Notable Recent Sightings

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Redpoll, Blackcap

2 Redpoll and Male and female Blackcap in the garden this morning, they’ve been regular all week

Friday, November 15, 2019

Great White Egret on River Severn ( seen from road at Penstrowed) SO 068 917

Talk on Nightjars by Tony Cross

Just a reminder that the next Bird Group talk features well known local ornithologist / bird ringer / informative and entertaining speaker, Tony Cross, who will be talking about nightjars. He is always a popular speaker, and we're delighted to welcome him back next Wednesday (20th Nov).
Everyone is welcome to attend - 7.30 at Welshpool Methodist Church Hall.
£2.50 admission, to include home-made refreshments.
The new Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust shop will be open prior to the meeting (on the corner by the Park Gates parking area) from 6pm - an ideal opportunity for a little shopping.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time-sharing with a Kingfisher

I am trying to carry out remedial flood-defence work on the garden pond in Middletown, but am not alone in wanting to use the habitat. A male Kingfisher has been coming for breakfast each morning, so I make sure he has the time he needs. Now, while clearing up this afternoon, I saw that further compromise is required. A second Kingfisher flew in and was immediately chased off by our resident bird. In September and October we had a Dipper on the stream too, but it seems to have moved on.  

Great White

Morning guys - found this yesterday lunchtime in the misty gloom on the flooded fields between Melverley and Pentre, so only just on the Shropshire side of the border. Given that it then flew south there's a very real chance it flew into Montgomeryshire airspace - either way it's around so keep eyes peeled.  Also on the floods 7 x Egyptian geese (the birds constructed from the spare parts no other bird wanted and none of which match!) - Whoopers calling in the distance but could never get eyes on them

Monday, November 04, 2019

Couple of images from around River Severn Newtown from last couple of weeks 


Friday, November 01, 2019

Woodcock

2 flushed this lunchtime, near Welshpool, are probably new arrivals on the easterly winds of the last few days.

Photo of Tree Pipit wanted

WANTED - high resolution digital photo of Tree Pipit in song flight

I am putting together a new interpretation board for a site and would like to include a Tree Pipit in song flight as it fits with the text. Image will be credited of course and, in this case, as this is part of a funded project, we can pay for the image use. If you have an image we can use, please can you email me tammy@montwt.co.uk as soon as possible?

Thanks,

Tammy Stretton, Conservation Officer, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fieldfare

Stream of 100+ Fieldfare over the house in Sarn in 5 mins this morning at 1150 - all heading towards the Ridgeway

Friday, October 25, 2019

Great white Egret

Great white Egret sat next to little Egret, sorry for quality phone shot from afar, Aberhafesp this morning October 25th