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Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 18th June 18, 10:09pm Sighting location: MOD Epynt & Llangasty. Sighting date: 17/06/18
Over the weekend.........it was nice to get back onto Epynt MOD (by permit) as I have rather overlooked it since the Atlas in 2017-12. Cefn Iolo/upper Dulas adj squares found 6 male Whinchats on terr, 3 T Pipits, Stonechat, Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap males in song, 2 male Reed Bunts and a Grasshopper Warbler. More Kites than Buzzards. At Llangasty last night, 352 ad Canada Geese with a separate crèche of 25 ad + 55 goslings of mostly small size. One Oystercatcher, fem Shoveler, 17 + 2 coot, 2 Sp Flycatchers in separate terrs. Mute Swans - 149 adults plus broods of 1 and 2 cygnets. Again, seems like very poor productivity, and I can possibly see why. The single cygnet of 3-4 days old by Crannog Island strayed a little too far from Mum, and a Yellow-legged Gull swooped and took it up to 15ft before dropping it onto the Crannog rocks. The pen was there straight away before the gull could strike again, the cygnet having enough energy to scrabble up between Mum's wings to hide. Lesson learnt. Another non-native of questionable value to British wildlife!

Entry added by: Rhian symes on Mon 18th June 18, 04:05pm Sighting location: Brecon area. Sighting date: 16/06/18
Rose starling I have photos

Entry added by: John Lloyd on Sun 17th June 18, 05:49pm Sighting location: Waen Rydd, Llanwrtyd. Sighting date: 17/06/18
A pair of Curlew have apparently been established here for a couple of months. A visit this afternoon failed to find any youngsters in the mist and mizzle but the adults were alarm calling at my presence. .

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 16th June 18, 08:31pm Sighting location: Soar. Sighting date: 16/06/18
Wildlife Trust for S & W Wales (formerly Brecknock WT) woodland reserve Coed Dyrysiog. Six pairs Pied Flycatcher, including two lateish broods, appear to have had a good breeding season, pair of Marsh Tit feeding fledglings, and a large single Buzzard begging from a nest in a large oak.

Entry added by: Mike Tompkinson on Thu 14th June 18, 05:54pm Sighting location: Sarnau Pools. Sighting date: 14/06/18
Spotted Flycatcher at last ! One month later than 2017.

Entry added by: Mark Hancock on Thu 14th June 18, 10:56am Sighting location: Llangorse & Allt-yr_Esgair. Sighting date: 14/06/18
A 7 mile walk yesterday evening from Llangasty to Allt-yr-Esgair and back produced (at Allt) 3 Yellowhammers, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Ravens, 2 Red Kites and 3 Redstarts amongst other species. Back at Llangorse there were 2 Tawny Owls (1 adult and a fledgling) calling in the woods near the hide, 2 Oystercatchers on the point and another adult Tawny near the church where there was also a fox cub.

Entry added by: Andy Davis on Wed 13th June 18, 05:45pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 11/06/18
Reports that one of the Brecon Peregrines has been shot (will its chicks be alive now? )[Andy - I would be interested to receive full details as per email on Home Page. Thanks. AK County Recorder]

Entry added by: Bob and Gwil Griffiths on Tue 12th June 18, 08:38pm Sighting location: South Brecs. Sighting date: 12/06/18
A Kestrel in Cwm Llia and a Yellow Hammer between Mynydd Illtyd and Homebase. At Llangasty we saw 3 Hobbys over the Church grounds. Also a very smart Reed Bunting and Garden Warbler.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Tue 12th June 18, 11:31am Sighting location: Craig Cwm-du NNR. Sighting date: 11/06/18
Walk from Forest Lodge to Craig Cwm-du NNR yesterday gave following key species. Crossbill (2+), Spottted Fly (singing male or possible pair), Pied Fly alarm, Redstart 6 terr. (none at CCD NNR), Tree Pipit 7 terr. (4 at NNR), Whinchat 6 terr (only one outside NNR, all strongly sinigng males - only one alarming female noted), 2+ singing Cuckoo wandering, Kestrel at NNR, no Ring Ouzel but 4+ Blackbird territories. No Wheatear, just 3 Stonechat terr, no Garden Warbler. Superb displays of Welsh Poppies at NNR. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2 on the wing (2 and 7 SPBF at Crai res and Penwyllt on the 10th)

Entry added by: John Lloyd on Sat 9th June 18, 10:42am Sighting location: Coed Ffos y Gath- Llyn Brianne. Sighting date: 08/06/18
A Lesser Spotted Wodpecker nest found on my rounds of the nest boxes. Three well grown young in the nest hole. The Pied Flycatchers are rearing an average of 6.25 young (12 broods rung). This is a northerly facing wood at an altitude of 300m.with late springs- a Lesser Celandine was still in flower yesterday..