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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)

WINTER BIRD-WATCH WALK - 19TH JANUARY 2019. WTSWW event, non-members welcome. Meet at 09.30am at Ty Mawr Fm, Llangasty (NOT the Church car park!). A 2-hr walk led by Andrew King/Keith Noble will be followed by soup and a roll refreshments back at Ty Mawr Farm. PLEASE book your place(s) by ringing 01874 625708 before the day. £5 donation requested. The 2017 'Breconshire Birds' Report will be available (see purchase details below) as well as details of other Trust events coming soon......................... 2017 BRECONSHIRE BIRD REPORT. The 74-page 2017 Annual report covers the occurrence of 173 bird species in the county in 2017, priced £7 if collected. P&P rate set at £1.50 (see below). Published by WTSWW, and of fresh design, it is available through the Editor/County Recorder, and to callers at.....Mondays and Weds to the old BWT Offices, Lion Yard, Brecon (tel 01874 625708)....Thursdays & Fridays to Biodiversity Information Offices, The Watton, Brecon (tel 01874 610881 beforehand). Full of high-quality colour photos, Systematic List covering those 173 species, Llangorse Ringing Group 2017 Report, the finding of Bonaparte's Gull, Gazetteer of sites, etc. Great value at £7. Please add £1.50 for p&p and apply via WTSWW on 01656 724100 or email info@welshwildlife.org Other outlets will be arranged and publicised here............................................................................................................... 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: Mark Waldron on Sat 19th January 19, 04:11pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd / Tarrell valley. Sighting date: 19/01/19
Very productive WeBs count today with highest ever counts of Common Snipe 97 and an astonishing 8 Jack Snipe. Other surprise was 9 Crossbill that flew over calling. 75 Fieldfare were with 500 Starling and 8 Redwing were seen. Down in the Tarrell valley a mixed finch flock of 150 Linnet, 150 Chaffinch and 25 Goldfinch were flushed from a weedy field by a Sparrowhawk and 14 LBB and 37 BH Gull were feeding near by.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Thu 17th January 19, 10:16pm Sighting location: Cradoc. (SO034311) Sighting date: 17/01/19
Barn owl road casualty this evening.

Entry added by: Jerry Lewis on Wed 16th January 19, 06:21pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 16/01/18
5 Great & 2 Little Egret on flood, viewed from churchyard, at 4pm (pre-roost)

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 16th January 19, 06:11pm Sighting location: Usk Reservoir. Sighting date: 16/01/19
Only 23 species seen, best being 27 Crossbill, 2 Willow Tit and 3 Jay together.