Notable Recent Sightings

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
22/11 Red-breasted Merganser Lake Vyrnwy. Female plus 12 female Common Scoter, female Goldeneye and 5 Pintail (1m, 4f)
21/11 Firecrest Newtown. One reported - no further info
21/11 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. 3 female plus 1 female Goldeneye
04/11 Brambling Carno. Male at feeders. Widespread county sightings of the species this week - looks like it could be a good Brambling winter
03/11 Snow Goose Upper Dyfi Estuary. 5 of uncertain origin arrived just after dawn
03/11 Chiffchaff Lake Vyrnwy. One standard p.collybita again
01/11 Chiffchaff Lake Vyrnwy. One standard p.collybita this morning
31/10 Golden Plover Ceri Ridgeway. c.50 over this morning
29/10 Pintail Lake Vyrnwy. 1 (probably eclipse male) at top of the Lake for past week.
25/10 Brambling Dolydd Hafren. Male and 2 late Swallows
25/10 Firecrest Lake Vyrnwy. Female today plus Siberian Chiffchaff (ssp tristis), Hen Harrier (ring-tail)
22/10 Common Scoter Commins Coch. Adult male feeding on the Afon Twymyn
17/10 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair + Snipe, Reed Bunting, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 18 Lapwing
16/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Newtown. Briefly only in top of sycamore at grid ref SO110915
15/10 Brambling Lake Vyrnwy. 3 overhead today
15/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Newtown. Still present to lunchtime at least
15/10 Redstart Llandysil. Female/juv at Green Lane near Llandysil (am)
14/10 Fieldfare Lake Vyrnwy. Flocks of 15+30 plus 100's of Redwing now around the county
14/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Newtown. Still present in sycamore trees behind MacDonalds
12/10 Woodcock Llyn Hir. 1st of the season
12/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Newtown. With tit flock in car park trees behind MacDonalds at 2.30pm
11/10 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. A male on lake & 1st-year Lapwing on shore
08/10 Merlin Llyn Hir. Also Redwing, ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Jack Snipe, 25 Snipe, 30 Lapwing, 50 Golden Plover, 60 Goldfinch & 150 Meadow Pipit
08/10 Redwing Lake Vyrnwy. 20+ first of autumn and 60+ Lesser Redpoll
06/10 Jack Snipe Llyn Hir. 1st of autumn, still 2 Hen Harrier, 30 Snipe, 40 Golden Plover, Sparrowhawk, Goosander & 200 Meadow Pipit
03/10 Hen Harrier Llyn Hir. 2 plus Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, c100 Goldfinch, c50 Lapwing
29/09 Wigeon Lake Vyrnwy. 23 this morning are first reported of winter
23/09 Hen Harrier Llyn Hir. 2 passage birds (a male & ring-tail) plus 2 Kestrel, Barn Owl, 30 Golden Plover, 25 Snipe, 10 Lapwing, Stonechat, 50 Goldfinch & 400 Meadow Pipit
19/09 Black Redstart Lake Vyrnwy. Female/juvenile type in clearfell below Rhiwargor waterfall grid SH955244 this morning
18/09 Great Black-backed Gull Newtown. 2 soaring low over Newtown cricket pitch pm
11/09 Marsh Harrier Llyn Hir. Female/juvenile type quartered marshland on SE side of lake for 5 mins this afternoon before heading off west
23/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. 1 plus 3 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper
22/08 Little Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 4 present this morning plus Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler
20/08 Lesser Whitethroat Llyn Coed y Dinas. At least one plus 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Little Egret
17/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. 2 present (ringed Blue YU and ringed Blue HL1)
16/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. One present (ringed Blue YU)
15/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. 2 present (ringed Blue YU and ringed Blue HL1)
15/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still present
14/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. 2 present (ringed Blue YU and ringed Blue HL1)
14/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still present
13/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. One present pm
13/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still present
12/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still present
11/08 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. Juvenile this afternoon
11/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still present
09/08 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3 present
09/08 Raven Beacon Ring. Flock of 45+
09/08 Hobby Middletown. One overhead, pm
09/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still, 10.15am, on grass/rushes at end of Centenary Hide branch. Best view from road along south side near where river from Bala road enters lake
08/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Still, to at least 4.15pm, viewable from 'Lakeside Hide', in grassy area to the right at top end of the lake
07/08 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. Single this pm - top end of Lake i.e. near Centenary Hide
07/08 Hobby Welshpool. 1 over north of town with 100+ Swift, c.40 Swallow
29/07 Goosander Llanfyllin. Flock of 20+, 1st year/female type flew west at 11am
24/07 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair plus Kingfisher
22/07 Crossbill Bwlchyddar. Flock of 22 this morning
21/07 Hobby Guilsfield. 1 over this morning
17/07 Black-tailed Godwit Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 late pm plus Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Reed & Sedge Warbler
11/07 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 plus 2 Common Sandpiper
09/07 Quail Lake Vyrnwy. One singing today plus at dam wall, 9 Common Sandpiper
08/07 Common Scoter Llyn Clwyedog. Group of 10-12 from midday on 6th 'til 8.30pm on 8th. Also 2 Oystercatcher at north end.
04/07 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still (there were 2 on 1st)
02/07 Great Black-backed Gull Lake Glaslyn. One with a few Herring & Lesser Black-backed Gulls
30/06 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult (missing left foot) plus immature Shelduck still
28/06 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 plus 9 Lapwing
15/06 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. One present for 2nd consecutive day
14/06 Hobby Middletown. One over
10/06 Turtle Dove Pentrebeirdd. Single bird in private garden today
03/06 Marsh Harrier Cors Dyfi. Several views throughout the day
24/05 Nightjar Lake Vyrnwy. First churring bird of year
24/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Long staying bird present
18/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Long staying bird still & 6 Shelduck
15/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Long staying bird still & 2 pair Shelduck, 4 Reed Warbler
10/05 Spotted Flycatcher Powis Castle. One in car park 1pm
09/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st summer still present and 30+ House Martin
06/05 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. One briefly (pm)
05/05 Goldeneye Llanerfyl area. Drake at a private site plus Whinchat
04/05 Swift Llyn Coed y Dinas. 20+ at 8am but no sign of Garganey
03/05 Garganey Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake present still at 12.30pm along left side bank
02/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. The 1st summer bird again
01/05 Spotted Flycatcher Lake Vyrnwy. One today plus Garden Warbler
30/04 Little Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult again at lunchtime plus 1st summer Mediterranean Gull
29/04 Little Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult present this afternoon
28/04 Lesser Whitethroat Pontrobert. One plus Garden Warbler
26/04 Reed Warbler Llyn Coed y Dinas. One plus Whitethroat
26/04 Garganey Dolydd Hafren. Pair in front of 1st hide apparently present since 21st. Can be elusive. Also 2 Whimbrel, 2 Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Whinchat, 4 Swift, Sedge & Reed Warblers. 87 species seen there this morning
23/04 Whitethroat Middletown Hill. First reported this year
22/04 Garden Warbler Nr Welshpool. First reported this year
22/04 Wood Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. 1st singing male of year plus belated news of a Whinchat on 19th
20/04 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Breidden Hill. On way up to Rodneys Pillar plus Green & Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit excavating nest hole, Crossbill (ad & juv), Tree Pipit
18/04 Hobby Hafren Forest. One from picnic area (SN852881) plus Goshawk, Green Woodpecker, Crossbill, Cuckoo
16/04 Cuckoo Cwm Biga. One this morning at Cwm Biga (near Clwyedog)
16/04 Cuckoo Lake Vyrnwy. At least 1 & female Ring Ouzel on Dinas Mawddwy road
15/04 Ringed Plover Llyn Coed y Dinas. One plus 3 Common Sandpiper, 60 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, Sedge Warbler, 5 Snipe, 20 Tufted Duck
13/04 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present lunchtime & Sedge Warbler, 2 singing Blackcap
12/04 Sedge Warbler Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 in front of hide & Common Sandpiper, 2 pr Great Crested Grebe
12/04 Greenshank Dolydd Hafren. 1 present & 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 LRP, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Redstart, 60+ Sand Martin
11/04 Pied Flycatcher Llanidloes. 1, Allt Goch Wood & Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, abundant Chiffchaff
11/04 Sand Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 150+, 20 Swallow, drake Shoveler
10/04 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 briefly
09/04 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. Passed through & caught fish near dam
09/04 Blackcap Pwll Penarth. A singing male today plus 2 others near Burgedin Lock
06/04 Willow Warbler Dolydd Hafren. 2 (on 5th) are 1st this year as were 3 Little Ringed Plover. 25 Goosander (9 males) + 12 ducklings, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 32 Curlew, Lapwing (displaying), 7 Sand Martin, 5 Little Egret
06/04 Ring Ouzel Kerry Ridgeway. One just inside the Monts border late pm
05/04 Redshank Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single present
04/04 House Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 with 4 Swallow, Sand Martin.
04/04 Oystercatcher Lake Vyrnwy. 5 passage birds on dam wall (am)
03/04 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 drake+2 duck, 4 pairs Moorhen, Kingfisher, 11 Snipe
02/04 Redstart Llanfyllin. One and another at Lake Vyrnwy today as well
02/04 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Also Short-eared Owl (but both brief/ inaccessible), 10+ Fieldfare
01/04 Swallow Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 early pm plus 2 Sand Martin, 2 Oystercatcher, Shoveler, Red Kite, Snipe, Chiffchaffs
31/03 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still plus 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Shoveler, 4 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, Lapwing
30/03 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Summer plumage 2nd winter bird again (pm)
29/03 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 adult briefly at 2:30pm plus pair Red Kite, 20+ Curlew over
28/03 Kittiwake Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult bird this morning with 30+ Sand Martin through & 6 Chiffchaff. A 1st winter Kittiwake then at 5:15-5.20pm
26/03 Hen Harrier Cors Dyfi. Female present
26/03 Kittiwake Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair at 3.30pm on island in front of the hide plus 3 Shoveler
25/03 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. Six present - a high count for Montgomeryshire!
24/03 Redstart Cwmbiga. 1 very early male seen and heard
23/03 Blackcap Sarn. Male in private garden
20/03 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. 4 calling (widespread in small numbers now) plus 8 Bullfinch, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail and a colour-ringed Dipper
19/03 Wheatear Llanbrynmair. Small flock are first reported this year
17/03 Redshank Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 present (clearly a movement through county at present) plus Chiffchaff
17/03 White-fronted Goose Dolydd Hafren. Still, 2 European race birds plus 5 Redshank
15/03 Sand Martin Pwll Penarth. 3 over plus singing Chiffchaff
15/03 White-fronted Goose Dolydd Hafren. 2 European race birds from 2nd hide plus 4 Stonechat (all female), 2 Chiffchaff, c.120 Curlew, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, Little Egret, 100+ Wigeon, 2 Red Kite, 3 Sparrowhawk 8+ Buzzard
15/03 Sand Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still 2 present this morning
14/03 Sand Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 late morning, first reported this year
14/03 Tree Sparrow Lymore. 2 in cricket pitch fields plus c.100 Linnet, 20 Fieldfare, Reed Buntings
13/03 Great White Egret Cors Dyfi. (Also seen 12th). c.6 Yellowhammer at Visitor Centre feeders
13/03 Chiffchaff Wern. 1 by canal this morning
03/03 Brambling Commins Coch. Male at feeders. Very scarce this winter...
01/03 Hen Harrier Cors Dyfi. Female over reeds for approx 1 hour at midday. NB The 360 Observatory is now open every day from 10am
26/02 Green Sandpiper Dolydd Hafren. 2 this pm plus 350+ Lapwing, 100+ Curlew, 100+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher (1 right leg ringed), Peregrine
26/02 Goldeneye Llyn Mawr. 1 female type.
25/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Evening. Please advise if seen since!
24/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present
22/02 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 6 present until 7.45am
21/02 Goshawk Cwm Biga. Male this morning & 100+ Siskin, 16+ Crossbill
20/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, in front of hide, pm
18/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present, evening c5.30pm is best time to see it
18/02 Little Egret Penybontfawr. Present at 9am
17/02 Short-eared Owl Glaslyn. Evening, plus 2 Kestrel and Red Grouse (heard)
17/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Showing well early pm
15/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus Kingfisher
14/02 Whooper Swan Caersws. 11 with 4 Mute Swan today
13/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Visible from 11am plus 4 Goosander, 3 Shelduck
12/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Showing well late evening (until 5.43pm!)
12/02 Whooper Swan Caersws. c.20 reported on recent mornings in usual fields next to Red House Farm near Caersws
11/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus 2 Shelduck, 7 Common Snipe
09/02 Bittern Cors Dyfi. Trailcam image on facebook timed at 15:01 so confirming at least 2 birds in the county.
09/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. From 5.15pm plus Oystercatcher, Snipe, Reed Bunting
08/02 Little Egret Llanfyllin. Near car park on R. Cain
07/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Again from 2pm
06/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present again late pm
06/02 Lapwing Dolydd Hafren. 700+ this morning plus Green Sandpiper
04/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present early morning (8am) & late evening
03/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Again from 3.30pm today & 3+ Reed Bunting
02/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Again from 5pm in front of hide
01/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Showing well from 5pm in front of hide
31/01 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 6 briefly 8.30am, car park trees
30/01 Bittern Cors Dyfi. Pic taken by trail camera
24/01 Goosander Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3M & 2F plus 47 Greylag, 10 Snipe
24/01 Jack Snipe Llyn Hir. 1 with 13 Woodcock, 40 Snipe, 3 Golden Plover, 20 Lapwing
24/01 Red Grouse Glaslyn. 4 plus 3 Goldeneye
24/01 Whooper Swan Caersws. 12 plus 32 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper
24/01 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 15 plus Green Woodpecker
24/01 Tree Sparrow Lymore Estate. 15-20 in the field & hedge opposite cricket ground plus 4 Gadwall, 150 Wigeon
23/01 Little Egret Montgomery. 1 over at 8:10am heading towards Lymore
22/01 Tree Sparrow Lymore Park. 6+ in Linnet & Chaffinch flock
22/01 Barn Owl Pool Quay. On the A483 southbound layby fence, Pool Quay straight, 4:15am
20/01 Two-barred Crossbill Lake Vyrnwy. Male with 10 Common Crossbill on blue trail SJ01551843 at 15:10. Will be new County Record if accepted. Not seen 21/01.
20/01 Kestrel Welshpool. 3 at Red Bank 8:50am
18/01 Mandarin Lymore Pools. 2 on Lower Pool & 119 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall on Top Pool
18/01 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. A drake this morning plus 19 Snipe
15/01 Merlin Welshpool. Top of Red Bank mid morning plus 20 Redwing at Windmill Lane
08/01 Goldeneye Llyn Clywedog. 4 on the Afon Biga branch
06/01 Lapwing Llyn Coed y Dinas. 300+ present with 9 Goosander, Shelduck, Snipe, 6 Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk
04/01 Chiffchaff Newtown. 1 in private garden Treowen Estate this morning plus Bullfinch
03/01 Pied Wagtail Welshpool. 40+ Jehu Road 4.45pm, presumably coming in to roost nearby
31/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 9 this morning plus 4 Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, 25+ Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Marsh Tit, 2 Green Woodpecker
30/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 6 present (am) around the castle and 2 Peregrine over mid-day
29/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 4 briefly in tree tops by car park this morning plus Green Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Redwing, Fieldfare, Water Rail, Bullfinch, 50 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk
29/12 Woodcock The Flash, Welshpool. 1 and 5+ Water Rail
28/12 Merlin Dolfor. Near Barns Wood, half way between Dolfor & Kerry
27/12 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair present
21/12 Little Egret Penybontfawr. One on the Tanat (not seen on 22nd)
20/12 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Trewern. By railway line
20/12 Redshank Llyn Coed y Dinas. First reported on 19th and present at 12.30pm today
15/12 Whooper Swan Caersws. 5 in field opposite Caersws FC at 12.20pm & Little Egret at the bridge
12/12 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 plus 1 male Goosander (wellies necessary car park flooded)
12/12 Merlin Llyn Mawr. Female this morning
10/12 Water Rail Wern. Plus 2 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Redwing, Fieldfare and Barn Owl (9th)
09/12 Great White Egret River Dyfi nr Machynlleth. A pair reported this pm
08/12 Snipe Llyn Coed y Dinas. Count of 12 plus the drake Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, juvenile Peregrine, 17 Wigeon, 20+ Lapwing, 3 Cormorant
08/12 Fieldfare Burgess Croft. 40+ with 6 Song Thrush and 17 Blackbird
06/12 Blackcap Montgomery. 3 (2 male/1 fem) feeding on apple tree in private garden (and on 7th)
06/12 Chiffchaff Wern. 1 overwintering bird with Goldcrests this morning
01/12 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 present PM plus the drake Shoveler
   
See Sightings Archive for older records

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Llyn Coed y Dinas 6th Feb

Pouring with rain... again. Nice weather for ducks and Mark Wilson found a few at LCYD -

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Garden Welshpool



2 male and 1 female Brambling, 15 Redpoll, 6 Siskin, 1 Starling, 45 plus Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch, male G S Woodpecker, 2 Dunnock, Wren, 10 plus Chaffinch, House Sparrows

4 Red Legged Partridge top Red Bank

Saturday, January 30, 2016

                                                BULLFINCH AT LAST
                            

                                                Going to Dolydd Hafren today and my wife shout
                                                BULLFINCH so managed to get some pictures
                                              male and female and that's before we got in the car.
                                                Got to Dolydd Hafren and there was about 60 or so
                                                 of these geese but I don't know what they are
                                                  


 
                          
                          

Friday, January 29, 2016


PICTURES FROM THE GARDEN


                                  Here are a few pictures of some of the birds that have visited my garden
over the last week. We are getting about 20 long tailed tits
at a time 2 nuthatches a pair of collared doves and we have
had two visits from a cormorant





yellowhammers

A large flock (at least a dozen) with chaffinch off Offa's Dyke near Lymore pools along hedgerows. Two days ago.
3 wood sandpipers( I assume since didn't have a scope but noted them in the file from a couple of days before) still at Dolydd Hafren yesterday.
Gruesome remains of ? lapwing at far hide and starling at near one. Several heads and wings at the top of the steps at both hides. Are these the work of sparrowhawk or peregrine?
The road is horrendously rutted and deep in mud. Is the farmer trying to tell us something?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pinkfeet

A skein of about 80 Pinkfooted Geese flying North East over Welshpool at 14.35.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Powis Castle

Lesser spotted woodpecker seen in top of oak tree near to main car park of Powis Castle. From bottom of car park walk back across the field diagonally towards Dairy Pool. Was seen in the fourth or fifth oak you come to. Feeding on insects towards top of tree, not heard drumming.

cygnus (no c)olor LCYD 23rd Jan

Mark Wilson has fiddled with his camera/computer and produced this from Llyn Coed y Dinas 23rd January...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LCYD 22nd Jan

Mark Wilson's pics of Pintail and Goldeneye. The birds have not been reported on 23rd.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

John Evans

Mark Wilson advises that John Evans funeral details as follows:-

Service at All Saints’ Church, Newtown at 1pm, Monday 1 February 2016

followed by a green burial near Llandyssil

then adjourn to The Monty Club, 11 Broad Street, Newtown