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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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Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
November 21, 2021 5:31 pm

Another very successful field trip today, this time to Kenfig attended by 20 folk in glorious sunshine. We recorded 32 species including Golden Plover, Scaup and Snow Bunting! Thanks again to Ed Hunter for his expert leadership. Next month to Whiteford, so do put it in your diary…

Owain Gabb
November 21, 2021 4:11 pm

300 m East of Rotherslade: black redstart on the rock shelf at ‘Mulch’ SS 61294 87122. Access from coast path via a broken concrete slip covering a pipe – hard going. Also kestrel.

Owain Gabb
November 20, 2021 8:06 pm

Oxwich Marsh: Bittern flew towards South Pond early AM.
200+ common snipe (substantial influx), 4+ jack snipe, Siberian chiffchaff among c. 4 chiffchaff, sparrowhawk (1w male), brambling (male), red kite.

Alun John
Alun John
November 19, 2021 10:11 am

2 winter plumage great crested grebes close in at Knab Rock

Owain Gabb
November 19, 2021 10:03 am

Red-throated diver approx 300 m west of Limeslade this morning. Sat on sea.
Dartford warblers (2) between Limeslade and Rotherslade. After numerous (30+) sightings of them along this stretch in 2020, I have really struggled for them this year.
3 great crested grebe on the sea around Knab Rock

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Peter Douglas-Jones
Peter Douglas-Jones
November 18, 2021 10:02 am

c40 geese flying south or south-west over the western end of Cefn Bryn: 0735 today.

ian tew
ian tew
November 17, 2021 9:19 pm

Tears Point
First (overdue) Black Redstart of the autumn, female type. Sunflower fields on the Vile, Ringtail Harrier last seen heading due south over the sea. On 13th 1 Swallow S of Rhosili.

Owain Gabb
November 16, 2021 9:16 am

Caswell to Langland this morning: brambling over the golf course, chough calling in flight over Caswell Bay (flying west) and a Dartford warbler with the stonechats, meadow pipits, wrens and dunnocks on the coastal escarpment near Whiteshell Point.

Nigel Ramsell
Nigel Ramsell
November 15, 2021 11:22 am

Dipper at Penllegaer Woods today

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
November 14, 2021 7:29 pm

Oxwich nature reserve this morning, we saw a wren, a mistle thrush, five robins, a mixed group of around 50 goldfinches and chaffinches, and some sort of gamebird with a short tail.
This afternoon gelli hir woods, 4 great tits, 2 blue tits, 2 coal tits, a nuthatch, a dunnock, a blackbird, and a jay.

Owain Gabb
November 14, 2021 7:15 pm

At least 5 jack snipe with 40+ common snipe at Oxwich Marsh this morning.
Brambling present. Several chiffchaff. Fieldfare.
Red kite over the marsh around midday, which remains notable for the site despite the increased numbers of birds in South Gower