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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 Eddie Hunter (goweros23@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 Eddie 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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Lukas Le Grice
Lukas Le Grice
2 December 2023 12:06

The Pallid Harrier was being attacked by a ringtail Hen Harrier this morning at Llanrhidian. It flew towards Crofty. Also 250 lapwing, 150 golden plover, 2 snipe, 1 green sand and a great egret.

Both Hen and Marsh Harrier at Penclawdd lately along with two buzzards and three red kites.

Derek Jones
Derek Jones
1 December 2023 11:15

A Great Egret over Llanrhidian Marsh this morning.

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Josh Greatorex-Davies
Josh Greatorex-Davies
1 December 2023 08:47

A mixed flock of 250-300 Turnstones and Sanderling on Swansea beach by the marina this morning. Also 2 Common Gulls

Barry Stewart
30 November 2023 15:15

A Pallid Harrier was found lunchtime today by Frank Ryan and was relocated at Llanrhidian marsh this afternoon, where it was seen by several observers. This is a new species for the recording area.

Derek Jones
Derek Jones
30 November 2023 15:07

One of three Red Kites over the Wern,Llanmorlais this morning:

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