Notable Recent Sightings

26/07 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. 9 off dam this morning (1f, 8m)
17/07 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. Male on lake from Old Village. Also at Centenary Hide were 2 Mandarin, 2 Teal, 8 Mallard, Little Grebe, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Kingfisher
14/07 Hobby Lake Vyrnwy. 1 over dam 9am, 200+ Siskin (many juv) & 1 juv Lesser Redpoll at feeders
06/07 Hobby The Wern. One hunting am (caught a Swallow)
05/07 Lapwing The Wern. c40 in stubble fields mix of adult/juv's
04/07 Linnet near Dolfor. 120+ = a good sized flock
10/06 Hawfinch near Dolanog. Singleton visiting private garden. Also 1, mid June, visiting garden at Forge
29/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair still present
27/05 Buzzard Dolydd Hafren. Count of c.30 on thermals at 5pm
27/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair still - nesting looks promising
25/05 Yellow Wagtail Carreghofa. Male nr Llanymynech disputing territory with Skylarks
22/05 Marsh Harrier Dolydd Hafren. Female reported (am) headed towards Welshpool. Also Redshank & Yellow Wagtail
22/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 still present & Barnacle Goose until 12.40pm (presumably feral origin)
20/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 (adult & 2nd summer) in BHG colony showing signs of nest building
07/05 Spotted Flycatcher Llanidloes. Single at Gorn Rd this morning
07/05 Spotted Flycatcher Lake Vyrnwy. 4+ today (all common migrants have now returned here)
05/05 Hobby Four Crosses. Overhead between Four Crosses & Llandrinio, evening
03/05 Hobby Lake Vyrnwy. Over Red Trail
01/05 Reed Warbler Llyn Coed y Dinas.
30/04 Little Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st winter present 16:00 & Yellow Wagtail
30/04 Swift Guilsfield. 1 over Groes this morning
29/04 Grasshopper Warbler The Wern. First of season, first heard on 25th
22/04 Cetti's Warbler Pwll Penarth. Singing bird & pair Common Sandpiper, Reed & Sedge Warblers
21/04 Wood Warbler Pendugwm Woods. First report of 2016
20/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Y Gadfa area & Fieldfare still around plus pair Common Sandpiper
20/04 Merlin Dolanog. Female reported
19/04 Yellow Wagtail Dolydd Hafren. One plus Goosander, Common Sandpiper, Stock Dove, White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover
19/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Pair this morning but not accessible plus passage Osprey
17/04 Little Gull Dolydd Hafren. 1st winter (am) plus male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (in oaks to right of far hide), Garden Warbler, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8+ Common Sandpipers, 3 pr Oystercatcher
17/04 Lesser Whitethroat Middletown. Singing male this morning
16/04 Osprey Pwll Penarth. One over
16/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Male still present at y Gadfa
16/04 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair & 150+ Sand Martin
15/04 Sedge Warbler Llyn Coed y Dinas. First report of 2016 & 200+ Swallow
14/04 Dunlin Llyn Coed y Dinas. Singleton
14/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Male at y Gadfa still with 1 Fieldfare
13/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Male at y Gadfa 6.30pm. Also 2 Little Egret present today
13/04 Cuckoo Near Staylittle. 1 present
12/04 White Stork Cors Dyfi. Overhead at 12.35pm following the Dyfi north
12/04 Little Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 in afternoon - adult & immature
10/04 Yellow Wagtail Dolydd Hafren. 1 male plus Osprey over heading NW at 9.30am, 2 singing Redstart, Blackcap, 6 House Martin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Shelduck
10/04 House Martin Pwll Penarth. 6 through am & singing Cetti's Warbler
10/04 Pied Flycatcher Llanfyllin. Male this morning
07/04 Redstart Dolyfdd Hafren. Also 2 Shelduck, 2 Swallow, 2+ Sand Martin, Little Egret
04/04 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Seen from Red Trail
03/04 Osprey Caersws. 1 hovering over River Severn also 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Teal & 10 Sand Martin
03/04 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. 1 over late am, also 36+ Brambling with Chaffinch(150+), Goshawk
02/04 House Martin Coedway. 2 over plus singing Willow Warbler, 3 pairs Tree Sparrow
28/03 Blackcap Pwll Penarth. Male singing nr Aberbechan, Barn Owl, 81 Pied Wagtail in roost, male Sparrowhawk
27/03 Sand Martin Pwll Penarth. 20 plus singing Chiffchaffs (also 1 at Aberbechan), Water Rail, Robin nest building
27/03 Wheatear Dolydd Hafren. First of year plus Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7 Sand Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaffs, 2 Water Rail
26/03 Swallow Lymore Pools. 2 present today
26/03 Swallow Pwll Penarth. 2 plus 30 Sand Martin, 15+ Chiffchaff, calling Cetti's Warbler again
26/03 Sand Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 33+ through today, 1 Swallow & calling Chiffchaff, 9 Snipe
25/03 Raven Lake Vyrnwy. Flock of 60+ also multiple Goshawk showing well in sunshine
25/03 Osprey Powis Castle. 1 over heading south c.11am
23/03 Cetti's Warbler Pwll Penarth. Report of singing bird at 11.30am
23/03 Bittern Cors Dyfi. 1 on reserve & 3 Whooper Swan flying down river
23/03 Meadow Pipit Llanidloes. 80-100 flock at Gorn Hill on spring passage & 2 singing Chiffchaff
22/03 Redshank Lake Vyrnwy. 2 on beach by hotel entrance (am)
21/03 Great Grey Shrike Dyfnant Forest. Approx grid ref SJ000164 and pair Stonechat nearby.
18/03 Scaup Llangurig. 3 male & 1 female at Marsh's Pool this morning. Still present 11am
17/03 Little Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st winter, afternoon until 3.30pm. Also Little Egret, 6 Snipe
16/03 Chiffchaff Fan Pool. Singing bird. 1 was also reported from Pwll Penarth yesterday
13/03 Common Sandpiper Caersws. 2 overwintering birds plus 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 20 Snipe, pair Goosander, 23 Teal & 4 Cormorant
13/03 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. 10 (1 juv) plus 4 Greylag, 2 Teal, Snipe & 20 Skylark
10/03 Little Owl Montgomery. 1 calling at night plus Barn Owl & 3 Tawny Owl
06/03 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 3 reported this morning plus Lesser Spotted Woodpecker again
06/03 Whooper Swan nr Aberhafesp. At least 14 today
06/03 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 5 this morning departed north at 12:50pm
05/03 Whooper Swan nr Aberhafesp. 15 with 2 Mute Swan (same field as on 3rd)
05/03 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 5 present this morning (2 drakes)
03/03 Whooper Swan nr Aberhafesp. 10+ with Mutes in field north of footbridge c.SO058925 (visible from the back road)
25/02 Great Grey Shrike Ceri Ridgeway. 10yds on the Monts side of the border (grid ref SO19458704)
23/02 Little Owl Highgate. At 9.15pm
22/02 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. Over wintering bird today
19/02 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Still on Red Trail. It moves along the Red Trail but for past 2 days it has been at far west end (today at 11am it was at grid ref SH97772099)
18/02 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Single bird again Red Trail
16/02 Great Grey Shrike Dyfnant Forest. Single bird in northern section (i.e. Cownwy Valley area) - probably one of the birds seen at Vyrnwy
14/02 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Single bird still present Red Trail. Plus Goshawk
12/02 Whooper Swan Caersws. Possibly as many as 12 in field alongside A489 between Caersws & Penstrowed, opp Red House Farm. Certainly some present!
11/02 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. 2 birds 12.30pm on Red Trail. Also Goshawk
04/02 Hen Harrier Cors Dyfi. Female present today
02/02 Little Owl Aberhafesp. One at night
31/01 Chiffchaff Newtown. One in private garden
31/01 Blackcap Guilsfield. Male in private garden this morning
27/01 Pink-footed Goose Welshpool. c.80 high overhead going northeast at 2.35pm
24/01 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Powis Castle. Flitting around oak tree tops at main car park
23/01 Gadwall Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 this morning & 19 Mute Swan (8 juv's)
22/01 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 drake plus 4 Goldeneye (2m 2f), Water Rail
21/01 Whooper Swan Caersws. 4 adults in a favoured field near Caersws with 4 adult Mutes. Also pair of Mutes on river at Caersws & pair of Mutes on a field near Aberhafesp with solitary adult Mute nearby
16/01 Bittern Cors Dyfi. Still present. Also reports from 11th & 12th
11/01 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. Pair on fields behind Ty-mawr farm SW of Aberhafesp, on south bank of river
10/01 Bittern Cors Dyfi. Bird photographed by stealth camera
27/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. One plus Crossbill, Green Woodpecker & Marsh Tit
27/12 Water Rail Flash, Welshpool. 2 plus 12 Tufted Duck & 2 Snipe. Nearby 2000+ LBB Gull and a few Herring Gull on flooded fields
18/12 Chiffchaff Newtown. At Sewage works, 4 including another putative Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis) - different bird to 16th. Also a Willow Warbler with a damaged wing.
16/12 Yellowhammer Lymore. 50+ on top of hedges where Offa's Dyke passes through Lymore.
16/12 Chiffchaff Newtown. At Sewage works, Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis) with 2 x collybita plus female Mandarin Duck, 50 Fieldfare, many Reed Bunting and Goldcrest
10/12 Short-eared Owl Cors Dyfi. Afternoon sighting
04/12 Great Black-backed Gull Caersws. 5 in flooded fields nr Maes Mawr hall with c.800 Herring Gull, c.200 Lesser Black-backed Gull
04/12 Blackcap Welshpool. 1 male
   
See Sightings Archive for older records

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Green Woodpecker

A juvenile seen in Cefn y Coed area,Abermule.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Grasshopper Warbler

Having not heard or seen a grasshopper warbler on the Wern since late May, we were delighted to hear it yesterday morning, and even more thrilled when it appeared right in front of us.

Reed Warbler

Reed Warblers at Llyn Coed y Dinas show adult and youngster. Pics by Mark Wilson

Monday, July 18, 2016

nice & neat

Mark Wilson snapped a neat Blackcap at Llyn Coed y Dinas on Saturday and a scruffy adult Blue Tit undergoing it's post-breeding moult in Sarn

Monday, July 11, 2016

At the Sarn feeders

Mark Wilson has Great Spotted Woodpecker (female and juvenile) and Tree Sparrow
 

Thursday, July 07, 2016

One less

A sad discovery on the side of the main road in Four Crosses on my way to work last night. Little Owls are becoming increasingly scarce in Mid Wales and this hasn't helped !


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Yellowhammers, redstarts and a hobby




Male yellowhammers are still singing on the Wern, but we've seen no confirmation of breeding.
Young redstarts are also around - we don't see them every year, so it's good to have them back again.



The highlight of this morning's Wern walk was a hobby, which set the swallows all of a twitter and then took one, flying off out of sight before I could even think of photographing it! - it's the first we've seen locally this year.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Lapwings on Wern







Up to 40 lapwings have been feeding for the last 3 days on a 'silage stubble' field on the Wern - what a delight it is to see a good mix of adults and juveniles together, occasionally taking off and giving us the bonus of an aerial display too.

Monday, July 04, 2016

More fledglings

More baby birds in Sarn by Mark Wilson (Robin, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit) -

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Kingfisher

After a dearth of (personal) sightings, one at Llyn Coed y Dinas today.