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Guidelines for Reporting Rarities and Submission of Annual Records
Detailed records of nationally or locally rare species (guidance on these is here) should be sent to the County Recorder Rob Jones (goweros10@gmail.com) as soon as possible after the sighting. An appropriate description should be provided of the species, your previous experience of it (and similar species), the circumstances and weather conditions in which the sighting occurred and any other pertinent information (such as photos). He will then circulate to the local or national records committee as relevant.

Day to day observations, including of nest sites, flocks of birds and species of local interest, should be collated in the Annual Record Form and sent to Rob as an email attachment following each calendar year. Receiving these by the end of January is ideal as an early start can then be made on compiling the annual report.

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Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
December 6, 2021 11:11 pm

Castell Du this morning. Goosander 1 fem, Lapwing 50, Shelduck 10, Gadwall 4, Greenshank 2, Redshank 5, Mallard 16, Curlew 6, Little Grebe 4, Greylag 19 over north, Stonechat 1 pair, Wigeon 4, Red Kite 1. This afternoon. Bracelet Bay. GC Grebe 1, Guillemot 1. Swansea Bay viewed from the “Apple” car park. GC Grebe 49 including a raft of 47 on the sea east of Blackpill, RT Diver 1, Common Scoter 2 fems, Oystercatcher 234, Turnstone 34, Wigeon 8. As last month no sign of the regular wintering Slavonian Grebe. on the old lifeboat station slipway. Dunlin 166, Turnstone… Read more »

Jordan Manley
Jordan Manley
December 6, 2021 6:06 pm

Hi all, excuse my ignorance. I saw the other day and wasn’t sure if it was a light morph Buzzard, or wondered if it could even be a Rough Legged Buzzard, although I wasn’t sure if we even get those here?
Thanks

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Alun John
Alun John
December 6, 2021 7:59 pm
Reply to  Jordan Manley

Location would be great.. please

Jordan Manley
Jordan Manley
December 6, 2021 8:46 pm
Reply to  Alun John

sorry forgot that, Cheriton

James E Herbert
James E Herbert
December 5, 2021 7:58 pm

Ringtail Hen Harrier, Red kite, 3 Kestrel, 4 Great Egret and a Spoonbill. Llanrhidian marsh this morning from the cattle grid below the caravan park.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
December 5, 2021 4:11 pm

This afternoon a Great White Egret at the Crofty end of Llanrhidian Marsh and a Hen Harrier nearer to Llanrhidian.

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Owain Gabb
December 5, 2021 5:15 am

Brynmoel Farm, Upper Killay: c. 15 woodcock seen last night, of which 9 captured. One retrap that had been ringed at the same site in 2018.

Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
December 4, 2021 10:58 pm

This Afternoon.
Dalton’s Point. Spoonbill 1, feeding on the Gower side for a change.
Llanrhidian. GW Egret 12, Gadwall 4, Shoveler 4, Teal 9, Wigeon 54, Hen Harrier 1 grey male.
Crofty. Brent Goose 28.

Rob Jones
Rob Jones
December 4, 2021 9:16 pm

We decided to do the Mynydd Marchywel loop today in half decent weather which was a 10 mile walk hoping to find a wintering Great grey shrike which has used the forestry in the past with no luck 😤 we did encounter decent number of wintering thrushes so far this year for NPT c30 Fieldfare and 100+ Redwings, there where two vocal Crossbill which showed well in flight, and then we seen the usual suspects through out the day, later we decided to stay till dusk and we had 4 woodcock from Oak view road just below Bryncaws Farm Cilfrew.… Read more »

Alun John
Alun John
December 4, 2021 10:04 am

Knab Rock
Little egret , 2 great crested grebe, many kittiwakes, common gull, 2 great black backed gulls..

Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
December 3, 2021 10:46 pm

Bwlchymyndd Loughor foreshore this morning. Lapwing 66, Ringed Plover 9, Dunlin 3, Skylark, flock of 25 feeding in the salt marsh, Black t Godwit 15, Redshank 29, Oystercatcher 18, Grey Plover 2, Teal 75, GW Egret 1. Interesting to see the large recent accretion of vegetated mud/sand being eroded away rapidly with large splashes constantly heard as it collapsed into the channel. A graffic demonstration of how dynamic estuaries are. This afternoon. Penclawdd. Teal 34, Snipe 2, Mute Swan 2. Dalton’s Point. Goldeneye 1 fem up river, Shelduck 54, six Spoonbill visible on the Carms. shore. Salthouse Point on the… Read more »

Owain Gabb
December 1, 2021 8:12 am

Woodcock and snipe on the marsh road at Oxwich pre-dawn
Also song thrush, blackbird, robin and some other small passerines.
I assume that the road is warmer than the surrounding marsh at present.

Owain Gabb
November 30, 2021 9:22 am

Mumbles Head (Lighthouse Island): Red-throated diver west, harbour porpoise. Large diver species seen in flight, but a bit too far off for confident identification. A few guillemot / razorbill. Only passerines were dunnock and rock pipit.

Rob Jones
Rob Jones
November 30, 2021 12:15 am

Recent Bird News from Neath / Port Talbot.

29/11/21 : Long Arm Port Talbot, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 36 Oystercatcher, 6 Guillemot, 34 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Rock Pipit, 38 Turnstone, 2 Med Gull. ( TL )

28/11/21 : Crymlyn Burrows : 161 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Red- Throated Diver, 16 Common Gull, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush. ( MH RJ )

28/11/21: Aberavon Seafront : 12 Red- Throated Diver, 28 Great Crested Grebe 1 Razorbill, 2 Oystercatcher. ( MH RJ )

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