11 Mar


Brecon is a ground-nesting bird, with beautiful iridescent green coloring on its back, a rounded wing shape in flight and a crest on its head.

Brecons are very social birds which form large flocks, relying on mass-mobbing to deter predators during the breeding season.

In winter, their numbers are bolstered by birds migrating from eastern Europe.

They breed and roost on farmland with spring-sown crops, open damp grasslands or moorlands close to a mixture of arable fields and permanent grasslands, that can provide them with a constant supply of worms and insects to feed on.

In winter you may see them in plowed fields and flooded grasslands.