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Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Mon 3rd July 17, 06:03pm Sighting location: Llyn Dwr. Sighting date: 03/07/17
An extra, late non-BBS visit to Llyn Dwr and Ysgirfechan uplands revealed no signs of breeding Black-headed Gulls on the pool. A Hobby was successfully hawking insects over the extensive grass moor despite the fact I could see no large insects on the wing. Unfortunately no Curlew activity following the pair of birds seen on the last BBS visit in early June.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sun 2nd July 17, 11:21pm Sighting location: Brechfa and Scethrog. Sighting date: 30/06/17
Called into Brechfa. While some species seem to be struggling with the 'Crassula mat', it has not affected productivity of what has been a rather intermittent BH Gull colony in recent years. 52 swimming and flying juveniles from ca 40 nests, the best for many years. Also 2 Curlew. Spotted Flycatcher active 'til dark on Scethrog Hill.

Entry added by: Rob Williams on Sun 2nd July 17, 09:07pm Sighting location: Craig Cerrig Gleisiad. Sighting date: 02/07/17
Whinchat, rouzels over the top, and a reeling gropper was an extra surprise.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sat 1st July 17, 11:58pm Sighting location: South West. Sighting date: 01/07/17
Merlin recorded today in SW county. Caught prey (probably Meadow Pipit) almost as soon as observer caught sight of the bird. Chat count in same area was atrocious. Single male Whinchat in an area that should/has supported multiple pairs previously.

Entry added by: D Mcleod on Sat 1st July 17, 11:51am Sighting location: Llyswen garden. Sighting date: 01/07/17
Bird of prey larger than sparrow hawk of kestrel plucking prey on the lawn. Left carrying the oven ready corpse in its talons leaving pile of black feathers. Not a buzzard or a kite. Grey, barbed tail. Well feathered legs. Whitish breast. Books strongly point to Goshawk but is that possible? [It is possible, but very unusual to have one hunting in gardens/villages.]

Entry added by: Andrew King on Thu 29th June 17, 10:47pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 29/06/17
This evening in cool, dull conditions - waders on the move. Two Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Black-tailed Godwit were on the point, joining the more regular Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing and single Little Ringed Plover.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 28th June 17, 09:34pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 28/06/17
Two pairs of Barnacle Geese have 4 young each with 23 adult birds present. Also at the Crannog Coot were feeding 3 youngsters.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 26th June 17, 10:57pm Sighting location: Breconshire Elenydd. Sighting date: 26/06/17
Long walk today did find some quality. Dunlin with chicks, 3 Golden Plovers that failed, 1 Curlew was a major surprise, 3 Red Grouse (seemingly in endless Molinia, but delving about found ground cover was 20% heather/5% bilberry), Merlin, Red Kites, lots of interesting day-flying moths, several Small Heath, Red Admiral and 6 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, lizards and frogs!.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sun 25th June 17, 06:55pm Sighting location: Brecon industial estates. Sighting date: 25/06/17
I wandered around the Brecon industrial areas (Ffrwdgrech / Warren Road) and was surprised with the results. 30 species were seen including a Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Swift, 6 Swallow (one nest found in a doorway with at least 3 young that must fledge very soon), 17 House Sparrow (ON), 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (FF) and 17 Blackbird (FF).

Entry added by: Steve Jones on Sun 25th June 17, 01:17pm Sighting location: Llanwrthwl. Sighting date: 24/06/17
8 Lesser Black backed Gulls thermaling over the village before heading south west yesterday evening. Most were in moult and looking ragged and having looked at the book were probably 2nd summer birds.