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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

Swansea vale on the small lake called nantfenrod a female goosander showing well also a little grebe 2 tufteds a few moorhens and 10 black headed gulls

PAUL GRIFFITHS
PAUL GRIFFITHS

Great Tor, peregrine enjoying the afternoon sunshine, and one of two rafts of scoter near the yellow buoy off Oxwich Bay, about 130 in this part and 240 in the other after blowing up the photos. Dec 2nd.

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Peter Douglas-Jones
Peter Douglas-Jones

10.00 today: immature mute swan off Verdi’s at Southend.

PAUL GRIFFITHS
PAUL GRIFFITHS

Oxwich Bay; The scoter flock at Three Cliffs, photographed from the Oxwich Point, Dec 1st

PAUL GRIFFITHS
PAUL GRIFFITHS

Oxwich Bay west: great northern diver 2pm close to rocks, large flock of scoters off Three Cliffs Bay, ? 500 Dec 1st

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PAUL GRIFFITHS
PAUL GRIFFITHS

Clyne Common: 3 reed bunting, 1 snipe, stonechat, resident pair of kestrels Nov 29th

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Owain Gabb

A summary of recent ringing sessions is now on the ringing page of the website. See: https://www.gowerbirds.org.uk/oxwich-marsh-late-november-2020-a-chiffchaff-gets-the-horn/
Photos of a firecrest and jack snipe captured this morning are below (both by Richard Dann)

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Helen Herbert
Helen Herbert

! Swallow headed East over our garden in Tycoch at 11.30 this morning – with the blue sky and sunshine for a moment I thought it was Summer!

GWYN RANDALL

Low tide count ,Margam Sands with Phil Routliff. – Cumulative numbers of three sections- 108 Great Crested Grebes,9 Cormorants, 47 Oystercatchers,49 Ringed Plovers,166 Sanderlings,7 Curlews,216 Black-headed Gulls,341 Herring Gulls,5 Common Gulls,6 Lesser black-backed Gulls,2 Great black-backed Gulls,36 Carrion Crows, a Peregrine & a Sparrowhawk.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones

Two Choughs at Whiteshell Point today at 14.30, working their way along towards Langland. Also a single Shag perching on the rocks on the next promontory.

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