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Entry added by: Peter Seaman on Mon 10th May 21, 04:02pm Sighting location: Llangasty Church lane near Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 10/05/21
Cuckoo. Walking up the lane away from Llangasty church I watched a female Cuckoo 'hedge hopping'. My inexpert guess it was researching host nests for its eggs.

Entry added by: Chris Dyson on Sun 9th May 21, 05:21pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake . Sighting date: 09/05/21
Expected some tern passage at the lake today and they duly turned up late morning but passed through quickly after a brief rest stop and a feed - 2 Arctics and 3 Sandwich - photos in the gallery

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 9th May 21, 10:46am Sighting location: River Usk, Talybont. Sighting date: 07/05/21
As Keith found Friday a/m was great to be out surveying. On my 20th year for BTO WBBS up the Usk (by landowner arrangement) I had 45 species, and some quality. Bumped into Thomas' Osprey intent on finishing off a large trout in a dead tree - same combo of Darvic + metal rings but too far to read. Nice to see the return of Oystercatcher pair, and improved numbers of Common Sandpiper, LRP, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail all possibly suggesting an improvement in river fly. Kingfisher carrying food, 3 adult LT Tits bringing food to 8 fledglings all lined up in an elder like 'peas in a pod', and 7 Treecreepers (record count) incl carrying food. Starling carrying food into a tree nest-hole. Also record numbers of Garden Warblers. Big dog Otter under Llansantffread bridge later hauling itself up the vertical wall of the railway support to spraint, and a sub-adult Otter fishing 2 miles upstream.

Entry added by: Fran Groves on Sat 8th May 21, 10:20pm Sighting location: River Usk near Llanhamlach. Sighting date: 08/05/21
Beautiful full throated call as lapwing landed in my usual curlew-feeding field near River Usk, Llanhamlach. Watched as it pecked for food in the floods watched by huge heron hunkered down against the wind, 2 mallard flew low through my view revealing a remarkable little bird I couldn't identify. It flew onto a dried bracken stalk - wonderful peachy orange chest, sharp beak, dark brown head, about the size of a bluetit. Would it be a whinchat? [Quite likely, prob migrant forced down by heavy rain. AK]

Entry added by: L.M_A on Sat 8th May 21, 07:41pm Sighting location: Spread eagle fishery . Sighting date: 08/05/21
One swift

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Fri 7th May 21, 09:40pm Sighting location: SO1523, 1522 north of Bwlch. Sighting date: 07/05/21
Breeding Bird Survey in SO1523, a lovely early morning on the hill north of Bwlch. Most numerous was Willow Warbler, then Skylark and Meadow Pipit. Six or seven AOTs of Wheatear, five of Stonechat plus four more in SO1522, five of Yellowhammer between the two squares. Cuckoo noted eight times, but often heard distantly so no doubt fewer birds involved. Also a Hare and a Fox

Entry added by: Graham Hughes on Fri 7th May 21, 12:04pm Sighting location: Llanfihangel Talyllyn. Sighting date: 07/05/21
At last, the first solitary Swift over the garden this morning, also a Cormorant heading west from Llangors lake.

Entry added by: Beverley Tucker on Fri 7th May 21, 09:26am Sighting location: Llangorse lake bird hide . Sighting date: 07/05/21
One reed bunting by the bird hide at Llangorse lake 3 Reed warblers and one sedge warbler

Entry added by: Beverley Tucker on Fri 7th May 21, 08:56am Sighting location: Llangorse lake and Allt Esgair. Sighting date: 07/05/21
A Reed warbler at Llangasty hide , 2 barnacle goose ,near Llangasty church , hobby at Ty Mawr , on the Allt y Esgair , on yellow hammer , a stone chat , and skylarks heard , buzzard at Treberfedd , 2 songthrush and 3chiff chaff singing

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Thu 6th May 21, 10:33pm Sighting location: Bwlch A4067. Sighting date: 06/05/21
An unexpected end to a Snipe survey in the upper Tawe area was hearing a single burst rapid triple piping calls from an overflying Greenshank at Bwlch, just above Glyntawe (SN8619) at 22:10. I immediately suspected Greenshank but as I have not heard one in a couple of years I've just checked the calls on Xeno-Canto and it is an exact match.