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HIGH­LIGHTS: Three Scaup were at Taly­bont Reser­voir (1st). A wind-blown Manx Shear­wa­ter was at Llan­gorse Lake (4th), with a Ruff there (5th), Black-tailed God­wit (10th), one or two Black Terns (8th-13th), three Sand­wich Terns (14th) and a Bit­tern plus Great White Egret (28th). A Marsh Har­rier, tagged in Nor­folk, flew over Fan Hir (18th). Hen Har­ri­ers were at Cantref Reser­voir and Garn­ly­dan late in the month.

LLAN­GORSE LAKE: There were 179 Mute Swans, a Dun­lin and Com­mon Sand­piper (5th). A Shel­duck was present (8th -9th). Just one Yel­low Wag­tail fed with 50 Pied Wag­tails. Out­go­ing mi­grants in­cluded a Sand Martin (9th), Lesser Whitethroat (10th-17th) and a Hobby late on the month. There were 17 Com­mon Terns (12th), a Yel­low-legged Gull (14th) and five Great Black-backed Gulls (17th). Some 240 House Martins flew over Pen­north (14th). There were 43 Cor­morants, 283 Mal­lards, four Gad­wall, a Man­darin and Lit­tle Egret (19th). Five Pin­tails were seen late in the month. There was a Green Sand­piper (21st), and sev­eral Snipe plus a Ringed Plover (28th).

TALY­BONT RESER­VOIR: The fam­ily of five Great Crested Grebes re­mained all month. There was a Lit­tle Egret, 16 Teal and a White Wag­tail (1st), with 19 Lit­tle Grebes, five Wi­geon and 13 Tufted Ducks (18th). OTHER SITES: Hob­bies hunted at Llan­ham­lach, Tal­garth and Pip­ton. A Whin­chat

was in Cwm Llia (13th). Two were with 17 Stonechats and 20 Lesser Red­polls at Gam­rhiw (13th). A Water Rail was by the Wye at Hay Bridge (16th). There were 11 Grey Herons and a Lit­tle Egret at Ffordd Fawr (19th). Sixty Stock Doves and 40 Goldfinches were near Bron­llys (23rd). Six Stonechats, 15 Sky Larks, 18 Snipe and a Green Sand­piper were on Mynydd Ill­tyd. An­drew King, Mark Wal­dron and www. brec­knock­

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