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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 (andy[at]breconbirds.wales)

2018 BRECONSHIRE BIRD REPORT. Publication of the latest 'BRECONSHIRE BIRDS' 2018 is expected in the first week of November. The Editor and local Ornithological Records Committee are grateful again to Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales for publishing again. Details of cost, etc will be placed here nearer the time. Enquiries to Brecknock Group office, WTSWW, Brecon on 01874 625708........................................................................................... 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. ............................................................ 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 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 personal 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: Andrew King on Wed 16th October 19, 08:21pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake WeBS count. Sighting date: 14/10/19
Still quiet on the waterfowl front <1000 birds counted. Single L Grebe, Kingfisher, Greylag, W Rail, Shelduck and the male Mandarin looking particularly fine at Lakeside, sails ahoy. Also Wigeon 9, Gadwall 18, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 127, Coot 349, and 285 LBBGull unusual for mid-morning.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 16th October 19, 05:30pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd. Sighting date: 16/10/19
Webs count gave 70 Snipe. Also a Kestrel, Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 14 Mipit and 84 Golden Plover outside of the count area.

Entry added by: Shelley Evans on Wed 16th October 19, 01:56pm Sighting location: Glasbury Fford Fawr. Sighting date: 16/10/19
WeBs count today: Best for the site 2 Great White Egret, 3 Oystercatcher., 20 Mute Swan & 16 Grey Heron. Also 15 Canadas, 2 Buzzard, 4 Cormorant, 1 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 103 Mallard & 2 Red Kite.

Entry added by: Joan Milllard on Tue 15th October 19, 10:10am Sighting location: Hay Cemetery. (SO225418) Sighting date: 13/10/19
Six Redwing feeding on Yew berries in Hay Cemetery