1 The Black-headed Gull colony is immediately obvious and never silent and with maximum activity in early July, as the chicks commence their first flights. Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls are occasional visitors. Other breeding birds include Mute Swan, Coot, Snipe and Reed Bunting, with Lapwing and Curlew not too far away.
2 A Crane in September 2013 was an exceptional visitor, but a timely reminder, that all things are possible even for a small pool at altitude in central Wales. During late summer, when water levels have usually receded, attracts passage waders, including Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwits and Ruff – one was once seen feeding alongside a Pectoral Sandpiper.
3 The Merlin is a scarce breeding bird in Breconshire, late April being the best time to see this small falcon. More obvious on these uplands will be Sky Larks, Stonechats, Wheatears and Linnets, while Tree Pipits frequent areas with scattered trees.