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. brecknockbirds.co.uk