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Entry added by: Rhydian Davies on Fri 18th September 20, 10:30am Sighting location: Llangorse Lake/Llangasty. Sighting date: 17/09/20
We had great views of a Hobby hunting successfully in the skies above Llangorse Lake between 18:30-19:00 on Thursday evening.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 16th September 20, 10:58pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd. Sighting date: 16/09/20
A typically quiet September WeBs count of 15 Snipe with a post breeding flock of 40 Mistle Thrush nearby.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Wed 16th September 20, 07:55am Sighting location: Beacons park, Brecon. Sighting date: 15/09/20
Nocturnal waders on the move, not identified but a whimbrel like call last night at 11pm. Called 3 times moving south east. 2 tawny owls hooting and a female calling.

Entry added by: Peter Seaman on Sun 13th September 20, 08:11pm Sighting location: Llangasty, the meadow adjacent to the car park. Sighting date: 13/09/20
Hobby.. A late evening walk along the lake was producing nothing till as I returned towards the Llangasty car park, two Hobby’s flew from the direction of the tall poplar tress between Hen Ysgol and the farm. They were flying high and chasing insects. A very pleasant surprise as I thought they may have left already.

Entry added by: Steve and Sue Wilce on Sat 12th September 20, 03:39pm Sighting location: Talybont / Mynydd Illtud / Llangasty. Sighting date: 12/09/20
Out looking for Willow Tit today, but no luck whatsoever in suitable habitat - at least Carlton surprisingly had one in the nets at the lake. A small flock of Common Crossbill are frequenting the larches near the old Llangors Lake hide at Talybont reservoir. Unfortunately we made the mistake of trying to drive through 'The Glyn' this morning - absolute mayhem, with hundreds of people there by 10.00 with cars parked along the verges after all the car parks and lay-bys were choc a bloc full! Where do they all come from? On Mynydd Illtud a movement of Meadow Pipits about 50+ birds. No sign of the Hobbies at the lake - perhaps they've gone south. I notice some signs prohibiting the 'Wild Camping' that has been going on at the lake and rightly so, but I also witnessed last week on my first visit to the lake for some time, a number of people launching paddle boards from the side of Llangasty carpark and paddling right through the reed beds and also canoes landing on the point scattering all the birds therefrom. If this situation is allowed to continue unchallenged then it could worryingly occur again next spring and obviously impact on breeding birds. I will therefore be sending the images I took of these people to the BBNP with the request that they erect some signage to deter these people who come to the countryside to use it as a playground with no regard for the natural world. I apologise for sounding like a grumpy old git, the old git bit I'm afraid is immutable, however, the rest I think is justified!!

Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 12th September 20, 10:27am Sighting location: Usk Res'r/Roman Road (Trecastle). Sighting date: 11/9/20
Still in that lull. 5 Tufted Duck and 4 Cormorants seen from dam carpark. 40 Linnets about Penrhiw Fm. On Roman Rd, just 10 Skylark, 5 MPipit in Juncus, 2 Kestrels, 10 Red Kites, several Buzzards. Nothing moving through.

Entry added by: Graham Hughes on Mon 7th September 20, 09:16am Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 06/09/20
Hen Sparrowhawk chasing prey over the Brecon Gas Lane allotments 1730 hrs Sunday.

Entry added by: Nigel Starnes on Sat 5th September 20, 09:26pm Sighting location: Llangorse . Sighting date: 5/9/20
At least 4 Yellow Wagtail , possibly 5+ in a large flock of Pied Wagtail on Llangorse Common at 7:00 pm this evening .

Entry added by: Mark Hancock on Sat 5th September 20, 06:56pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 05/09/20
2 Hobby at Llangorse today. Nothing else worth mentioning

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Fri 4th September 20, 04:56pm Sighting location: Y Byddwn, Groesffordd. Sighting date: 04/09/20
400 plus linnets and about 200 stock doves feeding on the spent rapeseed field, male and female Sparrowhawk both taking an interest. Also a group of 18 magpies, a hobby and redstart.