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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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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Black-necked Grebe:Llanilid

Managed to get down to the site after work this evening,light was very poor and had to push the ISO a bit but pleased to get a few record shots.

"Plumage tick" for me,first one I've seen in summer plumage.


Mark Hipkin said...

Must have just missed you Jeff. Mind you I nearly missed the pond completely and was very close to heading up to the big lake to check there. Cracking area though.
Very nice collection of photos, I especially like the wing-flapping ones.

Jeff said...

Hi Mark,
I met up with Peter Morgan and he mentioned that you had just left so I couldn't have missed you by much.
I got lucky with the "open wing" shots as it decided to have a bit of a stretch only minutes after I arrived.
Just a shame that the bird didn't move much from the middle of the water and kept it's distance.