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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 (25/5) - a second print-run of BRECONSHIRE BIRDS - 2019 has now been received. Copies at £6 are available at most outlets (prices may vary):'Visit Brecon', Lion Yard, Brecon: Talgarth Tourist Info Centre, The Square, Talgarth: Crickhowell Adventure Gear (Crickhowell) or for sale through the WTSWW online Shop at www.welshwildlife.org/shop (see under 'Books & Guides'). Price £6 (+ £1.60 p&p if required). The Editor, Andrew King also has copies for sale - telephone 01874 658351 for your copy..................................................... The 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. [Sale points at other local outlets have been arranged -see above]. Thanks to all bird-watchers that have submitted records or photographs for the 2019 Report. 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: Neil Farr on Thu 16th September 21, 06:36pm Sighting location: Pant y Llyn & Banc y Celyn, south of Builth Wells.. Sighting date: 16/09/21
Buzzard sat on a bracken bale, 2 male kestrels in different locations : one before the lake and one flying above Pant-y-Llyn Hill. Numerous meadow pipits and stonechats. 6 red kites and a snipe nr. the summit of Banc y Celyn ( hill of the holly ).

Entry added by: Shelley Evans on Thu 16th September 21, 02:29pm Sighting location: Glasbury Fford Fawr. Sighting date: 16/09/21
WeBS Count this morning: best was 4 Pintail. Also 7 Cormorant, 1 Goosander, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 210 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 10 Teal, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard and 15 Linnet . The river itself was very low and very quite only 1 Heron, I Cormorant and 10 Mallard from the above totals the remainder of waterfowl were all crammed in the pool.

Entry added by: Peter Seaman on Thu 16th September 21, 02:18pm Sighting location: Llangasty reedbeds at Llangorse lake. Sighting date: 16/09/21
One Hobby hunting over the reed beds.

Entry added by: Mark Waldron on Wed 15th September 21, 09:57pm Sighting location: Mynydd Illtyd / Talybont Reservoir. Sighting date: 15/09/21
WeBs count on the Illtyd only gave 11 Snipe. Also in the count area 39 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 30 Goldfinch, 10 Linnet, 2+2 Stonechat, a Whinchat and 2 Reed Bunting. 60 Linnet were feeding on stubble along Warren Road. At Bailihelig Reservoir a Little Grebe was feeding two begging young. Later at the south end of Talybont Reservoir a Greenshank and Ringed Plover on the extensive exposed mud, a juv GBB Gull, 32 Teal, 1 Tufted, a min. 14 Little Grebe, a Wheatear and a late Redstart.