Notable Recent Sightings

15/10 Cattle Egret Dolydd Hafren. Also 1 there on 14 Aug
04/10 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed-y-Dinas, 1 juv. Also 3 ads, Llyn Hir, 13 Oct
30/09 Jack Snipe Llyn Coed-y-Dinas, bouncing as it fed
31/07 Rose-coloured Starling Llandyssil, in private garden. A county first!
21/07 Marsh Harrier Cors Dyfi
25/06 Quail Singing male, Glaslyn; also 1 at Old Hall on 17 June
15/06 Hawfinch One male flew into a Guilsfield window and recovered
09/06 Long-eared Owl Fledgling photographed at Cors Dyfi - confirmed breeding. 3 juvs seen
06/06 Great Egret Dolydd Hafren, 2. 1 in breeding condition with black bill.
12/05 Whimbrel Dolydd Hafren. Also a Hobby.
06/04 Long-eared Owl Cors Dyfi: attacking Osprey at nest repeatedly, also 10 April
06/03 White Stork Llanidloes. From Sussex re-introduction project, ring no. GB35
05/03 Osprey Flying west to east over Welshpool
01/03 Hawfinch 1, seen well but briefly, Llyn Coed-y-Dinas, Welshpool
28/02 Ring Ouzel Old Churchstoke
22/02 Merlin Carno Windfarm
21/02 Great Egret 6 together on Caersws floods
14/02 Hawfinch 10 at Ceinws, nr. Machynlleth
13/02 Firecrest Crew Green, in private garden
19/12 Short-eared Owl Llyn Mawr. Up to 10 in early Dec.
22/10 Cetti's Warbler 1 singing, Pwll Penarth. Still there, 9 Nov
18/10 Great Egret 2, Llandinam Gravels, also on 25 Oct
15/10 Brambling Llanfyllin
13/10 Merlin Between Dolanog and Pont Llogel
12/10 Merlin female chasing 150 Redwings, Llandinam
08/10 Common Scoter 1 female type, Lake Vyrnwy
04/10 Merlin Short Cross, Long Mountain, nr. Welshpool
12/09 Cetti's Warbler Pwll Penarth, singing.
03/06 Hawfinch Machynlleth. Female feeding in private garden.
01/06 Nightingale at Dyfi Osprey Project, near Machynlleth
17/05 Hoopoe Caersws/Carno area. Same bird as on 15th?
15/05 Hoopoe near Clywedog
24/04 Marsh Harrier South of Llanfyllin. Over again at 8:13pm. Heading NW.
05/04 Marsh Harrier South of Llanfyllin. Female type, circled over garden 1pm, then headed NW-ish
29/03 Firecrest Ceinws, nr Machynlleth, photo'd in garden
22/01 Hawfinch Llyn Coed y Dinas. On the verge across the road from the car park at lunch time
21/01 Whooper Swan Nr Penybontfawr. 6 calling low over at 0845 heading upstream
31/12 Tree Sparrow Sarn. A least 2 in garden - one also present on 1st
29/12 Pintail Llyn Coed y Dinas. 3 (2M/1F),Water Rail, 10 Goosander (5M,5F), 32 Cormorant
29/12 Great White Egret Newtown. Present am, bottom of bypass (Welshpool side) in field near road
28/12 Blackcap Welshpool. Male feeding in private garden
28/12 Whooper Swan Llyn Coed y Dinas. Single this afternoon
10/12 Great Northern Diver Lake Vyrnwy. Off dam early morning, before circling high and disappearing
   
See Sightings Archive for older records

County Reports

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MONTGOMERYSHIRE BIRD SPECIES LIST (VERSION : 14/09/21)
The current status of all bird species recorded in Montgomeryshire


2020 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
A total of 145 species were recorded in Montgomeryshire in 2020. This figure was lower than usual, reflecting the restrictions caused by Covid 19 lockdowns.



2019 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
A total of 152 species were recorded in Montgomeryshire in 2019. Stone-curlew was a new species for the county.



2018 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
A total of 148 species were recorded in 2018. Lapland Bunting was a new species for the county.





2017 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
A total of 156 species were recorded in 2017. Two species were new for the county (Bearded Tit & Cattle Egret) .




2016 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
The County Bird Report for 2016 contains a summary of all bird sightings and ringing recoveries, plus a review of the latest MWT Garden Bird Survey.



 
2015 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
A total of 163 species were recorded in 2015. One species was new for the county (Yellow-browed Warbler) and the Chiffchaff sub-species, Phylloscopus collybita tristis (Siberian Chiffchaff), was also recorded for the first time in Montgomeryshire.


 
2014 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
167 species were recorded in the county in 2014 of which one - Common Redpoll - was new for the county.



 
2013 MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY BIRD REPORT
175 species were recorded in 2013 of which 2 were new to the county – Surf Scoter and Ring-necked Parakeet.



2012 SPECIES SIGHTINGS SUMMARY
Summary of all Montgomeryshire bird sightings in 2012.