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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 (andy[at]breconbirds.wales)

BRECONSHIRE BIRDS 2021 Annual Report is now available for sale at £8/copy (or £10 incl p&p). We apologise for the publication delay which has been beyond our control. 100 pages cover 169 species seen in the County in 2021, and articles on Greenfinch, Willow Tit and the 2021 report of Llangorse Ringing Group activities. To purchase your copy, contact Andrew King on email 'andy(at)breconbirds.wales' or on 07967 559787. Sales outlets: 'Visit Brecon'(Lion Yard in Brecon), BBNP Mountain Centre Shop (Libanus), Llangors Shop and Talgarth TIC, The Sqaure all hold copies for sale............................................................................................... 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: Andrew King on Tue 7th February 23, 08:00am Sighting location: Llangorse Lake 4pm. Sighting date: 06/02/23
Male Red-breasted Merganser along N shore . 36 Pintail.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Sun 5th February 23, 09:43pm Sighting location: Y Byddwn. Sighting date: 05/02/23
62 redwing feeding in a crop next to the reserve.

Entry added by: Alan Salter on Sun 5th February 23, 09:37pm Sighting location: Brecon Beacons. (SO025207) Sighting date: 04/02/23
A flock of 6 finches, some showing plenty of white were seen between Fan y Big and Cribyn by a friend who I was walking with surely snow buntings.

Entry added by: John Lewis on Sun 5th February 23, 06:06pm Sighting location: Llangorse Lake. Sighting date: 05/02/23
Late aftternoon stop at Llangasty in ideal calm conditions for looking through the gull roost. Counted 540 Lesser Black backed Gulls, c 400 Herring Gull and they were still arriving. .. A very smart adult Yellow-legged Gull amomg them was the highlight of the evening. About 1100 Black-headed and 300 Common Gull. Also 6 Great White Egret flew past en-route to 'South Africa' and 8 Little Egret and 73 Cormorant roosting in the trees opposite. 4 Goosander flew past to roost in the reed edge and 9 Goldeneye just offshore.