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Entry added by: Keith Noble on Fri 28th January 22, 12:29pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 28/01/22
Big Garden Birdwatch, Brecon, 32 birds of 14 species: Jackdaw 2; Woodpigeon 2; Blackbird 5; Robin 1; Dunnock 1; Great Tit 1; Coal Tit 1; Blue Tit 3; Greenfinch 1; Chaffinch 4; Goldfinch 7; Siskin 2; House Sparrow 1; Goldcrest 1. Overhead, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kite, 1 Goshawk.

Entry added by: John Lewis on Thu 27th January 22, 09:52pm Sighting location: Buckland Hill. Sighting date: 27/01/22
Buckland Hill. Late afternoon to dusk visit. 31species. Highlights: 1 Mallard ( a rarity here!), 3 Woodcock flying from the wood to a boggy area at dusk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker -male, 1Jay, 2 singing Mistle Thrush and 1 SongThrush, 1Fieldfare, 1Redwing,1 m Stonechat - first returnee, 1 Greenfinch, 16 Siskin. Watching the gulls flying over the pass to roost at Lla ngorse Lake, observed that Herring Gulls are generally 20 minutes later than Lesser Black-backed Gulls and no BH Gulls take this route

Entry added by: ALAN J SALTER on Wed 26th January 22, 11:04pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 26/01/22
11 greenfinches at Llangasty Church this afternoon.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 26th January 22, 10:59pm Sighting location: Breconshire's Rookeries. Sighting date: 26/01/22
WELSH ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - ALL-WALES ROOK SURVEY. This rookery survey to be conducted in March/April is now open for volunteers to book priority tetrads (2x2 km sq). Rooks appear to be in steeper decline than elsewhere in the UK which makes this a timely and important survey. It is also very simple!! You do not need to be a member of WOS or BTO, just check what is involved on the WOS website at http://birdsin.wales The map will show you the vacant tetrad squares, but all rookery counts will be important this year as Breconshire is conducting a county-wide survey to compare with previous surveys in 1996 and 1975. Please get involved. Thanks.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 26th January 22, 05:13pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 26/01/22
12 Great White Egrets on shallow-flooded SCM, with 11 Pintail, 12 Shoveler, 34 Teal. 22 Little Egrets in Rushy Field. One Lapwing, 7 Snipe

Entry added by: Shelley Evans on Wed 26th January 22, 03:34pm Sighting location: Glasbury Fford Fawr. Sighting date: 26/01/22
WeBS count today - more on the river itself than usual. 100 Mallard, 50 Wigeon, 45 Mute Swan, 25 Teal. 5 Littel Egret, 5 Goosander, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Canadas, and 1 Oystercatcher. Also 4 Red legged Partridge, 50+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing

Entry added by: John Lewis on Tue 25th January 22, 09:11pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 25/01/22
Afternoon visit to the lake. 8 'female' Goosander, 5 Great White Egret, 1Little Egret, 4 Teal, 1 m Shoveler, 2 Buzzard, 2 Redwing on the south arm. From the jetty, 3 Mandarin, 49 Tufted Duck, 65:Mallard, 9 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander (5m); 9 Great Crested Grebe. 1'Water Rail and 15 Coot.

Entry added by: ALAN J SALTER on Tue 25th January 22, 05:37pm Sighting location: Priory Groves. Sighting date: 25/01/22
Mystery bird in Priory Groves wood. In the last 3 years I have heard what appears to be a turtle dove purring. The first was in a Herefordshire wood in October but the last three have all been in Priory Groves and the last two by Priory School and each time the sound has come from high in the trees, the latest being this morning. I have never seen the bird but a corvid was at the top of the tree today but then an unseen woodpigeon also sang close by. Anyone else heard this?

Entry added by: John Lewis on Mon 24th January 22, 11:07pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 24/01/22
Late afternoon viewing of south arm from Bwlch road and west side from the jetty. 40 species. 1 GWE on South arm shore joined by a flight of 24 Little Egret. Also 3 Shovler, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls and a Raven. From the Common end: 68 Mallard, 3 Mandarin Duck ( 2m,f ) in courtship, 7 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 14 Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck (30) and Coot (15) numbers very low. 1:Water Rail in ditch by sailing club. Counted 700. BH Gulls, 650 LesserBBG, 60 Herring Gull, 2 Common gathering and 60 Pied and 1Grey Wagtail by jetty pre-roost.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 24th January 22, 09:58pm Sighting location: Various. Sighting date: 24/01/22
BTO WeBS waterfowl counts over the weekend. At Llangorse Lake, numbers of most species very low as per since October. Best were 11-16 GW Egrets, 19 L Egrets and 21 GC Grebes. Elsewhere, numbers appear fairly normal....On the River Usk below Crickhowell, a male Mandarin, 8 Goosanders, 5 Moorhen, Kingfisher, 3 Dippers and 20 Herring Gull. Today at Pentwyn Reservoir, 16 Goldeneye, 3 Tufted Duck and 7 Goosander. At Pontsticill Reservoir the gull roost held 2630 Herring Gulls, 25 Lesser BB Gulls and 8 B-H Gulls. No 'white-wingers'.