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Entry added by: Andrew King on Sat 6th September 08, 07:16pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir & Roman Rd. Sighting date: 6.9.08 pm
Res'r - 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant. large mixed flock of Willow warblers, Chiffchaff, B,G,C & Long-tails, 1 Willow Tit, juv Bullfinch. Peregrine reported. Roman Road - 3 Red Kite, pr Stonechat, 40 MPipit, 12 Linnet, 1 Golden Plover.

Entry added by: Peter Jenkins on Sat 6th September 08, 03:50pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 5th September.
At least a 6 inch rise in water levels at the lake between 7am and midday, led to 250+ Mallard, at least 39 Lapwing, 80 Coot and 37 Teal feeding on the freshly flooded fields.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 5th September 08, 07:22pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 5th September 5pm
In a brief visit in fleeting sunshine (!) there were two Black, 1 Arctic and up to 3 Common Terns. Also an adult Hobby taking dragonflies, 40 Tufties and several Lapwing.

Entry added by: Andy Davis on Thu 4th September 08, 09:28pm Sighting location: Usk Res. Sighting date: 4th September 2008
Re: Gannet - Thanks, lazy me didn't scroll down, just searched'all year' county list with no result! Velvet scooter in western brecknock & Osprey at Usk Res (17z) - fishing around the hide area and stopping in the tall trees around to the east. Also reports of Osprey on the 2nd sept here.

Entry added by: John Davies & Steven Butler on Thu 4th September 08, 09:08pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 04.Sep.08
18:30 to 20:00hrs from Llangasty church car park. 3 Black terns, Artic tern and Common tern present. 3 Black terns & Artic feeding together for at least an hour, and around 19:30hrs the 4 Terns headed off east. Common tern still on lake at 20:0hrs. Also present were, 15 Lapwing, 80 plus Coot, G.B.B.Gull.

Entry added by: Peter Jenkins on Thu 4th September 08, 04:35pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: Re last comment
The three groups of terns on Saturday 30th were all of 30+ birds.

Entry added by: Peter Jenkins on Thu 4th September 08, 04:21pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 4th September and various.
Re Redstart: yes it is one of mine. Should have three colour rings 2 on right leg (although they could be the same colour) and 1 above the BTO on the left leg. RE terns on weekend: I saw three different groups on Saturday (30th), when i had a chance to look at the lake. The composition of the three groups was different and all seemed to move on. On Sunday morning (31st) there were at least 100 over the lake at first light. Most moved off pretty swiftly. Much smaller numbers of Terns in last few days although i haven't had as much time to watch the lake. Although 20 present today, 6 Common, 3 Black and rest 'Commics'. 100+ House Martin low over point, Reedbeds and fringe of lake on 3 and 4th of September. Sorry about late postings.

Entry added by: County Archive on Thu 4th September 08, 03:52pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir. Sighting date: 3rd Sept 2008
ref Gannet. A great record and great photos, Andy. The third sighting within Breconshire in 40 years; all summer records, the last of which was in 1994.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 3rd September 08, 09:17pm Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 3.9.08
This morning 3 Black Terns and 1 Common, and a Swift. A brown falcon, which zipped through putting up the gulls, and which I took to be a Hobby as usual in recent weeks, proved to be a young Peregrine when I checked some snatched photos.

Entry added by: Andy Davis on Wed 3rd September 08, 03:18pm Sighting location: Usk res. Sighting date: 3rd September 2008 16z
Gannet...Last seen flying nr river usk inlet, flying/diving around the res and sitting on water.