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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 Eddie Hunter (goweros23@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 Eddie 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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Ed Hunter
26 May 2024 11:35

At Pontwalby a female Goosander with 6 small chicks. Another female flew into Rheola
Pond calling then flew off back in the river direction almost immediately.3 active Grey Heron nests in the local Heronry

Heather Coats
Heather Coats
26 May 2024 09:45

2 pairs of Lesser redpoll on the feeders in my garden (Crynant) on 23rd; yesterday 3 juvenile Siskins, the first that I have seen this year; this morning 23 Siskins including 5 juveniles plus a pair of Lesser redpolls; 2 Blue tits taking mealworms to their young in the nest box and 3 Robins having a bit of a standoff by the mealworm feeder.

Jon Parker
Jon Parker
25 May 2024 17:21

Osprey this afternoon at Whitford Burrows flying across the marsh towards Cwm Ivy.

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Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey
25 May 2024 12:15

Female goosander with 4 young in the river neath by cadaxton salt marsh

Terry Tovey
Terry Tovey
24 May 2024 19:05

24/5.llandarcy (lan coed house) 15 active house Martin
Nests on the building.also in the area goldfinch,house sparrow,blue tit starlings,jackdaws wood pigeons,

Jess Stone
Jess Stone
23 May 2024 18:06

Watched the Osprey in Cwm Ivy circling with fish in talons trying to dodge the Seagulls and assorted Corvids. Eventuall settled on a dead tree by the far Bird Hide and cosummed the lot, watched by a Crow that sat very quietly about 6 foot away hoping for a titbit

Carol Glover
23 May 2024 17:49

Osprey seen this morning at Cwm Ivy perching on one of the petrified trees that are on the marshland opposite the NT Bunker house. It was there for at least 2 hours. Photo taken with my phone so apologies not very good.!

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Neil Ellerton
23 May 2024 13:38

Juvenile Dipper being fed by adult, cwm clydach yesterday… upload vids unfortunately as theyre too large

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Nigel Ramsell
22 May 2024 13:27

Cwm Clydach. Spotted Flycatcher, 400m above new bridge on the RIGHT hand side (normally seen them on the left side)

Barry Stewart
21 May 2024 17:49

On Sunday morning there were two Avocet feeding at Loughor foreshore (one there the previous day) and there was an Arctic Skua testing on the mudflats south of the bridge.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ihxqzBRsWoGVjTzMA

Barry Stewart
21 May 2024 17:50
Reply to  Barry Stewart

resting, not testing!

Clive powell
21 May 2024 14:44

Behind Treforgan, Crynant this morning, Tree pipit, garden warbler, plus an array of the usual birds you’d expect to see in this habitat, of meadow, willow, birch, Ash, and gorse.
Photo of the tree pipit, at the tip of a (currently) healthy looking young Ash.

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Paul Larkin
20 May 2024 22:51

Whiteford Point at HT today

Ringed Plover 31, Dunlin 35, Oystercatcher 543 (including the regular leucistic bird), Sanderling 65, Redshank 1, Bar t Godwit 14, Knot 15, Whimbrel 30. In the dune slacks Teal 1 pair, Shelduck 8, Lapwing 3. On the sea GC Grebe 3.

Owain Gabb
7 February 2024 08:50

Dear All We are now in the breeding season. For Schedule 1 species at risk of disturbance at the nest, we need to ensure that any sightings do not provide information that may lead to their disturbance. This includes cliff-nesting species such as Dartford warbler and chough which have been targeted by photographers (some of whom have used tape lures) in recent years, and species expanding their range / becoming locally commoner in some parts of the recording area such as red kite and goshawk. Please be aware of this in your posting. A list of Schedule 1 species that… Read more »

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