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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 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
22 July 2022 14:13

Fenrod lake morning ,110 Canada geese,20+ mute swan.chaffinches,chiff chaff.tufteds.mallards.and small numbers of herring,lesser b b and black headed gulls

Alun John
Alun John
22 July 2022 07:36

Pennard Valley 21st..
Two kestrel, presumed parent & youngster..
3 buzzard flying high and tussling…
2 swift over..
Several very vocal chough..
And the usual suspects, chiffchaff, whitethroat, stonechat, lots of house sparrows..
A heart stopper with a fly through collared dove (hoped it was the turtle!)😏
And many many small copper butterflies

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David Morris
David Morris
21 July 2022 20:43

Turtle Dove just returned to my garden after being absent for almost two weeks. Ringed on right leg, will try and identify ring if it returns tomorrow.Recorder informed.

Richard Dann
Richard Dann
20 July 2022 10:32

This juvenile Turtle Dove has visited my garden on Pennard Cliffs this morning in the company of the regular Collared Doves. This now means the species has visited the site every year from 2018 with the single exception of 2021.

Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey
19 July 2022 21:06

Cwrt Herbert playing fields this evening 37 wood pigeons lots of juvs among them also 50 plus starlings again good. Few juvs among them

Gill Roberts
Gill Roberts
18 July 2022 11:55

A peregrine seen and heard on cliffs between Brandy Cove and Southgate on 16th (seeing off a buzzard) and on 17th July. Also saw 3 high above Bishopston School on 11th July.

Owain Gabb
16 July 2022 22:14

Oxwich Marsh: female grasshopper warbler with brood patch captured, indicating local breeding. 48 reed warblers including good number of juveniles. Juvenile whitethroat, sedge warbler, siskins, wrens.

Lukas Le Grice
Lukas Le Grice
16 July 2022 21:46

A little late posting…..
Cattle Egret at Penclawdd Marsh on the 14th. It was associating with the local group of horses (see pics). Also, a good variety of songbirds. Singing Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Lots of Meadow Pipit and Reed Bunting in the grasses and reeds as well as a singing Skylark.
Whimbrel today in the Loughor River with a large group of Curlew and Oystercatcher.

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Owain Gabb
16 July 2022 22:13
Reply to  Lukas Le Grice

Excellent record Lukas

Nigel Ramsell
Nigel Ramsell
16 July 2022 18:35

Flock of around 15 Swifts screaming through Manselton. Gone now. First lot I’ve seen here this year.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
16 July 2022 17:14

Now a big flock of mixed Gulls feeding on flying ants. Includes Black-Headed and Med Gulls.

Jeremy Douglas-Jones
Jeremy Douglas-Jones
16 July 2022 16:58

A flock of about 12 Swifts screaming over my house here in West Cross, quickly dispersed when a Peregrine flew close by and continue to soar high above.

16 July 2022 10:36

Nice to spot a few Dartford Warblers In the recording area today 16/06/22

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