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Entry added by: Nigel Starnes on Mon 21st June 21, 09:51pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 21/6/21
Brief but good view of a Hobby near the hide this afternoon

Entry added by: Graham Evans on Mon 21st June 21, 07:32pm Sighting location: Llwyniago Libanus. Sighting date: 19/06/21
Good views of a Hobby flying over at treetop level, first sighting for this year.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 20th June 21, 09:45am Sighting location: Usk valley. Sighting date: 19/06/21
The rise and rise of Garden Warbler. Two BBS transect counts on recent mornings saw a return of 4 singing males to woods/scrub near Llangynidr, almost to their numbers of 15 years ago before a complete absence (related to pheasant releases perhaps?? which ceased 2 yrs ago), and 23 singing/alarming GW over 4.5km along the R Usk above Llansantffraed (access by arrangement). Also in the Scethrog/Pencelli area, one alarming fem Mandarin and another with 7 ducklings the first confirmed breeding on the River Usk in the county. Also Cettis Warbler still on territory & prob breeding, pr Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, LRP, Goosander. One alarming Common Sandpiper appeared to push her two small chicks under driftwood as a family of crows settled in the willows above. Other non-natives less welcome - Mink carrying largish black bird to its kits (juv Jackdaw?) and big increase in Japanese Knotweed since 2019.

Entry added by: Graham Hughes on Fri 18th June 21, 09:35am Sighting location: Llanfihangel Talyllyn. Sighting date: 17/06/21
Despite the last 3 days of mindless deafening strimming in our adjacent churchyard, a lone Spotted Flycatcher has returned to perch on the telephone wires to our house. First time in 3 years.

Entry added by: Mat Ridley on Wed 16th June 21, 09:17pm Sighting location: Llangorse lake. Sighting date: 16/06/21
Two adult and a juvenile lapwing on the point at Llangasty at 1300. Two well-grown young tawny owls, still with some down, flying well in hedgerows behind the church.

Entry added by: Steve and Sue Wilce on Tue 15th June 21, 06:21pm Sighting location: River Usk Peterstone to Brynich aqueduct.. Sighting date: 15/06/21
A two hour walk along the Usk today in splendiferous weather produced - three young Kingfishers, first brood probably with another brood hopefully to come. Two Common Sandpipers, two Green Woodpeckers, five Great Spotted Woodpeckers (three youngsters), two Spotted Flycatchers, a number of young Grey Wagtails and twenty plus Swiftts around the church and old vicarage. At least thirty Jackdaws perched in a tree in the field next to the church making their distinctive calls. A small number of Banded Demoiselles also flying near the river.

Entry added by: Mike Tompkinson on Tue 15th June 21, 08:11am Sighting location: Sarnau Pools. Sighting date: 14/06/21
Four-spotted Chaser. As with the others 2-3 weeks later than average.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 14th June 21, 11:26pm Sighting location: Dyffryn Crawnon (mid valley). Sighting date: 14/06/21
Male Cuckoo singing, 2 Tree Pipits singing, 3 Redstarts singing, Green Woodpecker, pr Blue Tit feeding young in an Ash tree-hole, several Buzzard and Red Kites, 2 family parties of fledged Raven of 4 and 2 young.

Entry added by: Mike Tompkinson on Sun 13th June 21, 11:45am Sighting location: Sarnau Pools. Sighting date: 12/06/21
First dragon than damselflies this year-Broadbodied Chaser and Emperor. 3 weeks later than normal. Hundreds of Azure and Common Blue damsels and a few Large Reds and first Blue Tail for 2021.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 9th June 21, 01:38pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 09/06/21
3 Oystercatcher at Llangasty and at least 14 GC Grebe on the water.