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Entry added by: John Lewis on Fri 24th June 22, 09:37pm Sighting location: Cefn Moel. Sighting date: 24/06/22
Highlights of the 2nd BBS visit on Cefn Moel on northern of fringes and just north of Bwlch village. 1 Stock Dove, 22 Swift over Bwlch Old Chapel, party of 8 Raven, juvenile Cuckoo just fledged, juvenile Wheatear, 3 singing Lesser Redpoll, party of 8 House Martins perched on the bracken fronds and then flying up briefly and returning with prey like flycatchers. ( never observed this behaviour before. Presumed breeding territories over 2 squares ( based on sites with singing birds/ adults feeding young/ agitated behaviour): 11 Skylark, 23 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 9 Song Thrush, 12 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 16 Meadow Pipit, 9 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellowhammer. Total Species 48

Entry added by: John Lewis on Fri 24th June 22, 09:36pm Sighting location: Llangors lake . Sighting date: 24/06/22
Brief stop at Llangasty on the way back to Llangors this evening, in the light of the change of weather. Rewarded by great views of an adult Osprey which flew in from the west about 19.00, ignoring the mobbing gulls, hovered off the point for a few minutes, caught a fish and flew round to the south. with its supper . An experienced fisher! Bonus was a full breeding plumage 'islandica' Black- tailed Godwit feeding on the point. Also counted c. 250 Sand Martins feeding offshore and 2 Stock Doves flew over the church yard.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Wed 22nd June 22, 11:35pm Sighting location: Crai. Sighting date: 22/06/22
On the way back from Nightjar surveys at Coelbren where one churring plus 2 Grasshopper Warblers. On the way back I was also listening briefly at two boggy sites above Crai (drumming Snipe at each) after 23:00. At the site just above Crai I heard a series of fast repeated whistling calls, uttered just once fairly low over a recent clearfell. It slowly dawned on me that this was the call of a Whimbrel, so it appears return passage has begun. I am not over familiar with Whimbrel, as I don't see them that often, but checking vocals online it is an exact match.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Wed 22nd June 22, 11:23pm Sighting location: Various. Sighting date: 22/06/22
Recent balmy evenings have encouraged Swift to fly well past 9pm; counts include 18 over Hay-on-Wye (in 4 areas), 9 around Glasbury Church and 8 at Pennorth Chapel. These counts will be submitted, with others, to Brecon Swift Group who are encouraging counts in our main towns and villages in the county.

Entry added by: David Jones Powell on Tue 21st June 22, 03:54pm Sighting location: Fennifach , Brecon.. Sighting date: 21/06/22
Another corpse in the garden to follow the bramblings earlier in the year. This time a male Siskin. I believe Fowl pest is still rampant this year ? At last the Spotted Flycatchers have made an appearance here.

Entry added by: John Lewis on Mon 20th June 22, 10:01pm Sighting location: Llangors. Sighting date: 20/06/22
Peregrine. Juvenile peregrine flew east over the village and mobbed by a party of Swallows. 4 Swifts over the church again.

Entry added by: John Lewis on Sat 18th June 22, 08:40am Sighting location: Llangors Lake. Sighting date: 17/06/22
Evening exploration on 17th of the west side between the village and the bird hide - 50 species. Highlights: 405 Canada Goose - a record for me, 2 Barnacle Goose, 4 Swifts over the church, 1 Snipe - flying SE over the Alder Copse, 6 Curlew( 2 + 4 flew in from the west ), 1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 1 Hobby. Songbirds singing /pairs on territory: Warblers- 3 Cetti's, 3 Sedge, 5 Reed ,2 Garden, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 10 Reed Bunting and pair of Stonechat with 3 just fledged young.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 17th June 22, 10:48pm Sighting location: Talybont Forest. Sighting date: 16/06/22
Checked some Nightjar sites in Talybont Forest. No churring heard at several locations; single churring birds were heard at one new and one regular site. Whilst at one of these I was enjoying watching the 'lekking' display flight of 150+ Ghost moths dancing low over a field due for silage, then realised that 2 female Nightjar were busy feeding on them. Effective foraging for a short period at 10.15pm off nest?

Entry added by: Colin Everett on Fri 17th June 22, 11:36am Sighting location: Glasbury. (SO176383) Sighting date: 17/06/22
Osprey circling at tree-top height over properties just S of Glasbury Church at 11:24 hours (provoking alarm calls from nesting Buzzards), then ascending and flying high to the NE (i.e. towards Hay on Wye and Herefordshire) five minutes later.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 15th June 22, 06:44pm Sighting location: Talybont reservoir. Sighting date: 14/06/22
Last night 4-5 Nightjar with 3 churring males from 21:45 and 2 birds seen flying together. Also a pair of Tawny Owl calling.