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Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Tue 26th June 18, 09:26am Sighting location: Coed y Rhaiadr. Sighting date: 25/06/18
4-5 Nightjars churring in plantations above the upper Tawe valley last night. 2-3 were in the north west edge of Coed y Rhaiadr giving strong calling after 22:05. Also, Grasshopper Warbler and Snipe chipping (2). On the way out distant churring was just about discernible above constant sheep noise from newer Pant Mawr clear-fells at SN8613 (Y Wern) and SN8513 (Railway line above Pen-y-Cae) both of which have looked ideal for a number of years but are difficult to get close access. However no activity in suitable habitat in Glasfynydd forest (Belfont and Usk) on the 23rd June.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 23rd June 18, 10:39pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 23/06/18
3 unringed Oystercatcher were together at Llangasty where there was a lot of very vocal posturing from one bird. A scan of the lake revealed a fourth adult, presumably the metal ringed bird, on the north shore with 3 chicks which was fantastic to see. A female Shoveler was also at Llangasty. The Barnacle Geese are also doing well with 21 adults plus 15 well grown downy young on the acorn field. The Snow Goose was happily feeding on bread provided by its admirers.

Entry added by: Nigel Starnes on Sat 23rd June 18, 05:06pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 23/06/18
Single very tame Snow Goose by the boat hire hut this afternoon .

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 22nd June 18, 09:48pm Sighting location: Aberhonddu and Mynydd Du. Sighting date: 22/06/18
Brecon Cemetery - Tawny Owl in day-roost in a tall Spruce hassled by Blackbirds, also male Siskin, Greenfinch. Grwyne Fawr Reservoir - single Gt-crested Grebe was something of a surprise, Heron, Whinchat in alarm and on the river 5 Grey Wagtail adults and 3 juv Dipper.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Fri 22nd June 18, 12:39pm Sighting location: Beacons Reservoir. Sighting date: 22/06/18
With Brian’s Osprey sighting below in mind on the way to work this morning at 8am what I thought was an Osprey was perched up on the far side of Beacons Reservoir but I didn’t have the opportunity to stop. This is likely to be the same bird.

Entry added by: Brian mcgeough on Fri 22nd June 18, 10:35am Sighting location: Llangorse lake from hide. Sighting date: 22/06/18
Osprey hunting on llangorse lake 10.30

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 20th June 18, 11:22pm Sighting location: Llanfaes, Brecon. Sighting date: 20/06/18
Where the Tarrell meets the Usk a Sedge Warbler was singing in the park behind Silver Street and on the river a Mallard with 8 ducklings.

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 2007-12. 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. [Thanks Rhian for informing the blog. Adult Rose-coloured Starling is for the time-being frequenting private gardens, and therefore to respect local residents, the bird is not viewable. Should this change, notice will be provided. Andrew King, Breconshire Recorder.]

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. .