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.
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:
Sightings 11 to 20 of 7566.

Entry added by: M & W Evans on Sat 31st August 19, 11:48pm Sighting location: Lower Llangynidr. Sighting date: 31/08/19
Third dusk sighting of a Barn Owl over the fields between Pencommin and the canal in Llangynidr. Hobby beating fast downstream following the line of the valley of the Usk across Llangynidr at 1400.

Entry added by: Chris Dyson on Sat 31st August 19, 06:25pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 31/08/19
great to finally get a good look at a Hobby this year - one adult still along the lake shore near Llangasty, and no wonder with the number of dragonflies out today. Some of the hawthorns were positively dripping with Migrant Hawkers, and swarms flying around in sheltered spots by the woodland. Apparently I'm not the only one who struggled to see hobbies this year - it's been an issue across the country I heard. I wonder if it could be related to the widely reported dearth of swallows.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Sat 31st August 19, 11:17am Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 31/08/19
2 Hobby hunting dragonfly, 1 GW Egret along north shore, 8+ Teal at Llangasty along with a young Little Grebe and a Sparrowhawk.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Fri 30th August 19, 10:05am Sighting location: Llangasty. Sighting date: 30/08/19
THE ultimate reedbed skulker…… Llangorse Ringing Group report an Aquatic Warbler netted and ringed at 06.30 this morning. 11th county record, all via mistnets. The last Breconshire bird was at the same location virtually a decade ago to the day, but there have been very few in the UK over this 10-yr period.

Entry added by: Mike Warburton on Thu 29th August 19, 10:03pm Sighting location: Mynydd Llangatwg. Sighting date: 29/08/19
16 Red Grouse in total this evening on a wide circuit of the red brick building. Covies of 4,4,5,2 and a single in that order. Very little else aside from singles of Skylark and Meadow Pipit.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Tue 27th August 19, 05:10pm Sighting location: Crai. Sighting date: 27/08/19
110-150 House Martins on wires opposite forestry cottages in Glasfynydd forest were probably the birds seen over Fan Brycheiniog yesterday. General observations in August indicate that Swallows are very scarce around farmsteads when by now you would commonly expect to see parties of 20-30 gathering at several properties in the Crai valley. At Crai reservoir a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling (first site record), Crossbill, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush and 12 House Sparrows along the A4067 there. No obvious butterfly movement but a Small Copper and several Silver Y moths there.

Entry added by: Andrew King on Mon 26th August 19, 05:52pm Sighting location: Allt yr Esgair. Sighting date: 26/08/19
Butterfly transect across the top found just 4 species, Painted Lady migrants heading S the most numerous. Also 3 Stonechats, one passage Whinchat, 3 Redstarts, several Willow Warblers Ravens and an adult Hobby.

Entry added by: Gareth Rees on Mon 26th August 19, 04:37pm Sighting location: Llyn-y-fan Fawr, Fan Brycheiniog scarp. Sighting date: 26/08/19
A 4.5 hour walk as notable for the insect activity as much as the birds. While driving up 150 + House martin and c 50 Swallow were seen feeding on Moel Feity above the lifting morning mist. On the way up to Llyn-y-fan Fawr and Fan Brycheiniog I became aware of a constant trickle of Butterflies of five species all apparently moving (migrating?) south, seen at all altitudes including the 800 m summit and always flying into the moderate breeze. Counts across seven 1 km squares were; 34 Painted Lady (most were faded/worn), 14 Peacock (all fresh), 14 Red Admiral (all pristine), 15 Small Tortoiseshell (fresh) and a handful of White sp. As I was always moving, the true numbers moving must therefore have been in the hundreds for all these species. At the summit of Fan Brycheiniog vast numbers of flying ants was presumably the attraction for the 100-150 House Martins together with a few Swallows and 4 presumed migrant Swifts. The House Martin flock abruptly flocked up and returned to the Usk valley at 12:30. 130 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark, 4 Wheatear (1 juv), 8 Raven, 6 Carrion Crows, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzards and a Dipper were seen over the same walk.

Entry added by: Keith Noble on Sun 25th August 19, 01:10pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 25/08/19
23 Black Terns at noon Sunday 25.8.19

Entry added by: Chris Dyson on Sat 24th August 19, 02:41pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 24/08/19
36 Black Terns today