Notable Recent Sightings

09/12 Little Egret Llanidloes. One from the main bridge mid morning
08/12 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. 8 (6 adult, 2 juv) by the white footbridge
03/12 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. Different place to 1st - today from road to Hirnant
02/11 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair still plus 300 Teal, 300 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, Mandarin, Shelduck, 10 Snipe, 3 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaff (1st)
01/12 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. 1 at SH995195, plus Jack Snipe, Little Egret
30/11 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Pair plus Teal, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Mandarin, Goosander, Shelduck, 8 Snipe, 3+ Kingfisher, Water Rail
27/11 Cetti's Warbler Dolydd Hafren. 2 from 1st hide plus 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper
26/11 Blackcap Newtown. Female on berries at the school
25/11 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 Siberian (Tristis) type & Blackcap, Water Rail
19/11 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. At least 4 together this morning
17/11 Merlin Bettws Cedewain. Male at 7.45am
15/11 Hen Harrier Dolanog. Male over Yr Allt this afternoon
13/11 Blackcap Montgomery. 1 female in private garden this morning
12/11 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. 7 female type off Old Village & 1 Lapwing
12/11 Chiffchaff Montgomery. 1 in private garden this morning
07/11 Whooper Swan Lake Vyrnwy. 3 adult (different birds to 3rd) from Lakeside Hide & Goldeneye
03/11 Whooper Swan Lake Vyrnwy. 9 (5a, 4j) on lake early am off Old Village, & 11 Wigeon off Tower
24/10 Great White Egret Upper Dyfi Estuary. 1 present
23/10 Fieldfare Lake Vyrnwy. 1000+ Thrush at y Gadfa this morning of approx 4:1 ratio Fieldfare:Redwing. Also a few Brambling & 1 Merlin. On lake - 11 Mandarin (5m, 6f), 46 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe
22/10 Little Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 4 into roost plus 31 Cormorant, 42 Tufted Duck, 18 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 6 Snipe, probable Jack Snipe
20/10 Pink-footed Goose near Llanerfyl. A flock overhead last night, also Golden Plover, Jack Snipe and Snipe in the area
20/10 Ring Ouzel Long Mountain. 1 this morning with winter Thrush flock
15/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. Present 8.30am at least according to BirdGuides. Also 7 Mandarin, Kingfisher
14/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. Present all day around new play area. Also Brambling, Blackcap
13/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. Still present in and around new play area
12/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. Still present in and around new play area, showed well and very active early afternoon
12/10 Fieldfare Llanfyllin. 10+ over this morning with Redwing
11/10 Yellow-browed Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. 2 - 1 in trees by lower car park alongside new play area 10am-12.30pm. Another 12.30pm briefly at start of Purple trail. Also Osprey (pm), 60+ Lesser Redpoll, Goshawk, 140+ Jackdaw
10/10 Crossbill Ceri Ridgeway. 2 flocks of 20+. Crossbill numbers have increased throughout county in past week
10/10 Golden Plover Lake Glaslyn. 12+ this morning
09/10 Whooper Swan Dolydd Hafren. 2 with 100+ Canada's 1/4 mile south of Dolydd Hafren on field beside river
06/10 Crossbill Ceri Ridgeway. 12+ today along main track
04/10 Redwing Welshpool. 200+ over
02/10 Redwing Pont Llogel. 2 today first reported of winter
02/10 Firecrest Lake Vyrnwy. A male late afternoon with Tit flock plus 200+ Lesser Redpoll, Goshawk, Willow Tit, Crossbill
30/09 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. One flew down lake c.7pm. Also Mandarin Duck near tower
27/09 Red-breasted Merganser Lake Vyrnwy. Redhead this evening on the lake off the Old Village CP
15/09 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. One through today
11/09 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. In morning. Also Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe ,3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechat, Redshank heard
07/09 Barn Owl Buttington. one across main road between Buttington and Pool Quay 9pm
06/09 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. Single female late evening from Old Village car park
01/09 Yellow Wagtail Berriew. Male at 4pm between Berriew and Welshpool by Montgomery Canal
29/08 Marsh Harrier Lake Vyrnwy. Female/juv over early pm, 2 Hobby, 2 Goshawk, Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Willow Tit
28/08 Hobby Guilsfield. Harassing c70 House Martins this morning.
24/08 Dunlin Dolydd Hafren. 1 in evening
22/08 Spotted Redshank Dyfi Junction. 1 by a pool in Ceredigion but just made Monts airspace in flight...
21/08 Ringed Plover Lake Glaslyn. At least 2 present - probably 3
15/08 Hobby Mochdre. 2 early morning
15/08 Hobby Middletown. 1 harassing House Martins
13/08 Hobby Llanfyllin. 1 north of town mid morning
09/08 Hobby Bwlchyddar. 1 hawking insects midday
03/08 Hobby Llandysil. 1 hunting young hirundines over the village 8.50pm
02/08 Little Owl near Llandysil. 1 after dark
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

Friday, December 02, 2016

High counts of ducks at Llyn Coed-y-Dinas.

Interesting to see that the few days of cold weather have lead to an increase in the Teal and Wigeon numbers to about 300 of each, with about 250 Mallard and 35 Tufted Ducks. There are also 2 Pintail and 2 Shoveler with single Mandarin, Dabchick and Shelduck still present. Peak Canada counts have been 500+ and about 50 Greylag, though at some times of day there are only a handful of Canadas present. Up to 10 Snipe are showing out in the open, and a Water Rail is occasionally seen or heard. 2 Chiffchaff were seen yesterday. The Kingfishers - up to 3- continue to be seen close to the hide.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pintail, Llyn Coed-y-dinas

Pair of Pintail at Llyn Coed-y-dinas this pm, first noted by Ken. The Water Rail was also heard.




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mandarin at Llyn Coed-y-dinas

Found by Chris Townsend, three male and one female Mandarin duck at Llyn Coed-y-dinas this afternoon on far side of the lake.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dolydd Hafren

2 Cetti,s warblers from 1st hide this morning , also 2 little egrets having a real set to & 2 green sandpipers

Newtown 26th Nov

Couple of pics from Mark Wilson of Blackcap & Bullfinch

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Llyn Coed-y-dinas

Heard an odd call yesterday at Llyn Coed-y-dinas, and I think it was the little Chiffchaff in my photo, and seems to be of the Siberian race.

Another call this afternoon which I was sure was a Water Rail. Late afternoon produced this Water Rail.

Also seen was a male Blackcap feeding on the apples, a Little Egret, 10 C Snipe, Goldcrest and a female Kingfisher.

25 plus Golden Plover moved through the valley yesterday along the Severn towards Welshpool.




Saturday, November 19, 2016

Chiffchaff

At least four Chiffchaff in a group this morning at Llyn Coed-y-dinas, working the gravel cliff together.                                                                                                                                    

Friday, November 18, 2016

Brambling - Montgomery Town Hill

1 female seen with a small flock of Chaffinch in the field before the memorial.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Male Merlin perched this morning 7.45am nor Bettws opposite where they have banger racing, very close view of him

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Male Hen Harrier

Male Hen Harrier flying over Yr Allt, Dolanog this afternoon.  Also Snipe and a mixed flock of Redwings and Fieldfare.