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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)

LATEST (3/5/2021) - the 2019 'BRECONSHIRE BIRDS' is almost sold out. The last copies available are with 'Visit Brecon', Lion Yard, Brecon: Crickhowell Adventure Gear (Crickhowell) or for sale through the WTSWW online Shop at www.welshwildlife.org/shop (see under 'Books & Guides'). Price £6 + p&p................................. December 2020: An expanded 2019 Breconshire Bird Report of 90 pages includes status accounts and sightings of 174 species seen in Breconshire in 2019. |It also includes the annual report of Llangorse Bird-Ringing Group and a history of Barnacle Goose in the county. Copies are selling fast, so to reserve your copy at £6 (+ 1.50p&p if mailing req'd) contact the Editor/County Bird Recorder at email address above or telephone 01874 658351. [Sales at other local outlets have been arranged -see above]. Thanks to all bird-watchers that have submitted records or photographs during 2019, many of which first appeared on this blog site. Diolch yn fawr. .............................................................................................................. 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: Mike Tompkinson on Mon 17th May 21, 09:16pm Sighting location: Sarnau Pools. Sighting date: 17/05/21
Azure Damselflies in a sheltered south facing bay. Not surprisingly first dragon activity since 21 April.

Entry added by: Peter Seaman on Mon 17th May 21, 11:15am Sighting location: Llangorse Lake at the Llangasty car park. Sighting date: 17/05/22
Mute Swans at the Llangasty car park. Sadly it appears that rising lake water my have inundated the nest. I cannot be absolutely sure but the pair were showing distressed behaviour and one was pulling a lot of material onto the nest attempting to build it up.

Entry added by: Shelley Evans on Sun 16th May 21, 08:09pm Sighting location: Glasbury garden. Sighting date: 16/05/21
Swifts back overhead this last week (max 6 together so far) and today the first of the spotted flycatchers is back in the garden.

Entry added by: Mark Spirito on Sat 15th May 21, 09:34pm Sighting location: Bronllys. (SO140364) Sighting date: 15/05/21
1 Lesser Whitethroat singing ( Not Seen ) just off the small Lane that heads North out of Bronllys also from the same lane a single Common Whitethroat, and in nearby woodland a spotted Flycatcher, chasing flies in the Drizzle