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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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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Snow Bunting at Newton

Snow Bunting 
Dean Bolt found this cracking Snow Bunting yesterday morning and I was delighted that it was still present this afternoon. The bird was showing well along the rough/sandy track that runs between the dunes and the cobble ridge. Very confiding and showing down to about 3m at times. It did get flushed by dog walkers and runners on a few occasions while I was there this afternoon but each time it flew only a short distance to the cobble ridge where it waited for the threat to pass briefly, before running back to the rough track to carry on feeding. The area it favoured while I was there this afternoon was at SS846770

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