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Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sun 5th January 20, 04:17pm Sighting location: Yr Allt, Sennybridge. Sighting date: 05/01/20
A rushed visit to this area gave 25 species, early afternoon. The best record were at least 4 Bramblings amongst a large (70+) flock of Chaffinch under mature beech. When the flock lifted, there were no obvious white rumps but virtually the first bird I located in the canopy was a male Brambling with pale grey head, it was then fairly easy to find 3 others so I am guessing I missed many. Also unexpected was a near adult Great Black-backed Gull that flew over Pentrefelin towards the A40/river Usk

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 4th January 20, 05:03pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 04/01/20
Great Grey Shrike was around the flooded sailing club meadows. Also 4 Great White Egret and 2 Stonechat. 2 GBB Gull flew over.

Entry added by: Mat Ridley on Fri 3rd January 20, 05:45pm Sighting location: Ty Mawr Lime, Llangorse lake. (SO126260) Sighting date: 02/01/20
Great grey shrike. In the field immediately to the east of the Ty Mawr buildings. Last seen disappearing into the row of young sweet chestnuts that border the public footpath.

Entry added by: John Edwards on Thu 2nd January 20, 10:23am Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 02/01/20
Male Scaup (possibly Lesser) with Tuftie flock from hide. Also female Scaup.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 1st January 20, 04:42pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 01/01/20
The drake Ferruginous Duck was back at Llangorse Lake but took off and flew down into "South Africa". Also at least 4 Pintail.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 1st January 20, 11:00am Sighting location: Taf Fechan & Reservoirs, Br Beacons. Sighting date: 31/12/19
Talybont Reservoir - temporarily/partly drained for engineering works. 24 Teal, 36 Wigeon, 16 LGrebe, 5 Goosander, 14 Tufteds, 7 Heron, 2prs Goldeneye. On mud, S end, saw 36 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher and 15 Snipe probing in the inlet river. Pentwyn Res - 3 prs Goldeneye, 1 GC Grebe. Pontsticill Res at dusk - 1100 Herring Gull, 6 LBBGull, Woodcock. Earlier walk to Lower & Upper Neuadd Reservoirs - what a disappointment! Risk-averse Water execs have now removed the dam on L Neuadd Reservoir and are 'landscaping' the old res'r bed, so no open water anywhere in that valley. Wonder how it will be left - ryegrass for sheep?! Upper Neuadd, equally sorry state, a former res'r bed of Juncus rush. Some seasonal hope though with remaining habitats, unless of course the execs deem them to be too risky to retain. Scots Pines, old beech hedges and remaining dam structures. In those, had 4 Brambling, 1 singing Crossbill with 3 others, 10 Chaffiches, C/G/B Tits, Nuthatch, 6 L Redpoll, Goldfinch; male Stonechat on hill.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 1st January 20, 10:54am Sighting location: Breconshire Recording Area. Sighting date: 31/12/19
2019 bird records - as County Recorder/archivist I am now receiving lists and spreadsheets of sightings of birds and butterflies for 2019. Thanks to those that have already provided these(!), but if you have county records that have not already been placed through this blog, BTO BirdTrack or BIS then please forward them to me, email address on homepage. Thank you. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all contributors and readers of this blog.

Entry added by: Neil Farr on Mon 30th December 19, 06:10pm Sighting location: Allt yr Esgair, west of Bwlch.. Sighting date: 30/12/19
Last walk of the year. Walked from the lay-by, by the side of the A40. Birds seen :- 1 robin, 3 great tits, 6 long tailed tits and a coal tit feeding on cones on a larch tree at the top of the hill. Sadly no birds of prey on this occasion or yellowhammers. I've seen yellowhammers here previously on the dry stone walls as this is a good habitat for them along with the gorse. 2 male bullfinch seen in the tree's, a wren and heard ( but not seen ) a green woodpecker.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Mon 30th December 19, 02:30pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 30/12/19
A few Woodcock feathers scattered in all directions around St Mary's church. Also the sunshine brought out a Red Admiral just down the hill from the zebra crossings (old council buildings)

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Sun 29th December 19, 02:38pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 29/12/19
Walked beside the Usk from Scout Lane to Brecon STW. A Goshawk flew over. At STW, two Chiffchaffs, six Goldcrests and three Grey Wagtails. Two Herring Gulls were down on the filter beds, something I have not seen before. A rather tame Buzzard was hanging around the east end of town, attracting mobbing Crows.