Brecknock Birds - Ringing Page

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Records 1 to 20 of 248

Bird Location Date Name Ring / Tag description Comment
Pied Wagtail NW Breconshire 28.10.18 ring only S Wales Peregrine Monitoring Group Wildbird ring X286794 Found by metal detector under a regular Peregrine breeding ledge. The Wagtail was ringed as a nestling at Cynghordy (Carms) on 28/5/11, and taken by a Peregrine as prey for themselves or for their chicks on a date unknown.
Tufted Duck, drake Llangorse Lake 10.10.18 Mark Waldron Light blue nasal saddle "B6C". Ring number EA678187. Ringed at Saint Philbert de Grand Lieu, France on 11/11/2014 aged "1A" (the year it hatched), weight 820g. It was then recorded at Cambre, A Coruna, Spain on 24/2/16 and 7/3/16. No other records. According to the cr-birding website, "this project started in spring 2004 and by beginning of June over 30 males and 10 females have been marked."
Blackcap (adult male) Neuadd Farm, Llangasty (roadside) 10/07/18 Andrew King Metal ring, right leg 4L36862. ICONA MADRID ring, ringed in Spain. Details to follow, but presumably winters in Iberia or south, and possibly breeds in the Llangorse area. Emily Durrant contacted me after finding this injured bird, hit by a car. It died overnight. Well done Emily for noticing it was ringed. Another example of how valuable it can be to check casualties/dead birds for rings. UPDATED 13/7/18 - Spanish Ringing authorities have confirmed that 4L36862 was ringed as a 1st-yr male Blackcap at Pantano de Vinuela, Periana, MALAGA on 8/11/2016. 1666 kms, 2 degs NNE, 609 days. Can only speculate that is was perhaps born somewhere in the UK in 2016, and the Malaga area may have been its migration pathway or even over-wintering area.
Canada Goose Caerphilly Castle moat 02/04/18 Mark Waldron Metal 5257895 This bird was ringed by Llangorse Ringing Group as age juvenile, sex unknown on 03-Jul-2011 at Llangorse Lake. This is the first report of this bird since. I saw this goose during a family outing to Caephilly Castle. Not surprised to find out it was one of "ours" but it does illustrate local movement.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 03/04/18 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Now nesting with mate, however due the high lake levels the nest has been placed in an area that will be very exposed and liable to disturbance once the flooding subsides.
Oystercatcher Llangorse Lake 29/03/18 Mark Waldron Metal “H18263” - probably missing a letter at the start of the combination. (BTO confirm ring number as FH18263) Roosting with mate. BTO have advised that this bird was ringed by Wash Wader RG as age at least 2 years in immature plumage, sex unknown on 11-Aug-2010 at Wainfleet Marsh, Lincolnshire, UK. This is the first report of it since it was ringed. This history confirms what has been reported in the "Breconshire Birds" annual reports. In the 2009 report it was noted that there were no "summering or confirmed breeding" reports. It would seem likely that this bird summered between Llangorse Lake and Scethrog in 2010 and then was reported as the bird "with a metal ring on right leg" in 2011 & 2012 before attracting a mate in 2013 but making an unsuccessful breeding attempt, and finally raising 1 chick in 2014, 1 in 2015, 2 possibly 3 in 2016 and a failed attempt in 2017.
Mute Swan River Wye, Glasbury 27.03.18 Andrew King Orange ring G88 left leg; metal BTO ring on rt leg. A male standing guard on a nest with 3 eggs, part-clutch.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 28/03/18 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Back at last years nest location with mate by the troll's bridge.
Curlew Llangorse Lake 07/03/18 Mark Waldron Red ring above knee on right leg, Yellow ring inscribed "BC" above knee on left leg with metal ring below knee. BTO Ring Number FH68300. It was ringed near Brechfa Pool as a single chick on 26th June 2015 and was later seen feeding (and flying) at Brechfa Pool itself on 10th July 2015. Whilst it was not possible to sex it at ringing it is clearly a female based on the photos taken at Llangorse Lake. This is the first report of this bird since fledging.
Mute Swan Brecon canal basin 03/03/18 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ With mate in a small unforzen patch of the canal.
Mute Swan The Groe, Builth Wells 07/02/17 Andrew King Right leg: white lettering on blue 7EVS. Left leg: BTO metal Z7848_. The only Swan seen; feeding on the lawns by the carpark.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 30/01/18 Andrew King Blue 7CTJ, rt leg With an unringed adult in the canal i/f the Theatre.
Mute Swan Llangorse Lake 20/09/17 Mark Waldron Blue 7CTJ Present with mate and a single cygnet in the stream by the caravan park. Presumably 7CTJ is one of the pair that bred on the stream this summer.
Mute Swan Ty Mawr Pool, Llanfrynach 19/03/17 Andrew King Left leg metal ring read with binoculars W19443; female with its mate. This is presumably Blue 7DXL that has been the female of the breeding pair there since 2002. The rt-leg blue Darvic ring has been lost in recent years.
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 12.03.17 Keith Noble Blue 7CTJ With an unringed Swan
Mute Swan Brecon Canal Basin 19/01/17 Andrew King Blue 7CTJ Back at its favoured winter site, Brecon Canal (Theatre), with a second Swan.
Canada Goose Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 23.10.16 Mark Waldron Red ring, "DAHC" in white lettering. This bird was ringed as an adult at Fellfoot Park, Lake Windermere, Cumbria on 27/6/15. This is the first report of this bird since.
Black-headed Gull Llangasty Point, Llangorse Lake 20/10/16 Andrew King AU404 ??? Brief glimpse. Rather a matt white ring so possibly from a different source than AD262. Hopefully it will show there again for confirmation.
Black-headed Gull (1st-w) Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 11.10.16 Mark Waldron White AD262 AD262 was ringed ringed by Matthias Haupt and Sönke Martens at Plön at Schleswig, Holstein, Germany on 25.06.16. It was previously seen at Tittesworth, Staffordshire, on 28.08.16.
Black-headed Gull (1st-w) Llangasty, Llangorse Lake 05.10.16 Mark Waldron White AD262