by Gareth Rees at 23/04/2024 19:04

22/04/2024 at scethrog

2 swifts soaring and circling above the tower and 30 plus sand martins sweeping low on the fields and river
Added by Ellen Walsh Moorman at 23/04/2024 15:18

23/04/2024 at River Usk, Llangynidr

Quite quiet along river today apart from pair of Common Sandpiper below the bridge. Male and two female Goosander seen from the bridge last Saturday. The Pintail seen on the canal last month spotted again last Sunday on small wooded stream to SW of village, again with two mallard.
Added by Graham Morley at 23/04/2024 13:26

22/04/2024 at Crai village

Optimum still conditions for detecting Snipe territorial behaviour over last few evenings. Ten drummers in the Llia valley last night (max. 3 together). This evening 10-11 drumming (max 3-4 drummers) over the boggy areas to the south of Crai village and on to the lower slopes of Fan Gyhirych. All from roadsides (A4067 and minor road to Senni) so probably more on the upper slopes
Added by Gareth Rees at 22/04/2024 21:50

Comments (1)

Andrew King at 23/04/2024 07:17: Brilliant surveying Gareth. Sounds like the decent Snipe numbers over winter and the remaining wet conditions have tempted more to stay on to attempt to breed.

22/04/2024 at Llangorse lake

Swifts. about 15, high over the lake. Still no sign of the purple heron, despite 5 visits in as many days!
Added by Peter Seaman at 22/04/2024 17:22

21/04/2024 at Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych

2 Cuckoo and 1 Ring Ouzel heard, Willow Warbler, Raven, Redstart, several Stonechat, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Raven, Siskin.
Added by Dave Denney at 21/04/2024 17:13

21/04/2024 at Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

Afternoon walk from Brecon to Talybont. Highlights were Curlew heard in fields near the Cambrian Cruisers marina, Mute Swan nesting at the marina and Chiffchaff with nesting material nearby. Pied Flycatcher checking out a nest hole in woodland beyond the marina, Dipper in a stream under the canal, Goosander on the Usk, Redstart near Talybont, Treecreeper, Bullfinch, Stock Dove, numerous Sand Martin nearer Brecon.
Added by Dave Denney at 21/04/2024 17:09

21/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

2x common swift, 4x common sandpiper 1x black tailed godwit 06:45 to 9:15 this morning going between the hide and the flooded fields hoping to see the Purple Heron but no luck (AGAIN!) 2X Common Swift seen amongst a mobile flock of martens and swallows over flooded fields and west of lake - 4x common sand and 1x blackwit out in the middle of the flooded fields
Added by Scott Larman at 21/04/2024 09:42

20/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Saw the Purple Heron at 10.45, it flew from marsh west of hide and circled before heading off over the willows. Nice find Carlton! Also 2 pairs Gadwall, pair Shoveler, a handful of Teal in the edge of the willows and quite a few Tufted Duck still. Didn’t see the Garganey. 2 LRP and 3 Lapwing. All on SCM floods.
Added by Chris Dyson at 20/04/2024 16:13

20/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Purple Heron still at Llangorse. Seen at 12:00pm over hide flying East. Will post photo also
Added by Jake Cohen at 20/04/2024 14:16

19/04/2024 at Tirabad

First solitary Swallow over the village this evening
Added by Nigel Starnes at 19/04/2024 19:45

19/04/2024 at Llangorse lake

A Greenshank was present throughout the 2 hours I spent at the sailing club floods along with many hundreds of Sand Martins and a handful of Swallows and at least 2 House Martins. Finally in the last 10 minutes the Garganey came into view for several minutes in the company of 3 Gadwall but everything was flushed by a flyover Osprey. Redstart, Garden Warbler and Reed Warbler in song. 40 Teal and single male Shoveller were also there but only a single pair of Tufted Duck
Added by Gareth Rees at 19/04/2024 14:52

18/04/2024 at Treath Mawr/bach Mynydd Illtyd

On reading the (excellent) last 2022 Brecknock Bird Report I was concerned regarding the breeding status of Common Snipe on the bogs of Mynydd Illtyd . Poor survey conditions tonight but as well as 6 wintering birds flushing there were three chipping birds (2 on Traeth Mawr, 1 distantly on Traeth Bach). One of these (TM) eventually drummed. Further surveys planned as there is probably thinning but not yet a loss. Maybe the soaking recent conditions have restored this species? On Camlais pool there were 5 Curlew (thermal assisted). A Barn Owl was a surprise (given conditions) near Cwmbrynich on the bend before the steep descent back to Defynnog.
Added by Gareth Rees at 18/04/2024 23:48

Comments (1)

Andrew King at 19/04/2024 21:08: Gareth - your report of Snipe showing signs of breeding on Mynydd Illtyd is the second this week of chippers/drummers up there. Conditions partly responsible for sure. AK

17/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Evening visit. Purple Heron in Ty Mawr field before flying off towards the flooded fields. Flew back towards the point after being put up by a very low flying Chinook. Flooded fields had, amongst others, Ring-necked Duck, Garganey, Shoveler, Tufted duck, Teal as well as 6 Curlew and 4 Little Egret put up by a Goshawk. 2 Yellow Wagtail with 4 Pied Wagtail by the wall. Two Barnacle geese flew over. Lots of Sand Martin over floods and lake.
Added by Dave Denney at 17/04/2024 21:16

16/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake.

Purple Heron, one flew from marshy area, behind willow, west of hide and finally lost to view as it headed to west end of lake. Several good but brief views as it flew along edge of lake but obscured by willows. Also noted, Ring-necked Duck seen from hide with 4 Pochard and 3 Tufted. Teal c30, Shoveler 8-9, Goosander 1, Gadwall 8, little Egret 1, Grey Heron 2, Snipe heard, Common Sandpiper 1 on point from carpark. Oystercatcher 1, G B B Gull 1, Tree Pipit 1, Redstart 2-3, Reed Warbler 1-2, Sand Martin 80+, Also at Brechfa Pool, Curlew 4.
Added by Carlton Parry at 17/04/2024 10:34

16/04/2024 at Cathedine

0800, Merlin flying towards me along the road.
Added by Graham Hughes at 16/04/2024 19:10

06/04/2024 at Canal above The Rectory, Llangattock

Re possible Wryneck at Ffywyddog - funnily enough I was walking on canal above Llangattock a couple Saturdays ago when heard what sounded a bit like a distant little grebe from the field below the canal and by the lane that leads to the Rectory - Wryneck was one of the possibilities that crossed my mind at the time, then I instantly forgot about it until I saw the other report today
Added by Graham Motley at 16/04/2024 17:09

13/04/2024 at Privat garden in the Ffawyddog area above Llangatt...

Without being 100% sure, there's a possibility we may have heard a wryneck making repeated calls in some old trees in a friend's garden last Saturday afternoon. If you're in that area, please keep ears and eyes open.
Added by Susanne Daum at 15/04/2024 14:06

14/04/2024 at Llangorse Lake

Gentle mid-morning to early afternoon stroll in fine but cool weather from Llangasty car park to the wall to view flooded meadows. 64 species. Highlights: 8 Greylag Geese, 1 male Garganey and 1 male Ring-necked Duck on floods with 33 Teal, 8 Gadwall and pair of Shoveler ; 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 immature Goshawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper warbler reeling, 16 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow warbler, 3 Cetti's , 11 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Swallow, 4 male Redstart, pair Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, pair of Bullfinch. Noted 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap nest-building. Floods mean we still have decent wildfowl around the lake on a Sunday, in spite of the Water Skiers.
Added by John Lewis at 14/04/2024 18:17

14/04/2024 at Cathedine Common.

Early morning visit. 2 Stock Dove, 1 male Pied Flycatcher, 2male, 1 female Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit.
Added by John Lewis at 14/04/2024 18:01

14/04/2024 at battle, brecon.

Garden warbler in the garden this afternoon.
Added by Peter Jackson at 14/04/2024 16:43

14/04/2024 at Buckland Hill

Male Cuckoo calling on Buckland Hill only heard it. also Pied flycatcher, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (m)
Added by Gary Jones at 14/04/2024 16:22