Home Page | Current Sightings | Image Gallery | Ringing Page | County List | County Map | Where & When | Useful Links
RSSBrecknock Birds sightings are now available via a RSS feed.
The link is: http://www.brecknockbirds.co.uk/rss/index.php

Current Sightings (Click here to add a sighting)

Below are all sightings recorded on this website. The newest sighting is displayed first, there are ten sightings per page. We would love to hear your bird sightings - whether common or more unusual - click here to add a sighting. You can also search all sightings - click here.

Add Sighting (Fields marked * are required)

*Your name: 
*Description of bird(s): 
Enter a valid description.Enter a valid description.
*Location: 
Please neter the OS grid referance. Whilst this is optional, it allows for the sighting to be accurately mapped. Please use discretion if the sighting is of a sensitive nature.
Grid reference:
(Should be in the form of SO133262 or SN833286)
*Date of sighting: 
Email address (optional): 
Enter a valid email address.Enter a valid email address.

*Human test: what colour is an orange?:
Enter a validation code.Enter a validation code.Enter a validation code.
Search Sightings (wildcards are automatic on all fields except date)
Date: Between (DD/MM/YYYY)
Person Name:
Bird / Description:
Location:
Sightings 11 to 20 of 6551.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 14th June 17, 10:29pm Sighting location: Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. Sighting date: 14/06/17
It was quiet around the crags, 22 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit, 9 Skylark, 4 Redpoll, 2 Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo and singles of Whinchat and Stonechat were the highlights. Also 5 Small Heath.

Entry added by: Ruth Allen on Tue 13th June 17, 11:39am Sighting location: Brecon town centre, St Mary's Church tower. Sighting date: 12/06/17
Peregrine Falcon heard calling when I came out of choir practice at 9:00 p.m. Saw a flurry of feathers being blown in the wind followed by the falcon.

Entry added by: David Whitehead on Sat 10th June 17, 07:30pm Sighting location: Llanfrynach . Sighting date: 10/06/17
I male and 2 female blackcaps feeding on ivy berries in garden

Entry added by: Suzanne on Wed 7th June 17, 04:54pm Sighting location: Langattock. Sighting date: 07/06/17
Stunning male Bullfinch skipping around hedgerow enjoying mid-morning sunshine observed through kitchen window. Meanwhile two swallows' nests around the house continue to provide interest, mess and entertainment. That two of last year's returning (?) birds appear to have given up the idea of nesting in the utility room is something of a relief! P.S. it must have been the hanging wet washing that deterred them .

Entry added by: Bob Griffiths on Tue 6th June 17, 11:40am Sighting location: Beacons Reservoir. Sighting date: 06/06/17
A pair of G.C.G's with three youngsters, 29 Canada Geese and dozens of House Martins.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Sun 4th June 17, 11:39pm Sighting location: Aberbran. Sighting date: 04/06/17
A minimum of 25 Stock Dove were feeding in a field south of the A40 early evening.

Entry added by: Steve Jones on Sun 4th June 17, 10:20am Sighting location: Abergwesyn Common, Carnau etc.. Sighting date: 03/06/17
Bird survey on Abergwesyn Common north of Coed Trallwm - isolated area! Disappointing number of birds other than the ubiquitous Skylarks & Pipits. A few Whinchat and Reed Bunting on the lower slopes. A single Snipe flushed near summit of Bryn Rhudd that didnt go far. Evidence of Grouse (droppings) on Waun Nant y Gath but desperate amounts of heather. Great Black backed gull there on a sheep carcass also. In the deep and very isolated Cedni valley there were more birds including Whinchats, Wheatear, Stonechats with young, Grey Wagtails, Heron and on Nant Gewyn adjacent to the forestry nice to see a Dipper. A pair of Crossbills near the old farmstead at Pen cae and a Redstart singing in the plantation with a couple of Tree Pipits

Entry added by: John Lloyd on Fri 2nd June 17, 07:44pm Sighting location: Deepest Elenydd. (SN838685) Sighting date: 02/06/17
I'm sure this is ex-county but I'm not sure how to otherwise get the record into the system. A pair of Dunlin with a nest with 4 eggs on 25/05/2017 had at least one young today. Flip of a difficult place to get to though......

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Fri 2nd June 17, 05:37pm Sighting location: Upper Senni valley. Sighting date: 02/06/17
Breeding proven for Willow Tit with a family party with at least 1 dependent fledgling. A singing male at a second site. Also a pair of Tree Pipit carrying food and a minimum of 6 Pied Flycatcher territories (NY at two). A credible report of a Tree Sparrow visiting a well stocked feeder there will hopefully be backed up soon by photographic evidence. Another credible report of a Nightingale singing there in the late 1950's or early 1960s will be harder to verify.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Thu 1st June 17, 10:36am Sighting location: Breconshire. Sighting date: 31/05/17
Many surveys/monitoring participated in recent weeks - Curlew, Golden Plover, Peregrines, generalist surveys of the Elenydd, BTO Breeding Bird Surveys, etc. Usual numbers really, although Tree Pipit numbers on one BBS square are the lowest for 22 years. Perhaps of more interest were two recent casualties, natural causes. A male Goshawk hit a Talgarth cottage window still grasping the fledgling Magpie it had taken milliseconds before - the Gos sent to PBMS for background toxicity testing. A Chiffchaff killed itself inside a Talgarth greenhouse - it carried a 'Madrid' metal leg-ring. Details awaited but the bird looks 'odd' so may ultimately go for DNA testing to establish 'ibericus' sub-species. Thanks to the finders for reporting those casualties.