Notable Recent Sightings

31/12 Tree Sparrow Sarn. A least 2 in garden - one also present on 1st
29/12 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3 (2M/1F),Water Rail, 10 Goosander (5M,5F), 32 Cormorant
29/12 Great White Egret Newtown. Present am, bottom of bypass (Welshpool side) in field near road
28/12 Blackcap Welshpool. Male feeding in private garden
28/12 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single this afternoon
10/12 Great Northern Diver Lake Vyrnwy. Off dam early morning, before circling high and disappearing
26/11 Long-eared Owl Near Llanerfyl. One hunting at night plus Short-eared Owl & 23 Woodcock.
15/11 Great White Egret Penstrowed. On River Severn OS ref SO068917
25/10 Great White Egret Aberhafesp. Present alongside Little Egret
14/09 Black Redstart Llansantffraid. Single in private garden from at least 1st Sept
17/08 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single in morning
06/08 Yellow Wagtail Abermule. On marshy farmland SW of Abermule
01/08 Black Redstart Lake Vyrnwy. Juvenile reported on red trail
27/07 Black Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Juvenile
26/07 Stone Curlew River Severn. Juvenile present from 25th to 26th is a new county record. Finder has requested confidentiality of site
03/07 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. Single near Tower at 8.15am caught a fish.
19/06 Great White Egret Caersws. One on river at 3pm. Also 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Curlew. Breeding waders appear to have been washed out by the floods.
18/06 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. One over Bala Road area around lunchtime
30/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st summer plus 6 Shelduck, Oystercatcher chick
21/05 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. From the dam this morning heading up the lake
20/05 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. Circled over behind the Hotel midday before drifting E/NE
10/05 Gadwall Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair & Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck, female Wigeon
09/05 Black Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present at 9:45am
08/05 Black Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present all day plus brief Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper & nesting Cormorant
27/04 Cattle Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. A bird this afternoon is 2nd county record
17/04 Great Skua Machynlleth. One over, heading inland, is first in county since 1973.
17/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Single plus Cuckoo & Whinchat.
14/04 Common Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus Water Rail, Great C. Grebe, Shelduck & Hirundines
14/04 Black Redstart Middletown. Single this morning.
11/04 Black Redstart Carno. Male briefly this afternoon.
08/04 Brambling Llandyssil. 30+ visiting garden.
06/04 Common Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus Great C. Grebe, Red Kite, Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Teal
04/04 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female still plus 32 Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 female Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 150+ Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, House Martin.
15/03 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single showing today plus Goldeneye
09/03 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair Pochard, Goldeneye, pair Mandarin & Chiffchaff
07/03 Tree Sparrow Wern. 4 on garden feeders (present 6th-8th)
06/03 White-fronted Goose Dolydd Hafren. 2 present from 5th
03/03 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Two plus Goldeneye still
02/03 Chiffchaff Powis Castle. Singing bird
27/02 Tree Sparrow Llansantffraid. Single on garden feeders still
23/02 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present
22/02 Blackcap Guilsfield. Single male, also on 8th Feb
22/02 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 drakes & 2 Pochard, female Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 120 BHG
17/02 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, plus female Goldeneye
16/02 Tree Sparrow Llansantffraid. Single on garden feeders
15/02 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 distant plus 2 Oystercatcher
08/02 Hawfinch Machynlleth. 5 in yews at cemetery this pm
04/02 Hawfinch Machynlleth. 3 in yews at cemetery & 2 Barn Owl nr Sewage works at dusk
25/01 Brambling Llanidloes. Large flock still at at Pen-yr-allt Wood 300+ today
20/01 Waxwing Newtown. Single at the college
20/01 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female present still
18/01 Waxwing Newtown. Still 2 at at the college
17/01 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female present
17/01 Waxwing Newtown. Two at the college this afternoon
15/01 Brambling Lake Vyrnwy. 60+ under beeches along road near Lakeside Hide
13/01 Brambling Llanidloes. 500-600 at Pen-yr-allt Wood most of week - best around SN956857
13/01 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female present
13/01 Waxwing Newtown. Single at the college still present
09/01 Waxwing Newtown. Single at the college still present
08/01 Waxwing Newtown. Single at the college still present
07/01 Brambling Llanidloes. 400+ at Peny-yr-allt Wood in beech near the little car park but mobile
06/01 Waxwing Newtown. Single at the college from 5th
04/01 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female still plus a few Mandarin
04/01 Hawfinch Powis Castle. Present plus male Blackcap
03/01 Blackcap Welshpool. Male at Buttington
03/01 Waxwing Llanidloes. 32 at bottom Bryn du Road 1.45 - 3pm, no sign since. Earlier, 40 reported Buttington Cross Welshpool mid morning but no sign afterwards
02/01 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 20+ in the park today
01/01 Lesser Sp. Woodpecker Powis Castle. One in the park this morning
30/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 14 in the gardens
28/12 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still plus 2 Peregrine, Wigeon, Shelduck
20/12 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 drake & female Goldeneye still
19/12 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female type still present
13/12 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. Female type present and Pintail reported this morning only
   
See Sightings Archive for older records

Friday, January 10, 2020

Chris Townsend - and Llyn Coed y Dinas

No doubt everyone would like to know that Chris Townsend will be speaking about the Llyn Coed y Dinas reserve at next Wednesday's Bird Group meeting (15th Jan).
Chris regularly places interesting posts on this blog, especially relating to LCyD. In fact, the last post is his - good to hear about the Green Sandpiper and water rails Chris.
He is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker, and a very good photographer too.
So we hope you can make it - 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall (preceded by a very short AGM).
Only £2.50, which includes home-made refreshments.
Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Green Sandpiper

One on the Oak Tree island at Llyn Coed-y-Dinas this morning, and 2 Water Rail - one each side of the hide.

Monday, January 06, 2020

LCyD

No signs of any 'winter visitors' at LCyD this past week other than the 30 or so long-staying Wigeon. 'Blue 71HJ' Mute Swan getting a bit stroppy

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Tree Sparrow - Sarn

a few hours in the hide in the garden today - nothing for the first couple of hours and the light was grim then eventually a single Tree Sparrow appeared, my first bird photo'd this year/this decade.  Influx of Coal Tit (12 or so) and Greenfinch (6-8) this past couple of weeks

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tree Sparrow - Sarn

Def 2 poss 3 Tree Sparrow on the feeders in front garden 20 mins ago - 2 squirrel charging in dispersed everything so not seen since. Will get the hide out tomorrow and see if can get a shot or two

Sunday, December 29, 2019

LCYD - Water Rail & Pintail

Popped down to LCYD for the last few hours of the day. Well worth the trip as we saw a Water Rail hunting and washing just to the right of the hide, 3 Pintail (2M/1F) were toward the back of the lake, and the Winter evening sun was stunning!






Great White Egret

Great white Egret Newtown this morning bottom of bypass (Welshpool side) in field near road

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Whooper LCyD

A few pics from late this afternoon - 1st pic the initial fly-out, remainder as it returned and wandered around as the light was going

Whooper Swan - LCYD

Single bird on the water when I walked into the hide at 3pm - doing its normal pre-flight head bobbing and just managed to rip the camera out of the bag before it took off a minute later heading south. Assumed that was it but it dropped back in at 1530 and still here now - pics to follow idc (an unringed bird)

Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming this afternoon 3pm ,Windmill Lane area, Welshpool. Male Blackcap feeding in garden.