Notable Recent Sightings

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fieldfare

At least 40 in trees in Llandinam Friday and Saturday, very early arrivals

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Arctic Tern

One at Llyn Coed-y-Dinas this morning.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

LCyD this week

Little Grebe from Saturday last but still around, Reed Warbler and single Common Sand yesterday - sadly we seem to have missed out on the recent Wood Sand invasion.  Reed Warbler very active (and very furtive!) taking food back to (assume) a new nest to the right of the hide - hopefully yesterday's rain and the forecast deluge on Friday won't raise the water level too much and they at least get one brood off this year

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Best buddies or future breakfast?

Yesterday at LCyD, Peregrine blasted through scattering everything before perching up - probably the safest Pigeon in Montgomeryshire at that point!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Yellow Wagtail

Seen yesterday on marshy farmland SW of Abermule.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Blackcap LCyD

Blackcap showing from time to time in the brambles along the far end of what used to be the Sand Martin cliff - at least 2 x juv with adult female.  Single Common Sand as well

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Painted Lady

A small divergence from the bird side of things but just had an invasion of Painted Lady into the garden - pics from an hour ago

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Common Sandpiper LCyD

3 x Common Sandpiper at LCyD yesterday but little else of note - no terns sadly, 89 Arctic thru Belvide on Monday

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Juv Black Tern LCyD

These pictures from this morning at LCyD - nice to see but feels like it's a bit early to me?  As far as id goes, thoughts welcome because I can't decide between the two!! EDIT - juv Black Tern confirmed. Blackcap also very active as was the, surprised to see, Sedge Warbler

Autumn migration getting underway?

Ben Porter writes- 

It feels like a bit of southward migration is starting to get underway here in Machynlleth, mainly in the form of warblers, hirundines and some gulls. A walk past Glanmerin and over Y Wylfa common on 22nd produced over 35 Swallows moving through westwards, at least 18 Willow warblers amongst the bracken, many being quite bright yellow-looking youngsters; and a flock of 85 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flying west over the Dyfi Valley towards Borth. Nothing particularly scarce as yet, but it feels like things are on the move!