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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!


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: Graham Motley on Wed 18th January 17, 08:27pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd. (SN963260) Sighting date: 18/01/17
Green sandpiper by Camlais Fach near road bridge just to north of Traeth Mawr. Female stonechat nearby. c. 20 cormorants flying in formation west over Glangwyney earlier in morning.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 18th January 17, 04:34pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd / Brecon. Sighting date: 18/01/17
WeBs count on Mynydd Illtyd today gave a good count of 77 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron and a Water Rail. Also of note around the count area were 3 Mipit, 1 Reed Bunting and a Grey Wagtail. Down to Brecon afterwards to look for Keith's Chiffchaff's. The Siberian was showing well feeding among the rosehips at the far end of the sewage works lane and a single "common" gave a good comparison. No calls heard. Also 2-3 Mipit and loads of Goldcrests. Finally the 33 Waxwing were feeding on a rowan near the driving test centre before flying off toward the barracks.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 18th January 17, 04:32pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 18/01/17
Waxwings 33 below Hospital by 3.00, 18.1.17

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Wed 18th January 17, 02:18pm Sighting location: Brecon. Sighting date: 18/01/17
25 Waxwings arrived in trees above main entrance to Hospital car park at 2.00