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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 Cetti’s warbler.

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Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey
June 4, 2022 7:58 pm

A red kite low over caewern park near neath this afternoon

Elizabeth Reed
Elizabeth Reed
June 3, 2022 9:38 am

Female Green Woodpecker feeding on ants on our lawn at Manselfield now.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
June 2, 2022 9:51 am

An hour later and there were three male and one female Tufted Duck. Plus Moorhen, Mallard and a Heron.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
June 2, 2022 7:13 am

Male Tufted Duck on Broad Pool, Cefn Bryn this morning at 0700. The first time I have seen one there.

Nigel Ramsell
Nigel Ramsell
June 1, 2022 12:42 pm

RSPB Cwm Clydach today. 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Dipper and Bullfinch seen amongst others

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Kai Gordon
Kai Gordon
May 30, 2022 9:37 am

3 Manx shearwater at Rhosilli Sunday evening, several gannets, kestrel around cliffs walking towards Worm’s head, fulmar seen also.

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer
May 30, 2022 7:30 am

saturday morning at Rhosilli , big raft of manx shearwater feeding around the 6 small rod and line fishing boats by the Crabbart . tried counting: at least 400 . approx 330 Herring gull , some feeding , many loafing on sea or on the Worm . 1 ad Yellow legged gull also. several Gannet feeding with manxies. several LBB gulls also . good to watch the Manx feeding quite close to shore

Troy Astarte
Troy Astarte
May 29, 2022 10:21 pm

Kilvey Hill today. Green woodpecker, two male crossbill, and this last brown bird I am struggling to nail (tree pipit? Always struggle with the pipits!). Also heard plenty of goldcrest calling, young great tits being fed, two siskin (one adult, one juve), a jay, plenty of blackcap. Not birds: a rather hideous Green Man and a sudden and surprising herd of horses.

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Kai Gordon
Kai Gordon
May 30, 2022 9:38 am
Reply to  Troy Astarte

That brown bird is a spotted flycatcher 🙂

Paul Larkin
Paul Larkin
May 30, 2022 10:25 am
Reply to  Troy Astarte

If it’s picture 3 it looks like a Spotted Flycatcher to me

Josh Greatorex-Davies
Josh Greatorex-Davies
May 30, 2022 4:38 pm
Reply to  Troy Astarte

Nice photos Troy. Agree with the others, the last bird is a Spotted Flycatcher. A fantastic bird to see on Kilvey Hill. I used to go up Kilvey Hill very regularly and never saw a Spotted Flycatcher.

Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey
May 29, 2022 7:18 pm

Fenrod lake 25 mute swan , usual mallards,few tufteds,Canada geese,and gulls a pied wagtail with one youngster 6 chaffinch 10 house sparrows,20 + hiridines
At coed Darcy house there were 31 house martins nests don’t know how many are active have a better chance when their feeding young

Derek Jones
Derek Jones
May 28, 2022 11:24 am

3 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Cormorants off Salthouse Point, Crofty at high tide this morning.

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Peter Douglas-Jones
Peter Douglas-Jones
May 27, 2022 5:54 pm

2 swifts on Cefn Bryn 27 May. This meadow pipit carrying food. Stonechat, linnets, skylarks, rooks, carrion crow.

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Nigel Ramsell
Nigel Ramsell
May 26, 2022 3:42 pm

Dipper seen on Clydach River this morning. No Spotted Flycatchers seen though. Lots of Blackcaps.

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