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Llangynidr (Lower Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal) - along Beacons Way - Tor y Foel summit (551 metres) - return via Usk Valley Way and Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.

Pied Flycatcher x 2 Crossbill (Male) x 1 Redstart x 2 Cuckoo x 1 Wheatear x 1 Stonechat x 7 Red Kite x 4 Buzzard x 1 Raven x 1 Willow Tit x 3 Willow Warbler x 4 Blackcap x 1 Swallow x 5 Skylark x 4 Meadow Pipit x 5 Jay x 1 Magpie x 3 Blackbird x 7 Chaffinch x 5 Blue Tit x 3 Great Tit x 1 Robin x 3 Mallard x 1 Woodpigeon x 4 Crow x 7 Jackdaw x 1

Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre - Daudraeth Illtyd Nature Reserve - Cefn Llechid - Cwm-Camlais-uchaf - Blencamlais Fach - and return

Cuckoo x 1 (Male - heard and seen) Redstart x 2 (Male and Female seen feeding chicks in nest inside old hollowed out post at side of stile!) Red Kite x 10 Buzzard x 6 Stonechat x 8 Linnet x 4 Willow Warbler x 2 Chaffinch x 1 Greenfinch x 1 Pied Wagtail x 4 Mistle Thrush x 3 Swallow x 20 Skylark x 7 Meadow Pipit x 3 Nuthatch x 2 Wren x 1 Chaffinch x 8 Robin x 1 Great Tit x 2 Blue Tit x 1 House Sparrow x 10 Jackdaw x 15 Crow x 10 Starling x 50 Woodpigeon x 1 Feral Pigeon x 1 Mallard x 2 Blackbird x 3 Magpie x 4

22nd June 2017 10:30 - 16:00 hr. Cloudy with cool breeze. Walk from Llangenny to Sugar Loaf Mountain and return.

Goshawk x 1 (Male) Red Kite x 1 Buzzard x 10 different sightings Kestrel x 1 Redstart x 1 Spotted Flycatcher x 1 Wheatear x 8 adults (and 4 juveniles seen) near summit of Sugar Loaf Raven x 4 Treecreeper x 1 Dipper x 1 Skylark x 7 Meadow Pipit x 5 Chiffchaff x 3 Swift x 9 Swallow x 5 House Martin x 4 Carrion Crow x 10 Goldfinch x 4 Wren x 1 Mistle Thrush x 3 Blue Tit x 3 Great Tit x 1 Chaffinch x 5 Robin x 2 Dunnock x 1 House Sparrow x 3 Magpie x 3 Blackbird x 7

20th June 2017 10:30 - 16:00 hrs. Hot and sunny. Walk from Llangattock to Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve and return.

Wood Warbler x 1 Spotted Flycatcher x 1 Redstart x 1 (Female) Willow Warbler x 5 Red Kite x 1 Buzzard x 4 Pied Wagtail x 2 Raven x 2 Chiffchaff x 4 Carrion Crow x 7 Swallow x 1 Swift x 1 Wren x 1 Blackbird x 5 Chaffinch x 3 Woodpigeon x 10 Magpie x 3

19th June 2017 11:30 - 15:30 hrs. Llangors Lake (Llyn Syfaddan) and surrounds. Hot and sunny. Bird Hide next to the lake had thatched roof and stained glass window!

Redstart x 2 (1 Male adult and juvenile) Reed Warbler x 15 Sedge Warbler x 4 Reed Bunting x 2 Goldcrest x 1 Red Kite x 1 Buzzard x 3 Willow Tit x 1 Chiffchaff x 5 Oystercatcher x 2 Grey Heron x 1 Goldfinch x 5 Song Thrush x 1 Swallow x 20 House Martin x 30 Swift x 25 Mute Swan x 70 Canada Geese x 15 Coot x 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull x 3 Pied Wagtail x 2 Robin x 2 Dunnock x 1 House Sparrow x 5 Chaffinch x 1 Blue Tit x 1 Carrion Crow x 5 Magpie x 3 Mallard x 15 Woodpigeon x 10

18th June 2017 09:30 - 15:00 hrs. Hot and sunny. Crickhowell to Crug Hywel (Table Mountain) and return.

Red Kite x 5 Buzzard x 3 Kestrel x 1 Whinchat x 2 Stonechat x 3 Wheatear x 7 Redstart x 1 Yellowhammer x 1 Treecreeper x 1 Raven x 2 Skylark x 3 Meadow Pipit x 5 Pied Wagtail x 1 Dunnock x 1 Swift x 30 House Martin x 40 Swallow x 10 Chiffchaff x 5 Chaffinch x 3 Blue Tit x 1 Robin x 1 Willow Warbler x 1 House Sparrow x 12 Carrion Crow x 10 Jay x 1 Magpie x 4 Blackbird x 10 Jackdaw x 25

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 22nd of June 2017 10:01:07 PM