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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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hoodies at Sker Farm

Graham Roblin found a Hooded Crow at Sker Farm this morning. It was still showing well this afternoon between 13:30 and 16:00. The bird favoured the field (SS798794) with the sheep next to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club although it was quite mobile as the resident corvids arrived in the area to feed and departed regularly. On one occasion the bird flew to Sker Rocks to feed but, only spent a brief period there. One further notable event was when a Herring Gull singled it out from a feeding group of corvids and gave chase through the air but the Hooded Crow was able to avoid the attack easily.

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