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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 NOTE

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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Elizabeth Reed
Elizabeth Reed
May 16, 2022 4:17 pm

Cuckoo heard on May 14th from our back garden in Manselfield.

Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
May 15, 2022 11:43 pm

Llanrhidian Marsh this afternoon. Great white Egret 1, Shalduck20. Notable lack of waders, apart from Oystercatchers, all along the northern shore.

Anthony
Anthony
May 15, 2022 10:46 pm

Spotted a Wheatear up near Carn lechart… Another spotted near Cwmcerdinen 15/05/22

Owain Gabb
May 15, 2022 1:50 pm
Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
May 14, 2022 11:07 pm

Castell Du on the HT. Shelduck 7, Gadwall 6, Canada Goose 4, Sand Martin 26, Wheatear 2

Nigel Griffiths
Nigel Griffiths
May 13, 2022 6:00 pm

See comment: Dunlin and Sanderling at Whiteford NNR

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Nigel Griffiths
Nigel Griffiths
May 13, 2022 5:55 pm

Plenty of Dunlin at Whiteford NNR yesterday and also plenty of Sanderling sometimes mixed in with them . At first I thought the pale ones were immature Dunlin but the shorter straighter beaks imply Sanderling. Photos will hopefully attach. Happy to be corrected. Also around 50-100 Whimbrel and some Godwits mixed in with them too at times. Also around 40 Ringed Plover and a couple of hundred Oystercatcher.

Owain Gabb
May 13, 2022 10:04 am

A cuckoo at Oxwich Marsh this morning.
Long walk around Knelston, Llanddewi and Burry resulted in 4-5 yellowhammer (inc two males) at the bottom of Frogmoor, fledged stonechats in the same area, and a curlew on farmland north of Knelston village. Also 2+ peacocks (Indian peahen).
Upper part of Frogmoor has been burnt. State of the vegetation there quite depressing. No wonder yellowhammer are confined to the damp patch at the bottom.

Josh Greatorex-Davies
Josh Greatorex-Davies
May 13, 2022 11:10 am
Reply to  Owain Gabb

Sad to hear that. It wasn’t burned when I went there at the end of march.

Dewi Lewis
Dewi Lewis
May 12, 2022 8:43 pm

The first one is out ! Fledged Starling in the garden, Clydach, this afternoon.

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Owain Gabb
May 9, 2022 8:37 am

Oxwich Marsh (08/05). 3 grasshopper warblers captured. First juvenile siskins of the year. Reed warblers now more established on territory.

Dewi Lewis
Dewi Lewis
May 8, 2022 3:02 pm

It looks as if it’s a busy breeding season for Starling in Clydach. I walked part of the village this morning and noted 12 active nesting sites and a further 4 in Trebannws.The garden has been busy the last few days with up to 11 individuals searching for food both “natural” and “artificial” I think that the recent dry spell has made it difficult to probe for insects. I’m sure the noisy fledglings will be around this week

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Owain Gabb
May 7, 2022 10:45 am

Oxwich this morning: 3 Sandwich terns foraging close inshore
Pwll du (06/05) common scoter west and a whimbrel on the head

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