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Welcome to Brecknock Birds

Welcome to Brecknock Birds. This site has been set up to encourage interest in bird watching and ornithology in Brecknockshire.

This is a child friendly site and in common with other bird sightings websites, we appeal to contributors to put the birds first. Particularly for sensitive species, please can we ask that no reference is made to breeding sites or aspects of behaviour that would indicate breeding at a set locality in your postings. If in any doubt, then please contact Andrew King, Brecknock County Bird Recorder, first (email below). In view of this, any postings made that are deemed inappropriate will be removed by the moderators without warning or explanation. Please note that all photographs remain the property of the person posting them. Permission must be obtained from the relevant owner before they may be reproduced or copied. We hope these pages will build on our knowledge of birds rather than provide valuable information to those few people that may wish to target species for their own purposes.

The district of Brecknockshire covers approximately 500 square miles, stretching from Rhayader to Merthyr Tydfil, Ystradgynlais to Hay on Wye. We hope very much you enjoy bird watching here as much as we do and look forward to hearing about your bird sightings. Happy birding!

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Brecknock Bird News by Andrew King, County Bird Recorder (andrew.king53[at]virgin.net)

Breconshire Bird Report 2015 is now available from Brecknock Wildlife Trust Office, Lion House, Brecon - or from County Recorder. 80 pages packed with info on sightings in the county in 2015, photos, sketches and articles on bird-ringing at Llangorse Lake, and the finding of a County First, a singing Melodious Warbler. Great value at £7 per copy to callers at BWT Office, Lion House, Bethel Square, BRECON, Powys. LD3 7AY. Copies also available through County Recorder, as other outlets to be arranged. If requiring a copy by post, please include a cheque made out to Brecknock Wildlife Trust for £8.20 (inclusive of £1.20 for p&p). Contact Clare Morgan or BWT Staff on 01874 625708, or by mail to address above. Grateful thanks to all contributors of bird records, as without your records there can be no Bird Report!.............................................................................................................. Gallery page - if you have photographs of birds taken in Breconshire and would like to place them on our Gallery page. To be set up with a password, etc please email Andrew King on the email address above. - ................................................... The 2014 Breconshire Bird Report, and back-copies, are available through Brecknock Wildlife Trust at very reasonable rates. Contact Clare Morgan, 01874 625708. ........................................................ FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE. Users are reminded that sightings are placed on these pages on the understanding that they become publically available. Sightings may also be used by the Breconshire Records Committee for monthly summaries, annual reports and for adding records of sufficient interest to the County archive (subject to long-standing arrangements for rarity verification). Occasional downloads to Local Records Centres are made from the archive, with data extending as far only as the observers name. Similarly photos are placed without extensive controls on further use on the internet, so contributors may wish to consider adoption of copyright inhibitors.

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Entry added by: Keith Noble on Sun 19th February 17, 07:59pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 19/02/17
Drake Scoter out in the middle. Other ducks included duck Scaup, 3 Pintails, 34 Goldeneye, 14 Goosanders and 6 Pochard. In Point Field behind Church 118 Lapwings, 21 Snipe and 4 Curlew. 2 Little and 1 Great Egrets, a pair of Stonechats and 2 Red-legged Partridges.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 8th February 17, 09:54pm Sighting location: Forest Lodge / Twyn Dylluan-ddu / Mynydd Illtyd. Sighting date: 08/02/17
A loop from Forest Lodge around the base of Twyn Dylluan-ddu added a couple of birds to my winter "Tarrell Valley" list with a fly over Peregrine and (at long last) a Woodcock! A couple of interesting flocks of birds with 20 Magpie together on a barn roof at Blaenclyn and 7 Bullfinch (4m3f) feeding on ash keys. Other highlisgs included 12 Redwing, 3 Nuthatch and singles of Treecreeper, GS Woodpecker and Jay. Coming back over Mynydd Illtyd 16 Golden Plover were back in their usual roost and a Reed Bunting was on gorse.

Entry added by: Graham Motley on Wed 8th February 17, 06:50pm Sighting location: near Bwlch. (SO161205) Sighting date: 08/02/17
Barn Owl over A40 near Bwlch at about 6:15pm this evening

Entry added by: Bob and Gwil Griffiths on Tue 7th February 17, 07:10pm Sighting location: South Brecs. Sighting date: 07/02/17
Near Ystradfellta we had a fascinating ten minutes watching a pair of Dippers collecting moss and carrying it into a cavity in a horizontal branch overhanging the river. A Sparrow Hawk working along the road by Plas y gors, Cwm Llia. At Cantref reservoir a Dabchick and a Dipper.