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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.


Please could we ask that detailed locational information that may lead to the disturbance of the nest sites of species listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) is omitted from any posts. This may otherwise lead to an offence being committed.

Schedule 1 species that regularly breed in the recording area are Dartford warbler, chough, honey buzzard, crossbill, goshawk, kingfisher, hobby, red kite, barn owl, peregrine, little ringed plover and Cettiā€™s warbler.

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Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
June 30, 2022 8:07 pm

Clyne common this evening, saw 3 house martins, 3 swifts, 1 male and 1 female stonechats, 1 male Reed bunting and 2 carrion crows

ian tew
ian tew
June 30, 2022 5:31 pm

West of Uni Engineering Campus 2 Little Ringed Plover

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
June 30, 2022 9:44 am

Bracelet this morning; adult Carrion Crow feeding two juvs and a flock of six Choughs.

Carol Staff
Carol Staff
June 28, 2022 5:02 pm

Very blustery morning on the coastal path between Langland and Caswell today. One cormorant, three carrion crows (no chough) and one adult gannet managing very well in the wind.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
June 28, 2022 5:44 pm
Reply to  Carol Staff

This one Carol?

John Morgan
John Morgan
June 27, 2022 12:04 pm

Nice siskin, Bishopston, 20th June.

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Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
June 27, 2022 8:27 am

Mumbles Hill, Limeslade to Rotherslade this morning. Male Blackcap, Chiff Chaffs, Whitethroats, Dartford Warbler, Green and Gold Finches and a party of three Bullfinches.

Owain Gabb
June 26, 2022 6:48 am

A new blog post, written by Wayne Morris and Colin Baker and concerning ongoing local work on dippers is now on the ringing page. See:

Owain Gabb
June 24, 2022 11:32 am

Apologies to all who were due to attend, but we have had to push our Pant y Sais Fen field trip back to 1 July as the weather is too poor tonight to make it worthwhile. We hope you can make the rearranged date.

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