Bob Griffiths - Short-eared Owl
Keith Noble - Peregrine
Keith Noble - Cormorant
Keith Noble - Iceland Gull
Mike Williams - Red Kite
Goshawk - Mike Warburton
Yellowhammer - Jeff Slocombe
Kingfisher - Mike Williams
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Entry added by: Nigel Starnes on Sun 23rd April 17, 06:10pm
Sighting location: Tirabad. Sighting date: 23/04/17
First Cuckoo of the year heard this morning
Entry added by: Steve and Sue Wilce on Sun 23rd April 17, 11:51am
Sighting location: Brecon Beacons. Sighting date: 23/04/17
A list of birds seen while out walking in the Beacons over the last week. 3 Peregrines. Female Merlin, twice in same location. Goshawk, carrying prey, (medium sized bird). Kestrel. Tawny Owl. 3 Cuckoos, all males. 2 heard, 1 seen. Pair of Redstarts. Tree Pipits, numbers building. Northern Wheatears on breeding territories. Three Pied Flycatchers, one pair at a nest. Green Woodpecker on ant hills, regular. Willow Warblers everywhere. 20 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and 4 Greenfinches, (back in my garden after a long absence).
Entry added by: M&W Evans on Fri 21st April 17, 09:29am
Sighting location: Lower Llangynidr. Sighting date: 21/04/17
Our first Swift of the year over the house in Llangynidr at 0920 this morning.
Entry added by: L,M-A on Fri 21st April 17, 06:12am
Sighting location: spread eagle. Sighting date: 20/04/17
3 oyster-catchers,pair of sandpipers, drake Mandarin waiting with duck obviously on a nest close by,swallows a plenty.drake Muscovy waiting with duck on nest.
Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 19th April 17, 09:51pm
Sighting location: Cefn Moel (Bwlch). Sighting date: 19/04/17
Good views of a Cuckoo (female) uttering its bubbling call at lunchtime today.
Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 19th April 17, 04:52pm
Sighting location: Llangorse lake. Sighting date: 19/04/17
In Rushy Field a Redshank and 10 Lapwings, heard Curlew. Common Sandpiper, Little Egret and a dozen Snipe at SCM. On Point a Greenshank, 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper. 4 Lapwings in Point Field.
Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Wed 19th April 17, 02:43pm
Sighting location: Ysgirfechan BBS. Sighting date: 18/04/17
First BBS (SN9537) visit performed yesterday in a stronger (and colder) than anticipated easterly wind. Probably suppressed some Skylark and mippit display but nevertheless the usual numbers present. Snipe were a newly recorded species with two flushing right off the transect line on separate legs of the survey. I suspect these were migrants or late winterers although the second may have done some display flighting as it returned to a new hiding place. In the sheltered valley 31 species were quickly recorded on the farm (despite Pied Fly and other later migrants being as yet absent). Most pleasing was the 4-5 Tree Pipit territories recorded there, easily a record high count. A Cuckoo was at Forest Lodge, yesterday 18th, reported to me by Mary Forsyth
Entry added by: Gary Jones on Wed 19th April 17, 12:38pm
Sighting location: Buckland hill, bwlch. Sighting date: 18/04/17
Cuckoo (male) Spotted my first cuckoo of the year on the left hand side of Buckland hill, it flew past from the direction of Llangynidr towards mynydd Llangorse, also Stone chats, Willow warblers, Chiff chaff and a single male Linnet
Entry added by: Mike Williams on Tue 18th April 17, 04:25pm
Sighting location: Cwm Claisfer. Sighting date: 18/04/17
A cuckoo calling this morning, numerous Willow Warblers catching insects in the sunshine although it is surprisingly cold in the breeze. A pair of Stonechats on the way up to the pumping station. Two pairs of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Dippers on the stream. A pair of Coal Tits seen with lots of Wrens and Robins about. Small numbers of Meadow and Tree Pippets. Single Juv Red Kite over,Sparrow hawk and 4 Buzzards also seen. No other migrants as yet. On Blaen Onnau, Wheatear numbers seem to have risen since yesterday, with numerous Pied / White Wagtails. Very few Stonechats seen which is unusual. Plenty of Mippets and Skylarks on the short grass area,s.
Entry added by: Steve Jones on Tue 18th April 17, 07:43am
Sighting location: Llanwrthwl. Sighting date: 17/04/17
Interesting to see the Sand Martin reports from Llangors. Yesterday evening there were 3 Sand Martin's among a small flock of Swallows at Llanwrthwl bridge - a less than annual occurence for me here, perhaps indicating a good passage day generally. A single House Martin was with these birds, i saw my first here on sunday - they are late and slow to return this year.