Whilst processing 2013 bird sightings, a New County Record has materialised.
A Ring-necked Parakeet pictured below in a Mochdre garden in August was perhaps disappointed to be surrounded by empty bird feeders, or maybe it has just emptied them itself... The species has colonised parts of south-east Britain and is moving northwards.
This record illustrates the benefit of sending bird sightings to the county recorder e.g. to enable population monitoring. If anyone has any sightings from 2013 that have not yet been submitted to me for the county record, please do so before the end of February for inclusion in the 2013 County Bird Report (e.g. by using BTO Birdtrack or other methods noted in the right-hand column above)
The County List has also been updated (see Downloads section of right-hand column above).