GRC Blog

Welcome to the GRC Recorders pages. This blog provides details on all the relevant news of Glamorgan’s scarcer birds, plus all BBRC & WRP decisions that affect us locally. It will also be used to document the status and occurrence of these scarcer species and we welcome contributions from anyone with photographs, artwork or documentation of rarities past, present and future. The GRC also welcomes all seawatching news from around Glamorgan and news of passage migrants in spring & autumn, uncommon birds in our area and unusual behaviour.

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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Important changes to the Glamorgan D-List

The WRP have decided that all records of Ring-billed Gull & Richard's Pipit will be adjudicated by WRP in 2011 for a one year trial period. This is to establish patterns & species scarcity.
Common [Mealy] Redpoll - photos preferred but not required BUT a good quality description needed.

tristis – due to confusion over the UK situation (classic dull brown ones only) & Dutch position (any that give the call). WRP has decided to ask for descriptions of any “Siberian Chiffchaff” which gives the “bullfinch-type” sibe call. PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION OR SOUND recordings & description.

WRP will process these into one of two groups:

a) classic tristis – dull brown, with the sibe call

b) grey-type – pale, washed out grey jobs which call like the above.

1 comment:

Neil Donaghy said...

CR - please can you follow up with GFT/BBRC what has happened to the Siberian Chiffchaff described in detail by myself and NPR at KNNR a coupe of years ago.