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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 Taylor (gowerbirdrecorder@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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Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey

The quays Briton ferry
I the Brunel dock 20+redshank at the monk house . boat club roost were 9 little egrets and 5 heron along the river was1 whimbrel a few curlew seen and heard hundreds of black headed gulls about a few swallows ,stonechat and meadow pipit nice to see Dave Cornish there lots of oyster catchers on the spit

GWYN RANDALL

Productive evening at Llanrhidian Marsh this evening. Star bird was a Glossy Ibis flying to the roost site along with 8 Great Whiite & 18 Little Egrets . Also a Cattle Egret picked out by Barry Stewart & Rob Jones. Other species included 91 Greylags, 60+ Canada Geese,136 Herring Gulls,47 Lesser black-Backed Gulls 13 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons 79 Carrion Crows and a imm. Kestrel. Snipe heard in the gathering gloom plus a probable Noctule bat & Pipistrelles. With Phil Routliff & Rob Jones.

Peter Douglas-Jones
Peter Douglas-Jones

Whiteshell Point. I have just had a very energetic two hours, getting down to the wave-cut platform at the extreme spring low. I had hoped to find and photograph the propeller of the SS Agnes, wrecked in 1886. I will have to try again, but I am getting closer. I saw two choughs, which was good, and a peregrine chasing a feral pigeon to and fro through my field of view. I did not see the climax.

Alan Seago
Alan Seago

Flock of 8 chough at Langland headland Thursday 17th am. Wheatear at Whiteshell and goldcrest on Langland Golf Course. 200 starlings at Pwll Du Head Thursday pm

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones

This morning at Whiteshell Point. A Gannet out to sea and a Chough inland near the 8th Tee. At Langland 50 B H Gulls and 4 Med Gulls.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones

Constant stream of migrating Swallows over Clyne this afternoon. Sky Lark, Wheatear, Med Gull and Kestrel also noted.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones

Six Brent Geese at West Cross near the West X hotel this morning at 07.20.

Ed Hunter
Ed Hunter

at Mewslade the wind direction change helped migrant numbers i am sure- 5 Spotted Flycatchers at the gate (coming out of the farm trees before valley opens up) 1 lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff a Juv Green woodpecker .Over moving a few Siskin , 1 Yellow Wagtail and 12 Skylark. 40 House Martin and lots of Swallows on the move at Middleton 1 Spotted Fly At Ramsgrove 2 Chough and 4 Chiffchaff lots of Red Admiral and a Comma butterfly in the ivy at Penclawdd 2 Red kite, 4 Pintail my first of autumn , 32 Teal… Read more »

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Alun John
Alun John

Photos of the night heron found today near Burry Green, on Burry Pill North Gower by Andrew Fowkes

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Ed Hunter
Ed Hunter

wow any deeper details!

Derek Thomas
Derek Thomas

1 Great White Egret on the marsh at Llandimore today.