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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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Black-necked Grebe at Llanilid

A superb shot of the summer plumaged BNG at Llanilid on 30th April by Ian Hatch. The observer kept the site undisclosed initially because he didn't want to upset anyone, thinking that it may be a Glamorgan breeding species. After being in correspondence with the observer I have decided to release the site details as CR, because this species is only a passage migrant in Glamorgan in spring and usually one-day birds. However the code of conduct set for all wild birds should be observed at all times.

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Very nice photo Ian. Great bird, it's been a very long time since I saw one as good as that. What a beauty!