Notable Recent Sightings

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

Friday, March 02, 2018

Dolydd Hafren

Arrived at the reserve around 3pm, just as the snow started to fall again. I was welcomed by 2 Red Kites on the walk to the car park. Very few birds flying apart from a Sparrowhawk who made several appearances as she hunted along the hedgerows and through the fields. All the geese, Cormorants, Lapwing, and Oystercatchers were grounded. Plenty of Bullfinch about too. I topped up the feeders by the second hide and within minutes the Brambling showed up, although there were only 3 of them compared with the 14 mentioned a few days prior. The highlight was the stubble field before the second hide. This was providing a vital food source for many birds in this harsh weather. The Reed Bunting in particular were getting very close to me as I lay in snow. At the time of writing this, the snow drifts on the track down were at least 2 feet deep, so just bear that in mind if you decide to visit tomorrow!




2 comments:

  1. Well done Ed-Must say I prefer through the window in this stuff!!!

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  2. Cheers Kev! I get bored being inside and lying down in the snow with Reed Buntings all around is the perfect antidote to being stuck in an office all week.

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