Notable Recent Sightings

14/08 Ringed Plover Llyn Coed y Dinas. Juvenile still present
14/08 Water Rail Llandinam Gravels. One present today
13/08 Ringed Plover Llyn Coed y Dinas. Juvenile plus Common & Green Sandpipers
04/08 Osprey Welshpool. Juvenile over Leighton Weir this morning
29/07 Hobby Newtown. 2 birds on pylon just outside town
12/07 Cattle Egret Cors Dyfi. Single present
06/07 Hobby Llwynderw. Single hunting for 30 mins
20/06 Tree Sparrow Sarn. One on garden feeder
12/06 Gannet Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult at 10am, mobbed by BH Gulls, then found on the bypass and taken into care
05/06 Hawfinch Dolanog. 1 in private garden feeding on Wych Elm seed
03/06 Hawfinch Dyfnant Forest. Single bird present today
31/05 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. Single off Old Village CP
25/05 Crag Martin Lake Vyrnwy. Single over dam at 12.30pm but not seen since (by 13.30)
16/05 Greenshank Lake Vyrnwy. 1 passage bird on Gadfa Road
13/05 Common Gull Lake Vyrnwy. Flock of 7 over lake late morning
01/05 Black Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present 7.30 until 10.30am and Dunlin
19/04 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. 1 still around & Cuckoos have arrived
13/04 Grasshopper Warbler Frochas Common. 1 heard
12/04 Pochard Llyn Ebyr. 3 present & c25 Sand Martins, 2 Swallow, Great-crested Grebe
11/04 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. Sightings over dam/hotel heading up lake at c11am & c1.30pm
09/04 Great White Egret Dolydd Hafren. One plus Common & Green Sandpipers
09/04 Marsh Harrier Lake Vyrnwy. One over noon, Great Grey Shrike still on Bala Road & male Ring Ouzel at Gadfa
05/04 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. One over 1pm & Great Grey Shrike on Bala Road in afternoon
04/04 Brent goose Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single with Canadas - probably same bird as at Dolydd Hafren 14/3
03/04 Brambling Welshpool. Single male in private garden
02/04 Redstart Welshpool. Male present pm
02/04 Swallow Forden. 3 on the Fron. Obviously a few around now.
02/04 Swallow Lake Vyrnwy. Single
02/04 Swallow Felindre. Single, a few Sand Martin & Blackcap singing Llanidloes
01/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. 4 (3m, 1f) at Gadfa near first ruined building. Singing Willow Warbler, 3 Redwing, a few Fieldfare, 2 Great Black-backed Gull on lake off Tower.
31/03 Willow Warbler Llanidloes. Singing bird and 10+ Sand Martin, 90 Black-headed Gull (30th)
27/03 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Male at Gadfa loosely associating with Fieldfare (evening). Wheatear and Sand Martin also around.
27/03 Tree Pipit Frochas Common. 1 displaying
26/03 Great White Egret Caersws. 1 over west to east
24/03 Little Ringed Plover Caersws. 5 along the Severn plus 6 Oystercatcher, 11 Snipe, 50 Curlew, 15 Teal, 1 GBB Gull, 8 LBB Gull, 400 B-H Gull, 1 Sand Martin
24/03 Whooper Swan Caersws. 8 nearby opposite Red House
23/03 Great Grey Shrike Lake Vyrnwy. 1 hunting top end of lake on Bala Road at 7:50am
16/03 Hen Harrier Cors Dyfi. Male present
16/03 Great White Egret Machynlleth. One near station at 12.30pm
15/03 Sand Martin Machynlleth. 2 along river west of Dyfi bridge
14/03 Brent Goose Dolydd Hafren. Single bird this evening
12/03 Great Grey Shrike Machynlleth. In field between railway line and River Dyfi OS ref SH73972 01135
12/03 Merlin Lake Vyrnwy. 1 seen to predate Reed Bunting plus Goshawk, Red Kite, 17 Stock Dove
12/03 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. 4 still present
25/02 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 pm
24/02 Tree Sparrow Guilsfield. Wern area - pair in private garden
22/02 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. 12, at least one young bird, most easily seen from back road out of Aberhafesp to Caersws
21/02 Pochard Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still 4 present plus 7 Shoveler, 26 Tufted, 14 Wigeon, 15 Lapwing, 16 Snipe
20/02 Hen Harrier Carno. Male flew across road between Carno-Talerddig by roadworks at 2.35pm
19/02 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. A few overwintering birds present with at least 1 showing Siberian Tristis characteristics. Also on 18th
15/02 Bearded Tit Dolydd Hafren. Male 4:30pm, on ponds to left of pine tree hide nearest to osprey pole - on fronds of common rush near the water
15/02 Waxwing Guilsfield. Wern area - single in private garden & 200+ Lapwing between the Breiddens & Wern
08/02 Bittern Dolydd Hafren. in front of 1st hide 10.30am for 5 mins then flew towards 2nd hide. Also at dusk near 2nd hide in field near bench & dead tree
31/01 Bearded Tit Dolydd Hafren. A male mixing with Reed Bunting calling and visible on top of the small island of reeds between the first hide & the river between 2-4pm.
30/01 Waxwing Guilsfield. 9 in private garden (Wern area). 5-10 have been present for past week
30/01 Waxwing Newtown. 24 in smaller car park at 'back' of College
29/01 Waxwing Newtown. 12+ at the college
29/01 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present
27/01 Waxwing Newtown. c.50 today on Vaynor Estate next to the college
27/01 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still plus 3+ Pochard, Water Rail, Kingfisher
26/01 Blackcap Welshpool. Male in private garden & pair Brambling
26/01 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still present
26/01 Waxwing Newtown. c.40 on Vaynor Estate a couple of which ringed in Scotland
25/01 Waxwing Newtown. 20+ around Heol-y-nant and flying across railway towards college
24/01 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still plus Pochard, Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher
23/01 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Present since 21st, in front of main hide plus 4 Pochard
23/01 Waxwing Newtown. 20+ in trees on Heol Vaynor today
22/01 Waxwing Newtown. 35+ on the estate behind college late morning
21/01 Waxwing Kingswood. 4 on Offa's Dyke path south of village
18/01 Waxwing Abermule. 3 at 1:30pm
18/01 Waxwing Newtown. c.8 on Vaynor estate
17/01 Waxwing Guilsfield. 20 in private garden and 4 north of this
17/01 Waxwing Churchstoke. 14 in trees, upper car park Tuffins supermarket 8:40am
16/01 Waxwing Newtown. c.8 on Vaynor estate
16/01 Marsh Harrier Dolydd Hafren. A probable male reported - quartered for 15 mins am
16/01 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single still present
15/01 Little Egret Llanidloes. Present today near main bridge
15/01 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 on water 1pm
15/01 Waxwing Newtown. 20+ at College 1:45pm
14/01 Waxwing Montgomery. 1 in private garden plus female Blackcap
14/01 Waxwing Newtown. 12+ today
13/01 Waxwing Newtown. Some present - flighty.
12/01 Waxwing Newtown. 15+ mobile - at college and the Vaynor Estate
11/01 Waxwing Newtown. 22 at college
10/01 Waxwing Newtown. 12+ in hawthorn alongside railway at college
09/01 Waxwing Newtown. 11 today in hawthorn bordering railway line at college
08/01 Waxwing Newtown. 9 in hawthorn bordering railway line at college 1.15pm
07/01 Short-eared Owl Llyn Mawr. Hunting in field south of lake at 4.45pm
07/01 Great White Egret Machynlleth. In fields to west of town at 2pm
07/01 Waxwing Newtown. 8 in college grounds in Hawthorn bordering railway line 3pm
06/01 Waxwing Newtown. 6 in tall tree in College grounds c.9am. Flew towards Vaynor estate.
06/01 Waxwing Machynlleth. 30+ still
06/01 Blackcap Welshpool. Female in private garden plus Brambling
05/01 Waxwing Guilsfield. Wern area - 30+ in private garden (the first since those on 2nd Jan)
05/01 Waxwing Machynlleth. 16 still including a bird ringed in Aberdeen on 27th Nov that was also seen Llandudno 30th Dec
05/01 Hen Harrier Cors Dyfi. Female this afternoon
04/01 Waxwing Machynlleth. 15+ in trees around library. Also present on 3rd.
02/01 Waxwing Guilsfield. Wern area - 20+ in private garden
02/01 Waxwing Newtown. One opp. golf course in a tall tree. Flew off over golf course c.10am
31/12 Jack Snipe Dyfnant Meadows. At least one around
31/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 2 present around the car park
31/12 Waxwing Newtown. 30 on Pool Road by Council Depot but flighty
30/12 Waxwing Welshpool. At least 12 at Little Henfaes Drive
30/12 Waxwing Newtown. 9 at College, c.30 at school, c.40 just up Kerry Rd from MacDonalds & 12 on Pool Road by council depot. Some duplication likely across these sites.
29/12 Waxwing Newtown. At least 6 at the College this morning & c.200 Redwing
28/12 Waxwing Guilsfield. 12 in private garden today
27/12 Waxwing Llanidloes. 7 today feeding on ornamental berries at bottom of Bryn du road near Co-op
26/12 Waxwing Machynlleth. Single bird still
24/12 Waxwing Machynlleth. Single bird still since 20th
21/12 Waxwing Machynlleth. Still one present
20/12 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 & 2 Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, 32 Cormorant, Little Egret, 10 Snipe
20/12 Waxwing Machynlleth. One present
18/12 Firecrest Pwll Penarth. One amongst Goldcrests, also Chiffchaff
18/12 Hawfinch Powis Castle. 4+ and 1 Goosander, 5 Tufted Duck
18/12 Waxwing Coedway. 6 reported flying towards Shrewsbury
18/12 Chiffchaff Llyn Coed y Dinas. At least 1 plus c.200 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Jack Snipe (on 17th)
16/12 Great Grey Shrike Caersws. 1 this morning on a wire just out of Caersws on Trefeglwys road
12/12 Chiffchaff Llanidloes. One at Fan Pool & Little Egret again on river
11/12 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3 adults briefly am
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
   
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2015
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
2014
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
30/11 Common Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 still plus Green Sandpiper
29/11 Short-eared Owl Llyn Hir. 2 plus 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock, Snipe, Lapwing, Golden Plover
29/11 Brambling Ceri Ridgeway. 150 plus 1000+ Chaffinch
29/11 Common Sandpiper Caersws. Late record of one on River Severn and it or another at Llyn Coed y Dinas where drake Shoveler remains plus a Chiffchaff, Starling roost 150-200
25/11 Merlin Llyn Clywedog. Female, west side road (past sailing club) on final long straight where fishermen are
24/11 Lapwing Llyn Coed y Dinas. Flock increasing over last few days to 92, Shoveler (23/11), Kingfisher
20/11 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake still, 5 Snipe, Red Kite
20/11 Blackcap Dolydd Hafren. 2 plus 2 Water Rail, 7 Goosander, 25+ Curlew, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 6 Bullfinch, 30+ Linnet, 5 Buzzard, 15+ Wigeon, 35+ Lesser B B gull, 12+ Long Tailed Tit, 9 Teal, Reed Bunting
16/11 Great White Egret Cors Dyfi. Seen from 360 Observatory. Flew up the Dyfi and returned about 30 mins later
11/11 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 drake
09/11 Merlin Glaslyn. 3 plus 2 Kestrel, 2 Goldeneye
09/11 Wheatear Llyn Hir. Greenland race bird plus 150 Golden Plover, 12 Lapwing, 2 Kestrel
09/11 Blackcap Montgomery. A male feeding on apples in private garden late pm
08/11 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. 2 with tit flock
08/11 Fieldfare Montgomeryshire. First influx this week e.g. 20 at Lymore + 6 at Welshpool
08/11 Brambling Montgomery. Male in small flock of Chaffinch in woods next to castle
06/11 Blackcap Llanfyllin. Female this morning.
04/11 Brambling Llanfyllin. 1 with Chaffinch flock at feeders in private garden
03/11 Goldeneye Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 females plus female Goosander, 25 Lapwing, 5 Snipe
02/11 Cetti's Warbler Pwll Penarth. A singing bird briefly today plus 3 Water Rail calling, 120 Redwing overhead and 37 Magpie at roost
30/10 Wheatear Llyn Hir. Greenland race bird trapped & ringed last night
26/10 Redstart Mochdre. Female this morning - a very late record
16/10 Chiffchaff The Wern. Singing beside canal
15/10 Short-eared Owl Llyn Hir. Also 2 Barn Owl, 35 Golden Plover, 10 Lapwing, 40 Snipe, 4 Jack Snipe, Redwing passage overhead
14/10 Redwing Llanfyllin. First of the winter have reached the county
10/10 Great Black-backed Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Distant views of up to 3 birds on an island plus Blackcap and 7 Snipe
06/10 Wheatear Dolydd Hafren. 3 females plus 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, 14 Swallow, Barn Owl
01/10 Water Rail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Showing well from hide right hand window
27/09 Wigeon Lymore. A few on the lake and Willow Tit in the woods.
27/09 Hobby Glaslyn. Around track at lunchtime
24/09 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3 still plus 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 14 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, late Sedge & Reed Warblers, 2 Little Grebe. A flock of c.30 Jay flew swiftly across the reserve and up into the Llyfnant Valley
17/09 Spotted Flycatcher Welshpool. 2 feeding in private garden
14/09 Raven Dolfor Hills. A common species but c.20 present is a good number
14/09 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Up to 3 have been present in Sept plus Common Sandpiper, Snipe, and 2 Kingfisher providing regular views
10/09 Yellow Wagtail Dolydd Hafren. Male (late for these), 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Clouded Yellow and lots of Migrant Hawkers & Common Darters
06/09 Wheatear Newtown. Female/1st year on railings at Treowen
01/09 Greenshank Llyn Coed y Dinas. Arrived 3.30pm plus 5 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin
31/08 Little Owl Pwll Penarth. Late evening - on post just inside western entrance to the reserve. Also roosts of hirundine (150-200 mostly Swallow) and Pied Wagtail (70+)
25/08 Common Tern Lake Vyrnwy. On lake at 9am on barrel just off the turning for the Hotel
23/08 Ring-necked Parakeet Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. 3 reported over
23/08 Redshank Lake Vyrnwy. 3 at Lakeside Hide
19/08 Yellow Wagtail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, Little Egret
08/08 Hobby Montgomery. Seen catching a Swallow at 6.30 at the entrance to Lymore. Also Spotted Flycatcher opposite the cricket ground and on 6th, Yellowhammer on Lymore section of Offa's Dyke
29/07 Little Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Three today with 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 124 Mallard, Lapwing, Teal
28/07 Little Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 5 this evening plus 4 Common & 1 Green Sandpiper, male Reed Bunting
24/07 Peregrine Guilsfield. 2 over today at 2pm
20/07 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2, also 2 Common Sandpiper
17/07 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. 8 present.
10/07 Gadwall Llyn Coed y Dinas. Two plus Little Egret, Kingfisher, pair Great Crested Grebe + chicks and Tufted Duck + chicks
08/07 Hobby Llanfyllin. One over this morning
07/07 Quail Hyddgen. At least one calling around SN784902. This is 4km southwest of the report on 6th so could be same bird
06/07 Quail Lake Glaslyn. Calling between car park and shore
04/07 Green Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas.
30/06 Shelduck Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 adult & 9 juveniles + 2 Common Sandpiper (pm)
22/06 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. Adult at 5pm with Black Headed Gulls on big island in front of oak tree
19/06 Common Scoter Lake Vyrnwy. 90 (yes, ninety) and Osprey over.
05/06 Quail Lake Vyrnwy. Another calling and assumed to be a different bird to the one on the 30th.
30/05 Quail Lake Vyrnwy. One calling.
25/05 Shelduck Llyn Coed y Dinas. One today
23/05 Mediterranean Gull Llyn Coed y Dinas. A first summer bird today plus 1 Common Tern
22/05 Turtle Dove Cors Dyfi. Present in adjacent caravan park (Morben Isaf) all day
16/05 Spotted Flycatcher Llanfechain. First report of year. A bird returning to 2013 nest site
15/05 Dunlin Llyn Coed y Dinas. At 15:00, on left of big island briefly before disappearing around the back
13/05 Hoopoe Mochdre. Present and calling from 11th to 13th when last seen in the village at 4pm for 20 mins.
10/05 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st summer bird still present, last reported on 11th
09/05 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st summer bird still present
09/05 Hobby Dolydd Hafren. Plus Yellow Wagtail
09/05 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st summer bird present this afternoon
08/05 Garganey Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake showing well close to first island
07/05 Hawfinch Newtown. One on feeders in private garden.
06/05 Great White Egret Lake Vyrnwy. In breeding plumage at top of lake in willow around Centenary hide (though can be very elusive). Last seen on 7th
04/05 Cuckoo Middletown Hill. Singing male at 5pm
30/04 Hobby Lake Vyrnwy. Sighting on the Red Trail plus pair Crossbill at Dam (male singing)
28/04 Lesser Whitethroat Middletown. Singing male
27/04 Black Tern Llyn Coed y Dinas. A pair this pm with 2 Arctic Tern and 1 'Commic' Tern
25/04 Redwing Lake Vyrnwy. Probably the last one this winter (?!) plus a Whitethroat on red trail
24/04 Grasshopper Warbler Lake Vyrnwy. First of year on moorland and Oystercatcher on dam
23/04 Osprey Welshpool. 1 over this morning
22/04 Reed Warbler Llyn Coed y Dinas. First reported 2014 plus Reed Bunting & Sedge Warbler
22/04 Whinchat Lake Vyrnwy. 2 today on the moors are Vyrnwy's first of 2014.
21/04 Bean Goose Caersws. Presumed escape.
20/04 Swift Dolydd Hafren. First record of year plus Sedge Warbler
20/04 Arctic Tern Llyn Coed Y Dinas. 3 plus Sedge Warbler in reeds
19/04 Cuckoo Hafren Forest. One calling in Cwm Biga area
18/04 Wood Warbler Llanidloes. And 3 Tree Pipit on Gorn Hill
16/04 Osprey Dolydd Hafren. Late afternoon and then flew north. Plus Yellow Wagtail
15/04 Marsh Harrier Dolydd Hafren. Male this morning. Also Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler
15/04 House Martin Sarn. A few overhead, the first reported this year
10/04 Osprey Lake Vyrnwy. Over, heading NW towards Bala
09/04 Ring Ouzel Lake Vyrnwy. Pair, plus Great Grey Shrike, but neither species readily accessible as mobile on moorland
08/04 Garden Warbler Llanerfyl. First reported this year
07/04 Redstart Mochdre. Male - first reported this year
06/04 Pintail Pwll Penarth. A pair and large passage of Sand Martin/Swallow
03/04 Pied Flycatcher Llanerfyl. Male - first reported this year
03/04 Common Sandpiper Llyn Coed y Dinas. Also Blackcap and pair Gadwall still, 50+ Swallow, 30+ Sand Martin, 2 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher
03/04 Swallow Pontrobert. 2 plus Blackcap
01/04 Gadwall Llyn Coed y Dinas. A pair and 1000+ Black-headed Gulls
01/04 Grey Partridge Cefn y Coed. 2 (near Abermule)
01/04 Willow Warbler Cors Dyfi. First reported this year
26/03 Little Ringed Plover River Severn. 2, the first reported of 2014.
26/03 Wheatear Lake Vyrnwy. Female on moorland edge, also 100+ Fieldfare/Redwing and Goshawk.
25/03 Fieldfare Llanfyllin. c.80 over with a few Redwing as winter thrushes move through county on return journey.
24/03 Whooper Swan Dolydd Hafren. 2 flying down river (pm)
21/03 Merlin Meifod. Male heading north
21/03 Mediterranean Gull? Llyn Coed y Dinas. UNCONFIRMED report of adult on 18th, but there were 7 Oystercatcher & 5 Snipe today
20/03 Sand Martin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 30+ this morning
20/03 White-fronted Goose Dolydd Hafren. 2 European race (.albifrons) still present in front of 2nd hide (am)
19/03 Blackcap Llandyssil. Singing male
19/03 Sand Martin Caersws. Plus 6 Chiffchaff between Llanidloes and Caersws
18/03 Oystercatcher Llyn Coed y Dinas. The usual pair plus another 3
16/03 White-fronted Goose Dolydd Hafren. 2 of European race (.albifrons) with Greylags & Canadas
08/03 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. Most likely an overwintering bird?
07/03 Osprey Llyn Coed y Dinas. Over field opposite the reserve flying south.
03/03 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake plus Wigeon & Teal
23/02 Green Sandpiper Dolydd Hafren. 3 wintering birds present (there has been up to 4). Also 3's of Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Peregrine & Red Kite. 63 Curlew, c.20 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Water Rail
23/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Again as per y'day
22/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. Again, in to roost late evening
21/02 Bittern Llyn Coed y Dinas. One from 17:30 in bushes on left of island
13/02 Blackcap Guilsfield. Male in garden this morning likely to have overwintered in the area
11/02 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake this morning
08/02 Brambling Llanerfyl. 5 in private garden
05/02 Lapwing Llyn Coed y Dinas. 75 with 22 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck
04/02 Oystercatcher Llyn Coed y Dinas. Plus Snipe, 8+ Teal, 10+ Wigeon, 4 Heron, 6 Cormorant
03/02 Stock Dove Dolydd Hafren. Flock of 130 in the arable field, with 85 Linnet, 2 Little Egret
31/01 Merlin Cwm Biga. Female
26/01 Short-eared Owl Llyn Hir. Plus 5 Teal, 6 Lapwing, 10+ Woodcock, 10+ Snipe, 8 Jack Snipe
24/01 Little Egret Dolydd Hafren. Also c.30 Curlew
24/01 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. 5
22/01 Redwing Welshpool. 40+ in field opposite Brynfa Farm, Red Bank plus 25+ Linnet
16/01 Snipe Guilsfield. 20 - 30 in flight over Granllyn, Guilsfield (Woodland Trust reserve), pm
12/01 Avocet Llyn Coed y Dinas.
12/01 Blackcap Guilsfield. Male in a garden
11/01 Shelduck Llyn Coed y Dinas. Also male Goosander, 3 Bullfinch, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Cormorant, Mallard, Pied Wagtail
07/01 Snow Bunting Pentre. A male at midday, south of Pentre (east of Llanidloes)
01/01 Merlin Montgomery.
2013
29/12 Green Sandpiper Dolydd Hafren. 2 plus 2 Little Egret, 9 Snipe, Brambling, Goshawk
27/12 Whooper Swan Aberhafesp. 8 with 4 Mute Swan in the Severn Valley this afternoon.
24/12 Great Grey Shrike Hafren Forest. OS grid SN848872. See blog for directions.
22/12 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. 2 present plus Blackcap (male), 20 Linnet, 3 Little Grebe, 20 Snipe, 2 Water Rail (heard)
15/12 Jack Snipe Corndon Hill. Again, plus Common Snipe, 14 Golden Plover
14/12 Jack Snipe Corndon Hill. 2+
13/12 Bittern Cors Dyfi.
13/12 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1st-winter drake, also 40+ Wigeon
08/12 Whooper Swan Llyn Gwyddior. 4 present (grid ref SH9307)
07/12 Whooper Swan Llyn Hir. 2 adults
04/12 Blackcap Pwll Penarth. Male in apple trees on sewage ponds fenceline. Also 12 Linnet, 16 Bullfinch, 84 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 40+ Blackbird, 2 Snipe, Water Rail, 7 Teal, 18 L-T Tit
03/12 Chiffchaff Pwll Penarth. Feeding in hedgerows by sewage works
30/11 Dunlin Pwll Penarth. Possibly same bird as LyCD, plus 5 Water Rail, 20+ Teal, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Green Woodpecker
30/11 Dunlin Llyn Coed y Dinas. Early am, plus Mandarin, Peregrine, 2 Goosander, 20+ Wigeon
29/11 Mandarin Llyn Coed y Dinas. (pm) Drake, still, perched in willow to right of hide
29/11 Blackcap Dolydd Hafren. Male, plus Little Egret, 90+ Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Bullfinch
28/11 Blackcap Guilsfield. Male in a garden this morning
25/11 Blackcap Dolydd Hafren. Pair still present plus Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 28 Curlew, 4 Water Rail, 500+ Canada Geese
25/11 Mandarin Llyn Coed y Dinas. Drake, still until 9am. Also 7 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, Goosander
24/11 Mandarin Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 drake.
22/11 Goosander Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 males (am). Sightings increasing with colder weather e.g. 1 today at Llyn y Grinwydden (pm) + pair on the canal at Welshpool earlier in week
21/11 Woodcock Llanerfyl. 10+ in nearby fields (evening)
18/11 Lapwing Llyn Coed y Dinas. 41 present plus 12 Tufted Duck & female Sparrowhawk
17/11 Blackcap Dolydd Hafren. 2 (male & female)
17/11 Wigeon Lymore Pool. 30 present plus 5 Goosander
15/11 Bullfinch Ceri Forest. Flock of 18, plus 4 Woodcock, several flocks of 4-12 Crossbill
14/11 Red Kite Penegoes. 8 seen together just east of Penegoes over A489 (pm)
11/11 Common Sandpiper Dolydd Hafren. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 2 Water Rail (calling), 21 Lapwing, 80+ Linnet, 100+ Redwing, 34 Fieldfare, 423 Canada Geese & 1 Hare.
04/11 Brambling Lake Vyrnwy. 12+ with Chaffinch flock under beech trees on northern edge of lake (near Ty Uchaf turn). Also Crossbill overhead, Siskin on alders.
03/11 Mandarin Dolydd Hafren. Female on flooded river, plus 4+ Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 27 Curlew, 10 Goosander, Peregrine, Merlin, 2 Little Grebe
02/11 Curlew Dolydd Hafren. 22 present
30/10 Red Kite Pentre Llifior. 8 seen together (pm)
29/10 Brambling Dolfor. 30-40 feeding on beech mast in Chaffinch flock on road leading up to P&L windfarm
24/10 Dotterel Ceri Ridgeway. Juvenile trapped & ringed at night, plus 7 Jack Snipe, 20+ Snipe, 11 Golden Plover, Woodcock (1st of season)
24/10 Green Sandpiper Dolydd Hafren. 5 present, plus 4 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail (heard), Peregrine (female)
22/10 Water Rail Llyn Coed y Dinas. Showing to left of hide, plus 3 Snipe, Wigeon
19/10 Great Grey Shrike Hafren Forest. Grid SN864894, also Fieldfares
17/10 Peregrine Newtown. Eating prey near Macdonalds (assume 'prey' was not a burger)
13/10 Shoveler Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 drake, plus 3 Snipe
11/10 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. 2 present AM and from 4pm, also Common Sandpiper
11/10 Redwing Across the county. First reports of the winter at various locations
09/10 Brambling Lake Vyrnwy. First of the winter at feeders
06/10 Wigeon Lymore Pools. Approx 20 present
06/10 Yellow Wagtail Dolydd Hafren. Also Green Sandpiper, Water Rail and mix of departing summer migrants including reported late records of Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit
06/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, plus Common Sandpiper
05/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 bird present but becoming more mobile, plus Dipper, Reed Bunting
04/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 bird present, plus Gadwall (male), Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 20 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, Little Grebe
03/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 bird present, plus 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 7 Lapwing
02/10 Great White Egret Pwll Penarth. 1 bird over, at 14:00, flying south, high up.
02/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. 1 bird present, plus 6 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Gadwall (male)
01/10 Golden Plover Carno. 10 flying South over the Rhyd, Carno (AM). 2 on field by Llyn Mawr and another at Garreg Hir (PM).
01/10 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, 2 birds, also Snipe, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe
30/09 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, 2 birds, plus 4 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff
29/09 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, 2 birds
28/09 Hen Harrier Glaslyn. South side of Lake, 5.45pm
28/09 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas. Still, and a 2nd bird arrived late pm
27/09 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas.
26/09 Gannet Llyn Coed y Dinas. Juvenile circling overhead (pm).
26/09 Great White Egret Llyn Coed y Dinas.
Also 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 3 Wigeon, Gadwall and 2 Chiffchaff
22/09 Little Grebe Pwll Penarth. Pair on far side of pool. Also Water Rail, 3 Snipe, Reed Warbler
22/09 Goshawk Kerry Ridgeway.
21/09 Black-tailed Godwit Dolydd Hafren. Also Whimbrel, 50+ Curlew, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper
20/09 Hobby Welshpool.
Over Red Bank. Also 2 Wheatear.
20/09 Green Sandpiper Lake Vyrnwy. At top end of lake.
15/09 Yellow Wagtail Dolydd Hafren. Also Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Wheatear
15/09 Garganey River Severn at Leighton. (Juvenile) Also 50+ Teal, Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper
14/09 Goshawk Carno. Also Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red Kite, 2 Crossbill
14/09 Merlin Talerddig
12/09 Barnacle Goose Fan
06/09 Yellow Wagtail Llyn Coed y Dinas
29/08 Bittern Lake Vyrnwy
28/08 Water Rail Middletown

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