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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)

OUT NOW !! - 2018 BRECONSHIRE BIRD REPORT. 'BRECONSHIRE BIRDS' 2018 is now for sale priced at £7 to collect, or £8.30p P&P. Copies can be purchased through the County Recorder or the local WTSWW office on The Bulwark, Brecon. Telephone 01874 625708 prior to visiting the office to collect your copy, or to enquire over mailing a copy out. Another 80-page edition featuring the Systematic List of 172 species found in the county in 2018, the Llangorse Ringing Group Annual Report and a paper on 'Breeding Golden Plover in Breconshire - a Review'. The Editor and local Ornithological Records Committee thank WTSWW for publishing this annual report, and the many birders that have provided records. 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 Sun 17th November 19, 09:45pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 17/11/19
Unfortunate timing of WeBS count today coinciding with a drone-flyer and a speedy motor-boat putting everything up. None of the recent specialities, but did get 500 Tufted Duck, 14 GCGrebe, 3 GW Egrets, 2 L Egrets, just 75 Wigeon, 8 Shoveler, 7 Pochard. Kingfisher and 2 singing Cettis Warblers close to the hide.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 16th November 19, 07:49pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 16/11/19
At least 3 GW Egret at the lake today. The Ferruginous Duck was tucked into the corner of the lake to the west of the hide but close to the reeds (I'm starting to think it doesn't actually have a left leg), feamle Scaup and nasal saddle Tufted Duck still present. 24 Buzzard were worming in the field near the Old Ford.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 15th November 19, 05:56pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 15/11/19
Jerry Lewis reports 2 Black-necked Grebes off Llangasty carpark mid-morning.

Entry added by: J Hole on Thu 14th November 19, 12:27pm Sighting location: Llanfilo. Sighting date: 14/11/19
Male Brambling on the garden bird table this morning with Chaffinch flock.